That's something I'd truly expect to hear from Robbie Williams.
George is a very talented guy. Too bad he's retiring, but I guess he has very good reasons why since he has mentioned recently that nearly the whole pop genre is dead.
See, George retires, we all wish him well. John Deacon retires and we all keep asking the same questions!
George is a fave of mine and I hope he has a nice retirement. But how often has David Bowie 'retired' ????
Leppar wrote: Well, i don't care - he was massively overated in my opinion anyway. Not a patch on Joe Elliott.
lol...i like george and def-l,
imo i think it could be a bit of a publicity stunt to sell more back catalogue cd's, the best track he done in years was freak i fuckin love that track and the vid,,, i know elton's always bitchin behind his back so mabe that had a small influence, who knows who cares long as it not queen retireing well 50% queen lol
Mrs_Taylor wrote: Mick Hucknall said the same about Simply Red 10 years ago and he's still going. It'd be a shame if George does what he says, but there'll always be his music - and I still love 'Patience' to death.
My girlfriend and I are going nuts to have a chance to see Simply Red.
The problem is that he doesn't tour America that much. For the last tour to promote 'Home' he was playing here in NY the same day that my girlfriend had a class at night, and she couldn't skip it.
The article I read yesterday said that he wasn't quitting, but that he felt that the type of music he's been writing/performing in recent years is dead, and that he's going to change his musical direction and come back with something new. (That was in The Sun mind )!
Teo_torriate04 wrote: The article I read yesterday said that he wasn't quitting, but that he felt that the type of music he's been writing/performing in recent years is dead, and that he's going to change his musical direction and come back with something new. (That was in The Sun mind )!
He is making an album of gangsta rap. Because in the 69 his humpty nose will tickle your rear.
Remember one thing...
Great artists who announce retirement always have a tendency to come back for either another tour or another album. Such thing happened with Elton John, The Who, and Ozzy Osbourne.
On the other hand we have shit talentless artists who finally realize that their music is crap, and then they announce their break up. Like recently we've seen with Creed, Rage Against The Machine, and (crossing my fingers that she won't ever come back) Cher.
Like many people, I don't suppose this'll be the last we ever see of him, but it's a shame that such a great talent feels under so much pressure. Mind you, 4 albums in 20 years is hardly slaving away is it?
I think he's a genius, of the highest order. I think he's the best solo songwriter England's seen for many a long year, and he should do whatever he wants, but make another great album before he goes. Listen without Prejudice vol 2 would be a nice way to sign off, specially if it was as good as the first one.