Music News LIVE: Tributes to George Michael

10:39 26 Dec  Getty Images That’s all from us today on this Music News LIVE George Michael tribute special. Scroll down for detailed reaction to the sad news of the singer’s death on Christmas Day, plus a look back at just why he was so well-loved by so many people. We’ll leave you with […]

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Six Reasons Why 2016 Was a Great Year For Big Music

After more than 15 years of piracy, scalping and other bogeymen who’ve shown up to slash jobs and loot artists, the music business’ 2016 was … not terrible. There was Beyonce. And Drake. And Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the return of Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose fronting AC/DC, Justin Bieber and every song you could […]

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The Best Albums of 2016, a Year of Constant Flux

Dear Julianne, Ann, and guests, Well, hell, welcome to the 2016 Slate Music Club. This year-end critics’ roundtable has been running since 2002, so it’s seen some dark days, but in my own shorter tenure, I haven’t experienced a year when there was such a clear consensus, best expressed by Last Week Tonight With John […]

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