Melanie Chisholm spoke with Reuters about her initial reluctance to be part of the Spice Girls reunion. “For years I always thought I would never go back,” the 33-year-old said. “It’s a very personal thing to me. I had a lot of things to deal with after the Spice Girls, I had a lot of personal issues, and I have been very happy being a solo artist. I had to really think about my decision, but after spending time with the girls and now getting into the show I am so glad this is the decision I had made.”
Melanie C. Blogs At Spice Girls Web Site
October 19, 2007 – Melanie Chisholm checked in with fans on the Spice Girls’ new blog at the reunited group’s official web site on Friday (October 19). She writes: “Wow, there is so much to tell you! Things are really hotting up now with the tour preparations. Emma, Victoria, Geri and I had a fantastic meeting with Roberto Cavalli’s team last week, the costumes for the tour are going to be AMAZING!! It’s so exciting to work with such talented and lovely people, we feel very lucky.”
Melanie C Visits ‘This Morning’
October 17, 2007 – Spice Girls member Melanie Chisholm dropped by ‘This Morning’ on Tuesday (October 16) from Studio 8 at The London Studios in London, England. Mel talked about the decision for the group to reunite, getting Roberto Cavalli to design their tour outfits, selling out their London dates in 38 seconds, juggling her solo work and rehearsals with the group, how the girls are getting along, and perhaps dates in another UK city. Melanie later performed her new single ‘This Time’.
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Melanie Chisholm has posted a Q&A up on her web site talking about the former Spice Girl’s new single ‘Carolyna’, which was written with her long serving guitarist Paul Gendler. Asked whose idea was it to write together after almost 10 years, and if the writing process was any different, Mel responded, “I’ve always wanted to get the band more involved creatively. I’ve written a few songs with Greg and I really enjoy it. Both he and Paul are incredible musicians and know me very well; they know my strengths and our great chemistry stands us in good stead for writing good songs. It’s my first collaboration with Steve Mac too, who I adore. I hope to work with him a lot more in the future.”
Melanie C Visits ‘Something For The Weekend’
June 6, 2007 – Melanie Chisholm visited ‘Something For The Weekend’ on Sunday (June 3), where she was quizzed about the chances of a Spice Girls reunion. Mel told the hosts that there have been talks, but nothing confirmed, and that if she does sign on, it won’t be to record any new material. YouTube has since removed the video.
Melanie C Fed Up With Spice Girls Reunion Talk
June 4, 2007 – The People caught up with Melanie Chisholm at The Breathing Life Awards in London, where she was asked that question that seems to pester the former Spice Girls, will there be a reunion and will she be a part of it. “I’m really happy with where I am in life and I’m fed up of all this reunion talk,” Mel moaned. “But if the other girls do decide it is the way forward I don’t want to miss it so we’ll have to see.”
Melanie C On Potential Spice Girls Reunion
June 3, 2007 – The Sunday Mirror caught up with Melanie Chisholm for a Q&A, asking the singer if she believes a Spice Girls reunion will happen. “I’ve never wanted to do it as I feel it would be difficult to be as great again,” she said. “I would be worried that it wouldn’t be as good. But then if the other four girls said, ‘Right Melanie. We’re doing it. Are you in or out?’ I’d be like, ‘I don’t know what to do!’ I’d find it very hard to be the person who didn’t complete the set. A one-off I’d consider, but I wouldn’t want to reform for good.”
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TeenToday.co.uk caught up with former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, where the singer was asked about reading whether she reads unusual things about herself. “All the time,” she responded. “All the stuff about the Spice Girls reunion is bizarre to me. I don’t know where that comes from because it’s completely untrue. All the lesbian rumors. The list is kind of endless. The British press have got quite a bad reputation in the rest of the world. They’ve got too much imagination.”
The transcript at teentoday.co.uk has since been removed.
Melanie Chisholm tells The Observer she dealt with a lot of mean behavior from her former Spice Girls bandmates. The 33-year-old explained, “The Spice Girls were crazy. There was a lot of bullying and bitching. Your insecurities can be exploited by others to bolster their self-esteem.” Chisholm added that they’ve all said sorry now, though declined to get into specifics. Read more.
