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Culture_club The members of Culture Club -- yeah, they're still around -- have turned against former lead singer and icon Boy George. The reason: George picked up a songwriting award last week for "Kharma Chameleon" without telling the rest of the bandmembers, who are credited equally with writing the tune.

"We should have been there," Mikey Craig, the bassist and a founding member of the band, told the Associated Press. "George wasn’t the sole writer of the song. We wrote collectively."

George, who these days picks up more trash than trophies, couldn't be reached for comment.

Culture Club reformed in 1998 and is preparing to tour again this year with British singer Sam Butcher taking over the lead vocals. The remaining original member, Craig and drummer Jon Moss, say the band also deserves credit for the names of George and the band itself.

"He wanted to call himself Papa George," Moss told the AP. "It doesn’t have the same ring to it. And he wanted to call us Caravan Club."

[Check out our Boy George episode of the Stuck in the 80s podcast]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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