george michael

Grammys 2017: Watch Adele Stop, Restart “Fastlove” Performance During George Michael Tribute

The Grammys tribute to George Michael was handled solely by Album of the Year nominee Adele, who played an orchestral rendition of the late singer's 1996 hit "Fastlove."
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 12, 2017

Grammys Announce Prince and George Michael Tribute Performances

Today, the Recording Academy announced that this year's Grammys will host tributes to both Prince and George Michael. Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow had…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 8, 2017

Rob Thomas Originally Wanted George Michael to Sing Santana’s “Smooth”

In a tribute to the late George Michael published in Billboard today, Rob Thomas revealed that Thomas' 1999 mega-hit from Santana's Supernatural album, "Smooth," was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 6, 2017

George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” and “Faith” Return to the Hot 100

In the days following his sudden death on December 25, George Michael is finding renewed popularity on streaming services and Billboard's Hot 100 chart. "Careless Whisper" and "Faith," both number…
Anna Gaca / January 4, 2017

Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Cover Wham!’s “Last Christmas” at a London Homeless Shelter

For each superstar musician death this year, there has been a corresponding Chris Martin and/or Coldplay tribute. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen—when an iconic and revered…
Anna Gaca / December 30, 2016

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” Finally Charts on the Hot 100

Following the unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day, Wham!'s ubiquitous 1984 holiday song "Last Christmas" has finally charted on Billboard's Hot 100. It's #50…
Anna Gaca / December 28, 2016

Hold On, Hold On, I Won’t Let You Go: On George Michael, the Unabashed Superstar

In the promo press for his second solo full-length, 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, George Michael announced he'd no longer be granting interviews. He…
Rich Juzwiak / December 27, 2016

George Michael’s Boyfriend Describes Finding Singer Dead Christmas Morning

Two days after George Michael’s death, the pop star’s boyfriend has revealed that he discovered the body early Christmas morning and that Michael died alone…
Taylor Berman / December 27, 2016

George Michael Dead at 53

British singer George Michael has passed away at 53, the BBC reports. The cause of death was unannounced. "It is with great sadness that we can…
Brian Josephs / December 25, 2016

Arctic Monkeys Named in £1.2 Billion U.K. Tax Scheme

Of late, Arctic Monkeys have treated us to bits of vice and debauchery via the sex-charged, voyeuristic clip for "Snap Out of It" and that…
Colin Stutz / July 9, 2014

George Michael Says He Nearly Died, Serves Mince Pies at Press Conference

George Michael has returned to the U.K. after a month-long hospitalization in Austria that interrupted a European tour and told reporters the "worst month of…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2011

From the Vault: Death Cab, Rivers Cuomo, MTV

Maybe it's the fact that recently the names in the news are oldtimers like AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, and Metallica, but lately we've been feeling…
Melissa Goldstein / October 29, 2008