Melanie Chisholm is out with the music video to her new single ‘I Want Candy’, a remake of The Strangeloves’ 1965 hit, from the former Spice Girls member’s forthcoming album ‘This Time’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Melanie Chisholm Not Keen On Spice Girls Reunion
June 12, 2006 – The Herald Sun caught up with former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm for a Q&A, where the singer was asked about the girl group possibly reuniting. “I can’t ever see a time when I will get into the studio with the other girls and record again,” she said. “Sometimes I think it would be nice to perform for something. I thought Live8 was a shame, that would have been the perfect opportunity to do something worthwhile. I have such great memories of how we were, and I think everybody else has too. I don’t think we could do it again. I would really rather be remembered for how we were than spoil it with a reunion.”
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Melanie Chisholm Previews New Album
May 11, 2006 – AccessAllAreas.net.au caught up with former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm for a Q&A and asked the singer when fans can expect a new album. “Well I am working on one but it’s early days because of course the last album (‘Beautiful Intentions’) it’s still keeping me really busy but it’s nice to come home and get some new material together,” she said. “But I don’t think I’ll have anything ready until early next year!”
The transcript at accessallareas.net.au has since been removed.
Melanie C & More Perform On ‘TV Total’ Christmas Special
December 26, 2005 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm dropped by ‘TV Total’ for their ‘Night Of The Stars’ Christmas special, teaming up with host Stefan Raab in a performance of Bryan Adams’ ‘When You’re Gone’. Mel also performed her German chart-topper, ‘First Day Of My Life’. Additionally, Raab performed ‘Last Christmas’ with Jeanette Biedermann and everyone involved in the special closed the show with a performance of ‘Let It Snow’.
The Daily Mail reports Melanie Chisholm is the sole stumbling block to a reunion of the Spice Girls. “All of the girls are up for it and the reunion will definitely happen in the next 18 months,” Simon Fuller explained. “The only person showing any reluctance is Mel C. She thinks her solo career is bigger than the band, which is just not the case. She needs to wise up and realize a reunion would be amazing for everybody concerned. Emma and Geri are meeting her soon to discuss everything and convince her to finally sign a deal.” Read more.
Melanie Chisholm is out with the music video to her new single ‘First Day Of My Life’, off a special edition of the former Spice Girl’s album ‘Beautiful Intentions’, released only in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, where it is the theme song of the television soap opera ‘Julia’. Watch it online via Metacafe below.
Melanie C To Quit Solo Career
October 9, 2005 – Sources tell The People that former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm won’t be making anymore new solo music after she’s done promoting ‘Beautiful Intentions’. “Mel is really down on the record industry and is fed up with cheesy bands that make it with no talent,” an insider revealed. “She’ll stick with her label [Red Girl Records] but promote new bands. Sadly she’s giving up her own music.”
The Mirror reports that Melanie Chisholm is blaming her ex-Spice Girls bandmates for her lack of solo success. “This year there’s been the Live 8 cancellation, Victoria Beckham’s never out of the press, Melanie B released an album that didn’t do much and Geri Halliwell had an unsuccessful release – and that reflects badly,” she said. “You’re guilty by association.”
Melanie C Visits Kyle And Jackie O Show
August 9, 2005 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm was on ‘The Kyle and Jackie O.’ show from London the other day, where Jackie is also broadcasting from while Kyle remained in Sydney. Mel talked about the new album, plans to tour Australia for a brief acoustic tour, dealing with jetlag, the reunion talk – which she doubts will happen since the band is “best to be left in the past”, the claim by Robbie Williams that he bedded 4 of the 5 Spice Girls – which she said was “very rude and very ungentlemanly” of Robbie, people who kiss and tell to the tabloids in Britain, how Rebecca Loos makes Mel “sick”, sex scandals and nannies, the new single ‘Better Alone’, and more. The interview at Auspipe.com has since been removed.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm is out with the music video to her new single ‘Better Alone’, from the album ‘Beautiful Intentions’. Watch it via Metacafe below.
Melanie Chisholm tells The Sunday Mirror that the Spice Girls will never be reunited. “I would never get back together with the Spice Girls,” Mel confessed. “I am getting tired and frustrated at all these stories about the Spice Girls getting back together. And I have not been in the studio working on songs.” Mel admitted: “Obviously, I did suffer with depression for a couple of years. I’m quite a fighter but when depression hits it is really, really difficult. You do feel despair and I know a lot of people do contemplate ending it all. But luckily I never really got to that point.”