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The stars of the Disney Channel’s early-’90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational level. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but even several generations of teen idols later, Britney Spears still feels like the surest shorthand for “young female pop singer,” and even… More »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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
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