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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 »

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 »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

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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.
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. Hi…
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…
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…
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…
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
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2014 - 11:34 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 9:14 am


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
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…
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" i…
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…
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…
James Rettig | July 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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 a…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2014 - 9:32 am

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 hi…
James Rettig | June 29, 2014 - 4:19 pm