The Mirror reports Elton John gave the guys from Blue all a Theo Fennell gold chain, complete with an engraving of their names, along with a personal note with each chain. It was Elton’s way to say thank you for working with him on their latest single, ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, which was a hit for him in the 1970s. Blue’s version of the tune is due out December 9th, and a spokesman said, “The boy’s are currently walking around and showing off their gold non-stop. They will all be wearing their chains in the video.”
Elton Hits Out At Idol Manipulation
November 6, 2002 – The Sun reports Sir Elton John is livid at Simon Cowell for how the Idol series winners are treated. “I feel sorry for these artists,” Elton railed. “I say, ‘Make sure you are getting your money and put it in the bank. You are just a commodity to these people.’ Someone like Simon Cowell has no love for Will Young or Gareth Gates. He sees them as another Mercedes-Benz.”
Blue’s Entire ‘One Love’ Album Streaming Online
October 31, 2002 – Blue fans can listen to the entire ‘One Love’ album before its November 4th release on Capital FM of London. They cite the best tracks on the album being ‘Don’t Treat Me Like A Fool’, ‘Without You’, and ‘Get Down’. Tracks to skip include the title track ‘One Love’. The audio has since been removed.
Blue Star Says He’s Received 20,000 Death Threats
October 8, 2002 – Blue star Lee Ryan tells The Sun that he’s had 20,000 death threats since his World Trade Center outburst where he fumed, “Who gives a fu** about New York when whales are dying.” Lee said, “I got death threats, saying things like they wanted to shove anthrax down my throat. I’m still getting them now.” The move squashed any hopes of the group to get promoted in the U.S., but Lee says he doesn’t regret his comments. “I don’t regret what I said, but I do regret the way I said it.”
Blue Can’t Wait To Get On The Road
October 5, 2002 – BBC Newsround reports Blue star Duncan James can’t wait for the group to kick off their tour next month. “It’s a great way for us to see our Irish fans, our Scottish fans, our Welsh fans – all our fans!” said Duncan. Bandmate Ant added, “We want to give back to our fans a great show that’s worth the money.” Read more.
Blue Wear Blue Contact Lenses To Announce Tour
October 3, 2002 – The members of boy band Blue turned themselves blue by wearing blue color contact lenses to announce their sponsors for their forthcoming sold out UK tour called ‘One Love’ in London.