Boy George considers Culture Club reunion

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Boy George said Monday he might try to get his old band, Culture Club, back together again to mark their 30th anniversary next year.

The singer, 48, told BBC radio he was on good terms with his former bandmates and said a small-scale reunion of the quartet could be on the cards.

"It's our 30-year anniversary next year so we may do something," Boy George said.

"I don't know if it would be a prolonged thing. I think we could do a one-off gig or maybe a small tour.

"There's a part of me that thinks I should do it, but we'll see. It's all about my mood at the time."

Culture Club was one of the biggest bands of the early 1980s, enjoying chart-topping success in Britain and the United States with "Karma Chameleon" (1983) while "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (1982) was also a number one in the British charts.

Their 1983 album "Colour by Numbers" went six times platinum in the United States.

Since Culture Club split in 1986, Boy George, real name George O'Dowd, has forged a successful career as a disc jockey although the band did stage brief comebacks in 1998 and 2002.

"It really depends on the reasons for doing it. The last reason we did it, obviously we had the big hit with 'I Just Wanna Be Loved' and there seemed a point to that because we were doing something new," said the singer.

"But unfortunately, with all these reunions you get to a point where you start remembering why you left."

Boy George was let out of jail on probation in May 2009 after serving four months of a 15-month jail sentence for imprisoning a male escort after a nude photoshoot.

He handcuffed the Norwegian and beat him with a metal chain when he tried to escape the musician's London apartment.

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