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Wednesday 12 March 2003
 
George Michael says forget anti-war song
 
George Michael Singer George Michael says that pop stars should not record an anti-war record.
 
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George Michael says forget anti-war song

George Michael has told pop stars to forget about plans for an anti-war charity record - because they don't know enough about politics to be taken seriously.
Blue star Lee Ryan says he's written a top tune called Stand Up As People and is trying to get loads of other big stars to sing it with him.
He says he wants people like Kylie and the Sugababes to help him out but George really doesn't like the idea.
He was involved with the famous charity single Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid that raised loads of money for starving people in Ethiopia.
George said: "I'm begging, I'm hoping that there will not be a Band Aid 2 because the reality is that very, very few people in the industry now, that you're hearing on the radio, make their money from their own hearts and minds."
He added that current pop stars make their money by singing words other people have written, and doesn't think a new charity record would be very genuine.
 
 
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charity record
 
a disc which will raise money to help people in trouble
 
to be taken seriously
 
for people to think they mean it
 
loads
 
a lot of
 
help him out
 
assist him with the problem
 
raised
 
if you raise money you get people to give money for charity
 
starving
 
dying because they had no food
 
the reality is
 
the truth is
 
from their own hearts and minds
 
using their personal abilities
 
current
 
at the present time
 
genuine
 
honest and sincere
 
 
 
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