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George Michael’s Sister Melanie Panayiotou Dies on Christmas

Melanie Panayiotou, the sister of late pop icon George Michael, died on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) at age 55, as her family confirmed in a statement…
Gab Ginsberg, Billboard / December 27, 2019

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste on George Michael’s Coming Out: “He Helped Me Make the Decision to Never Hide”

June is a time to honor the LGBTQ community’s rich history and highlight its remarkable achievements. To celebrate Pride Month, Billboard asked modern music stars…
Ed Droste / June 8, 2017

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

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The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert From 1992 to Stream This Weekend

The Freddie Mercury tribute concert, which took place in 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium, will be coming to YouTube for three nights, just like the…
SPIN Staff / May 14, 2020

MTV Unplugged Turns 30: Here Are the 30 Best Performances

Long ago, in the days before there were multiple MTVs glutted with reality shows about sexually active teens, network producers came up with a concept…
Chris Harris / November 26, 2019

8 MTV Unplugged Performances That Should Get Vinyl Reissues

Pearl Jam is the latest band to have their MTV Unplugged performance reissued on vinyl. The band's 1992 unplugged set will be released on limited…
Maggie Serota / October 9, 2019

Andrew Ridgeley to Publish a Wham! Memoir

George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley will publish a memoir entitled Wham! George & Me. Penguin Random House imprint Dutton said in a press release that the book will…
Tosten Burks / March 12, 2019

Listen to Robyn Cover Wham!’s “Last Christmas” on BBC’s Live Lounge

Robyn is the latest guest on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge series. On the show yesterday, she performed the title track of her new album…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 4, 2018

George Michael’s Family Posts Christmas Tribute Message on First Anniversary of His Death

George Michael died one year ago yesterday, on Christmas Day 2016, at age 53. Over the weekend, the late singer's family marked the date with…
Anna Gaca / December 26, 2017

George Michael’s 1987 Faith Interview: George Michael Wants Your Respect

A lot of people think that George Michael is a Wimp! and Wham! was nothing but a wimpy band that sold 36 million records. And…
Brad Balfour / October 30, 2017

Watch Sam Smith Cover George Michael’s “Father Figure”

Sam Smith closed out BBC Radio 1’s month-long Live Lounge marathon today. "For this final cover, I wanted to pick my favorite artist of all…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 30, 2017

Listen to a Posthumous George Michael Single, “Fantasy,” Produced by Nile Rodgers

BBC Radio 2 premiered "Fantasy," a posthumous single by George Michael this morning. It's a remixed version of a 1990 B-side recorded during the sessions…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 7, 2017

Coroner: George Michael Died of Natural Causes

George Michael died of natural causes resulting from heart disease and fatty liver disease, according to a British coroner. The official cause of death…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

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
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