New Culture Club singer SAM BUTCHER insists he didn't replace Boy George in the band - he only got the job when his predecessor turned it down. The 29-year-old made his debut fronting the Karma Chameleon hitmakers at London club Too2Much on Tuesday (25JUL06). He claims Boy George was offered the chance to rejoin the band, but was simply too busy. He says, "The whole history of Culture Club has been tumultuous. My understanding is that they had a lot of demands to tour but because he is so creative, he didn't have the time. "So they said they would find another singer if he didn't do it and George said, 'Go for it.' "I am a great admirer of his inventiveness and his talent."