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Boy George is the 'King of Everything' on Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Boy George last night, who performed "King of Everything" from his new CD This Is What I Do as well as the Culture Club classic "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?".

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  1. the jacket and hat are so boy george --- i miss the 80"S...........

    Posted by: steve | May 2, 2014 6:42:43 PM


  2. his voice has kept its timbre, but he has lost or misplaced his breath control. there is very little air column supporting his notes. it would be less noticeable in a studio recording or with a much smaller softer musical backing. he would not be amiss spending some time with a vocal coach to fix that.

    Posted by: bandanajack | May 2, 2014 7:16:40 PM


  3. Will always love the boy.

    Posted by: sparks | May 2, 2014 7:21:27 PM


  4. Boy George looks...different.

    Posted by: petey | May 2, 2014 7:31:23 PM


  5. I was listening to Karma Chameleon and Miss Me Blind this morning. You peeps know you love him.

    Posted by: Guillermo Luna | May 2, 2014 7:36:38 PM


  6. Dear Mr O'Dowd, You're over 50. Isn't it about time you dropped the 'Boy' stuff.

    Posted by: Newton | May 2, 2014 7:58:28 PM


  7. Shut up, Newton.

    Posted by: Linkmaxbub | May 2, 2014 8:38:24 PM


  8. yea... shut up newton

    Posted by: steve | May 2, 2014 10:36:34 PM


  9. What Linkmaxbub and Steve said. Love the boy and his now matured voice. Smokey, dreamy.

    Posted by: Paul | May 3, 2014 12:10:20 AM


  10. I'm not Boy George, but I would want to be the QUEEN of everything, were I in his shoes.

    Posted by: Connor | May 3, 2014 12:43:05 AM


  11. Boy George had some great songs as a member of Culture Club. However, since going solo, his songs have been very basic. He stereotyped himself and has never been able to shake it off.

    Posted by: petey | May 3, 2014 2:14:25 AM


  12. I saw him Monday and he was incredible---a show I've been wanting to see for 30 years. He did Culture Club (not many), reggae (not my favorite of his genre-bending), lots of his solo stuff, and some great covers (T Rex, Iggy Pop, Dylan). It could have been a miserable mess, all over the map, but his talent and charm had the crowd in the palm of his hand.

    Will always love him, not least because in a 1984 interview with Rolling Stone he said, "It's 1984. I'm bixsexual. What's the big deal?" And yeah, obviously he was gay and not bi, but it was still a badass thing to say ("America knows a good drag queen when it sees one" was pretty good too). Bowie had claimed to be bi 10 years before, but that turned out to be more marketing than fact. (Don't get me wrong--I love Bowie.) Boy hasn't always been perfect, but few interesting people have been.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 3, 2014 2:52:47 AM


  13. I echo Paul R's sentiments...

    I've been a fan since I was 14 years old...I've waited 30 years to see him perform live. I did meet him, shake his hand in the lobb at Claridge's about 7 years ago, which was surreal, but to see him perform was a dream come true.

    Love you, George!

    PS,....shut up, Newton. ...and, Petey: Basic? Please! He's been on top of the sound of dance music for the last 20+ years! YOU'RE BASIC!

    Posted by: KEVolution! | May 3, 2014 3:46:06 AM


  14. @Petey

    George's solo releases in the 90's were amazing...as is the original (british) cast album of Taboo the musical.

    Posted by: Qj201 | May 3, 2014 8:46:20 AM


  15. Bowie's bisexuality wasn't marketing, it was an established fact. A fact that prevented him from having a massive fan base in the USA in the 1970's.

    Posted by: radtastic | May 3, 2014 9:03:48 AM


  16. The vocal chords are a muscle and if you don't use them for years and years your going to loose them. He needs a good voice coach and vocal exercises before he sings.

    Posted by: tagg | May 3, 2014 10:00:37 AM


  17. Boy George did drugs and smoked and drank for years, his voice is what it is now. That said, I think it sounds great, it's got a nice smokiness to it now. And "Somebody to Love Me" from Mark Ronson's album is a great track.

    Posted by: antisaint | May 3, 2014 2:34:35 PM


  18. It's true that the timbre of his voice has changed, the hoarseness may be from fatigue (I assume he's doing a lot of promo right now), also from age, as the voice will "falter" if not rigorously exercised all the time (think opera singers). At a certain point in a career, one has to make key changes (down) to accomodate aging vocal cords, which B George hasn't done, that I can tell at least. That said, I don't care, to me he'll always be great. And he's gotten sexier. And having met him, I know he's actaully a nice guy.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | May 3, 2014 2:46:08 PM


  19. I'm a sucker for singers who age, whose voices drop a 1/2 octave or so, yet still somehow manage to deliver the goods. I am loving the way his voice sounds now.

    I've never been his biggest fan, but something about him has always made me root for him to do well and be happy. No matter how much he's messed up, there's always been something very loveable about the Boy.

    Posted by: Andy | May 3, 2014 4:45:52 PM


  20. Certainly better this time around!

    Posted by: Juliana | Aug 1, 2014 5:51:21 PM


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