The Sun has listened to Robbie Williams’ new album ‘Escapology’, and reveals one of the tracks takes a shot at former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. On the track ‘Cursed’, Robbie sings, “Cursed, since your birth dear. And your worst fears have all come true. I was naked when it penetrated. Told everyone I’d slept with you. Thought you’d like it, knew you wouldn’t deny it.” People close to the singer believe his song reveals what happened between the pair, who have gone back and forth on whether their relationship was sexual or not.
EMI Security Guarding Robbie’s New Album
October 23, 2002 – An EMI insider tells the Scottish Daily Record that security for Robbie Williams new album ‘Escapology’ will be a priority. “There’s justifiable paranoia over Robbie’s new album. The label is aware of the trend among criminal gangs to pirate top-selling albums in an attempt to cream off thousands of sales at the expense of genuine copies,” the insider explained. “But security is at its tightest in the approach to Christmas. We would also warn fans that counterfeit copies are inferior in terms of sound quality as they are second or third generation copies, sleeve notes and the like are often missing. It’s a rip-off. We are, however, convinced we will be able to keep the product from being compromised in this way.”
Despite Big Deal, Robbie Has To Cut Corners On Cash
October 20, 2002 – The Sunday People reports that while many say Robbie Williams signed for $125 million, their sources say he actually signed for closer to $53 million. Either way, the cash won’t come through for a while. In the meantime Rob’s people have to scrimp and save after he sacked Guy Chambers. His writing partner handed over the hard disks for latest album ‘Escapology’, but they still have to do remixes for the singles and need some hi-tech equipment for the task.
Robbie Takes A Night Off From Rachel
October 19, 2002 – News of the World reports that when Robbie Williams’ gal pal Rachel Hunter is out of town, he needs three women to make up for her. Rob, Petrina Khashoggi, Milicia Kastner and a mystery pal went to London’s Tramp nightclub where an insider revealed, “They turned up around midnight and sat at a table. The gang just couldn’t stop laughing. At one stage they danced. Robbie was on good form and chatted away to some of the other people in there.”
Robbie Buys $5.5 Million Mansion With Bar
October 15, 2002 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams has splashed down nearly $5.5 million on a house in Los Angeles with its own bar. A source close to the recovering alcoholic said, “His mates are laughing about the pub. Rob hasn’t touched alcohol for ages. He thinks it’s funny too. Rob grew up in a pub in Stoke-on-Trent so I guess it will make him feel at home. But he’s planning to get rid of the booze and just have a soft drinks bar.”
Robbie Misses LA And Gets Tanning Bed
October 11, 2002 – The Sun reports that with Robbie Williams spending time out of Los Angeles, he had a tanning bed delivered to the house in London’s Notting Hill. Now he, girlfriend Rachel Hunter, and best mate Jonathan Wilkes can stay tanned in overcast England.