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Stream D’Angelo’s Spotify Session, Which Includes A Rare Prince Cover

For those of you still reeling over the surprise release of D’Angelo’s long, long awaited Black Messiah, there’s a few more additions to the album thanks to Spotify. In a live session for the streaming service, D’Angelo played a version of “Betray My Heart” that bleeds into Voodoo‘s “Spanish Joint,” “Really Love,” and “The Door.”… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 13, 2015 - 11:37 am

Stream Prince’s Dance Rally 4 Peace Concert At Paisley Park

On May 2nd, about a week before his Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore, Prince held another performance that he called the Dance Rally 4 Peace. It took place near his studios at Paisley Park in Minneapolis, where he recorded the tribute single “Baltimore.” He’s just uploaded audio of the entire 41-minute concert, which he… More »

By: James Rettig / May 13, 2015 - 9:56 am

Miguel, Marilyn Mosby Join Prince At Rally 4 Peace In Baltimore

Prince held his Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore on Sunday night, and thousands were in attendance. It was the first time he played in the city in 14 years. The Baltimore Sun reports that he addressed the crowd only a few times: “The system is broken. It’s going to take the young people to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 9:52 am

Prince – “Baltimore”

Prince has shared his tribute track “Baltimore,” which he wrote in advance of tomorrow’s Rally 4 Peace concert in the city. It was recorded at his studio in Paisley Park with 3RDEYEGIRL, and features vocals from Eryn Allen Kane (who recorded them separately). Listen to it below, and read some details as to how the… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 11:37 am

Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” Baltimore Concert Will Stream On Tidal, But You Don’t Have To Subscribe

Jay Z’s music and video streaming service Tidal has not proved to be very popular so far. However, their latest move seems to be a step in the right direction: The service will stream Prince’s Mother’s Day “Rally 4 Peace” for free, or “pre-pay wall” as they put it in a press release. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Prince Announces “Rally 4 Peace” Concert In Baltimore

Prince will hold a “Rally 4 Peace” concert at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena this Sunday, according to CBS. Last week, news surfaced that he had recorded a song in response to the protests that occurred following the death of Freddie Gray, and he’s expected to debut the song at the concert. He’ll be joined by… More »

By: James Rettig / May 6, 2015 - 8:34 am

Prince May Make “Baltimore” A Tidal Exclusive

Yesterday, we learned that Prince had recorded a new song as a tribute to Freddie Gray and the people of Baltimore and as a response to all of the recent tragic police killings, fittingly entitled “Baltimore.” There’s still no word on when the song will be released, but now we know a little more about… More »

By: Peter Helman / May 2, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Prince – “WHAT IF”

Earlier tonight, a new Prince song called “WHAT IF” debuted on Louisville, Kentucky radio station WFPK in advance of a two-night sold out run of four shows there this coming weekend. As with most of his newer material, it’s a collaboration with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL and features vocals from drummer Hannah Welton, who i… More »

By: James Rettig / March 12, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Lydia Loveless – “I Would Die 4 U” (Prince Cover)

The Chicago-based label Bloodshot will be releasing a pair of Prince covers by Lydia Loveless and Cory Branan on purple vinyl for Record Store Day. “I Would Die 4 U” happens to be my favorite Prince song — my mom and I used to play it on her turntable, and when I moved to New… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 11, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Prince Playing Spontaneous US Shows, Might Have Contributed A Song To Rihanna’s Album

Prince’s return to making new music has been a source of great joy for those who worship at the altar of the Purple One. His return to touring, however has been mostly confined to sporadic dates in the UK until now. In support of his new album Art Official Age and 3rdEyeGirl’s debut Plectrumelectrum, Prince… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 6, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Here’s Prince As A Middle School Jock

We recently saw a bunch of rock stars’ high school yearbook photos; now Deadspin has uncovered the above photo of Prince as an afro-rocking middle school basketball star. The photo has been online before in blurrier forms, but now it’s clear as day. There’s also this tweet, which confirms Dave Chappelle’s assertion that Prince ca… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2015 - 10:10 am

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – “Marz” Video

Prince released two albums on the same day last year, and one of them, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, was a full-length collaboration with hi 3RDEYEGIRL backing band. Prince and the band have now teamed up to make a video for “Marz,” a quick two-minute funkabilly jam that appears near the end of the album. (It’s one of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015 - 9:37 am

Prince Deletes Facebook & Twitter, Pulls Music From YouTube

Prince joined Twitter last summer, and he signed up for Facebook this year to participate in an ill-fated fan Q&A session in which he only answered one question. Now his experiment with social media appears to be coming to an end. NME reports that the Purple One has deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014 - 11:34 am

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Prince Apologizes To Toronto Fans Who Waited In Line All Day For A Show That Never Happened

Prince managed to disappoint fans yesterday by not showing up for a rumored surprise show in Toronto that his camp insists was never supposed to happen. According to CBC, the confusion started after 3RDEYEGIRL’s Twitter account sent out this message on early Tuesday morning: “4th day of November, we need a purple high: OTNOROT CALLING…”… More »

By: James Rettig / November 5, 2014 - 10:05 am

Watch Prince’s Mighty Return To SNL In Third Eye Sunglasses

Prince returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in eight years to perform an extended 8-minute jam with his band, 3rdEyeGirl. He played a medley of three songs: “Clouds,” “Marz,” and “Another Love,” and wore some crazy third eye sunglasses while doing it. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm

SNL Will Let Prince Play An 8-Minute Jam

Saturday Night Live musical performances aren’t really known for their inventiveness. Sure, there’s the occasional exaggerated stunt (or blunder), but it seems like it’s mostly just another PR stepping stone artists have to get through, and the music always feels tangentially related to the goings-on of the actual show. But leave it to Prince to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 27, 2014 - 11:33 am

Tashaki Miyaki – “The Beautiful Ones” (Prince Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A. dreampop-psych duo Tashaki Miyaki are going on tour with the Allah-Lahs this fall. They’re recording a collection of covers to herald the occasion, aptly called The Covers EP. Among the songs they tackled with producer Joel Jerome was Prince’s Purple Rain epic “The Beautiful Ones.” They’ve done good work with it, turning a visceral… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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