Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Emma Bunton is excited to learn that Robbie Williams is interested in writing a track for her next album. “We’ve known each other for years and, when we met, he told me he had a song in mind for me,” Bunton told a source. The former Spice Girl plans to release the new album by late summer. Look for “a real mix of styles”, according to the singer.
Robbie Won’t Show To Brits If Doherty Does
February 8, 2005 – Robbie Williams has threatened to quit the Brit Awards if Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty shows up. “Robbie has said in no uncertain terms, ‘It’s me or him’,” an insider told The Sun. “Robbie believes that he is the star and Pete should not be invited. He was hoping to grab all the headlines with a show-stopping performance of ‘Angels’.”
Poor U.S. Debut For Emma Bunton, But She’s Not Giving Up
February 4, 2005 – Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton failed to make the Billboard 200 album list with her debut U.S. solo album ‘Free Me’, even though 5,380 copies would have been enough to make the cut. “It often takes a long time to gain recognition in the States and Emma’s determined to see it through,” a source said. “But there’s no denying she faces an uphill battle.” Bunton has also signed on with CAA, who reportedly want her to try out for major TV and film projects. “But Emma’s adament she’s not going to abandon her music – she just wants to branch out into other things,” the source added.
Emma Bunton Visits KTLA
February 1, 2005 – Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton visited KTLA in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (February 1) to discuss her debut U.S. solo album ‘Free Me’. Bunton talked about her time with the Spice Girls, their decision to split, whether she’ll catch on in America as a solo artist, being able to have a personal life, dealing with paparazzi, and more. The interview has since been removed from ktla.feedroom.com.
Gay Comic Vacations With Robbie Williams In LA
January 16, 2005 – The Sunday Mirror reports that gay comedian Matt Lucas just returned from a vacation in Los Angeles where he stayed at the home of Robbie Williams. A source said the pair “relaxed and chilled out.”
Robbie Wanted To Front Re-Formed Queen
January 7, 2005 – ContactMusic.com reports that Robbie Williams is upset after being denied the chance to replace Freddie Mercury in the newly-reformed Queen, who instead went with former Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers. “I’d have killed for a chance to sing with those guys backing me,” Williams said. “How cool would that have been? I sang ‘We are the Champions’ for a movie soundtrack and the band said I did a good job.”
Robbie Chats With RTL
January 6, 2005 – Germany’s RTL caught up with Robbie Williams for an interview and asked the singer what qualities he’s looking for in his dream girl, the secret of a good song, the pressure of fame, his ‘Greatest Hits’ album, his problems with relationships, his goals for the future, his next album, tour plans, and more.
The audio response clips, in English, at RTL.de have since been removed.
Robbie Likes Getting Naked
January 1, 2005 – The Sun reports that Robbie Williams has vowed to ditch his clothes and become a naturist – so he can embarrass his future kids. “I’m probably going to be one of those very embarrassing fathers who’s a naturist when I’m older,” he said. “I guess when it comes down to it, I just like taking my pants down.”