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Official George Michael documentary hitting theaters in June

The documentary George Michael had been working on prior to his 2016 death will hit the big screen on June 22nd in a special theatrical release. George Michael: Freedom Uncut credits the singer as a co-director along with David Austin, with Michael also serving as the film’s narrator. Back in 2017, an edited version of the film premiered on Showtime.
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Poker, George Michael and Travel: 20 Questions With Fonseca

Click here to read the full article. Fonseca‘s “Besos en la frente” is a contemporary lullaby imbued in tenderness, augmented by the veteran singer’s pathos-filled voice. It’s actually a song written after a tragedy — and perhaps an odd choice to kick off the 10-track set that celebrates Fonseca’s 20-year recording career. But Fonseca’s choices have always been driven by what works musically — and this, he says, was the best choice. Those musical choices have led to a commercially successful two-decade career is encapsulated in Viajante, an album of all original material that goes from melancholy to partying to romantic,...
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New George Michael documentary narrated and co-directed by the late singer will tell 'the complete story'

WHAM! George Michael's life is getting an encore — courtesy of the late singer himself. The new documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut will premiere in theaters worldwide this summer, allowing fans a rare glimpse into the singer-songwriter's personal life. Narrated and co-directed by Michael before his death in 2016, the film is set for release on June 22, three days before his birthday.
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George Michael: New documentary to shed light on late singer’s personal life

A new documentary shedding light on the life of late singer George Michael will be released this summer, it has been announced.George Michael Freedom Uncut – a follow-up to the 2017 version, George Michael Freedom – was directed by Michael before his untimely death in 2016, along with his close friend David Austin.Austin said in a statement: “The film is George’s final work. Narrated by George himself, it is the complete story.”Featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Mary J Blige and Cindy Crawford, the film explores Michael’s impact on the cultural landscape...
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George Michael documentary, his final work, to premiere in theaters June 22

George Michael‘s final artistic statement, a documentary called George Michael Freedom Uncut, will debut in theaters worldwide on June 22. The autobiographical documentary is narrated by the late star, who died in 2016. It focuses on the period after the release of his Faith album made him a global superstar, through the time following the release of his 1990 follow up Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1.
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George Michael Estate Smacks Down Tory Lanez Over Unauthorized ‘Careless Whisper’ Use

Click here to read the full article. Late last year, Madonna made headlines when she went after embattled rapper Tory Lanez for what she felt was unauthorized usage of her 1985 hit “Into the Groove” in his song “Pluto’s Last Comet.” “Read your messages tor [sic] illegal usage of my song Get into The Groove!” she wrote on Instagram, later adding in a comment to Rolling Stone, “I am tired of being taken advantage of and I mean business.” Now, another iconic name from the 1980s is speaking out against Lanez: the George Michael estate, who have taken action to get a...
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Tory Lanez Called Out by George Michael Estate Over ‘Unauthorized Sample’ of “Careless Whisper”

George Michael’s estate is speaking out against Tory Lanez for some careless sampling. The estate of the Wham! member and pop icon is calling out the Toronto artist over his song “Enchanted Waterfall,” which it says pulls from the 1985 classic “Careless Whisper” without permission. Lanez’s track, which seemingly includes similar vocal melodies, appeared on his ’80s-inspired album Alone at Prom in 2021. Michael’s team and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley are looking to have the song removed from streaming services over its “unauthorized sample.”
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George Michael Estate Calls Out Tory Lanez for Allegedly Ripping Off ‘Careless Whisper’

Click here to read the full article. The George Michael estate accused Tory Lanez of lifting “Careless Whisper” without permission on his 2021 song, “Enchanted Waterfall,” Variety reports. “Enchanted Waterfall” appears on Lanez’s Eighties-inspired album, Alone at Prom. In a statement, the George Michael estate and Andrew Ridgeley (Michael’s Wham! bandmate, with whom he co-wrote “Careless Whisper”) said they denied a request for permission to use the 1984 smash in June 2021, but Lanez went ahead with “Enchanted Waterfall” anyway.  “It was brought to our attention that the song ‘Enchanted Waterfall’ by the artist Tory Lanez incorporated an unauthorized sample of ‘Careless...
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