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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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014

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

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:… More »

By: James Rettig / November 5, 2014

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

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2014

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

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform With Prince On Paisley Park Webcast

Prince marked the release of his two new albums yesterday with a livestream special for Yahoo that focused on the history of his Paisley Park estate and interviewed collaborators who worked on his most recent records. Towards the end of the 90-minute broadcast, Prince finally performed some songs (three, to be exact) and… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014

Stream Prince ART OFFICIAL AGE & PLECTRUMELECTRUM

Today, Prince Rogers Nelson, one of the greatest entertainers of the past half-century, releases two albums on the same day: His own ART OFFICIAL AGE and his 3rd Eye Girl band's PLECTRUMELECTRUM. Even if you're not that into anything the man has done since "Diamonds & Pearls" -- a perfectly defensible position -- you owe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014

Prince – “FUNKNROLL”

Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day: His own Art Official Age, and Plectrum Electrum, from his 3rd Eye Girl band. In the past few weeks, he's shared the Art Official Age tracks "Clouds," "U KNOW," and "WHITECAPS." And earlier this week, he released "FUNKNROLL," a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014

Prince – “U KNOW” & “WHITECAPS”

Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day, one solo and one with his band 3rd Eye Girl. "U KNOW" is from the former and it's a sleek and sexy fusion of R&B and funk that's similar to tracks we've already heard from the upcoming album like "Breakfast Can Wait"… More »

By: James Rettig / September 1, 2014

Hear Prince’s “Clouds” From New Album Art Official Age

Prince is about to pull a Use Your Illusion. After last night's VMAs, the Purple One announced that he'll release two albums on the same day next month: One, Art Official Age, under his own name, and one, Plectrum Electrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl. Prince has been talking about that 3rd EyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014

Prince Covers Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” With Nile Rodgers, Subtweets Lil’ Mo At Essence Fest

Prince played Essence Festival this year and was great as always, running through 24 songs during his July 4th headlining set where he requested that everyone in the audience wear purple. Before he got started, however, he joined Nile Rodgers on stage to play on the Rodgers-produced David Bowie hit "Let's Dance," from the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014

Watch Beck Cover Prince’s “1999” At Montreal International Jazz Fest

There was a time, circa Midnite Vultures, when every Beck song seemed to be aiming at Prince pastiche. That time was 1999, which is an appropriate time for such endeavors, all things considered. Yet Beck had never actually covered Prince's "1999" until last week's Montreal International Jazz Fest. Sean Lennon, whose band the Ghost Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 1, 2014

Prince Celebrates Purple Rain‘s 30th Anniversary With Surprise Concert For Apollonia

Earlier this week, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain by counting down his albums from worst to best. Prince celebrated in his own way, too: by throwing a private surprise concert at Paisley Park in Minneapolis. His Purple Rain co-star Apollonia Kotero was in attendance, which marked her first time at… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014

Prince Albums From Worst To Best

In baseball, the five-tool player is kind of a bullshit concept, but it connotes a particular beauty. The five-tool player hits for power, hits for average, throws well, fields well, and roams the basepaths like a guerilla warrior; when the term "five-tool" is deployed, it implicitly presents these skills as equally weighted. As the greatest… More »

By: Brad Shoup / June 25, 2014

Prince Announces Another New Album, Feat. A Song Named After A Meme

UPDATE 6/26: Prince just tweeted a link to a 36-second preview of "This Could Be Us" downloadable in WAV format via Dropbox. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 23, 2014

Prince – “The Breakdown”

Yesterday, Prince announced his reconciliation with Warner Bros. and said that a new studio album was on the way that would be released on the label. The fruits of that deal came earlier than expected when Prince dropped a new single late last night in the form of "The Breakdown," which is a slow… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014
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