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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

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 brought out… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 9:14 am

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 - 10:50 am

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 he debuted onMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 1:46 pm

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" and… More »

By: James Rettig / September 1, 2014 - 11:29 am

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 Eye GirlMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 8:36 am

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 1983… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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