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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 »

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

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.
Peter Helman | June 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm

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…
James Rettig | April 19, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Prince Plans Deluxe Purple Rain Reissue, New Album In Warner Bros. Deal

When Prince was one of the world’s biggest and greatest stars, he released all his music on Warner Bros. But in the early ’90s, Prince…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 10:48 am

Prince (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) – “FALLINLOVE2NITE”

When Prince guested on The New Girl last month, he performed a song with Zooey Deschanel called "FALLINLOVE2NITE." The song, a zippy EDM pop thing…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 10:35 am

Hear Arcade Fire Cover Prince’s “Controversy” In Minneapolis

In a nod to Minneapolis, where they played the second night of their U.S. tour earlier tonight, Arcade Fire kicked off their encore with a…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2014 - 1:33 am

Watch Prince Play “FUNKNROLL” On Arsenio

The best episode of the original Arsenio Hall Show that I ever saw was an early-'90s one where Prince essentially took over the entire show…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Max Tundra – “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Prince Cover) Video

A few years back, Max Tundra spent a day recording a cover of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" entirely with hand-played keyboard parts and…
Miles Bowe | February 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Watch Prince On New Girl

Prince hasn't acted in anything besides music videos since his 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge. But this Sunday, Fox will air an episode of New Girl,…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2014 - 5:06 pm

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

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…
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

Prince – “Da Bourgeoisie”

Lately, Prince Rogers Nelson has abandoned the archaic practice of recording and releasing albums, forsaking it in favor of throwing random songs out on the…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Watch Clips From Prince’s “Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party”

Super early this morning, Prince hosted a "The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party" at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl ply…
Liz Pelly | October 19, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait” Video

Prince doesn't show up in director Danielle Curiel's video for his morning-sex funk jam "Breakfast Can Wait," and neither, for that matter, does Dave Chappelle.
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Watch Footage From Prince’s Surprise NYC Show That Ended At 6AM Yesterday

Extremely late on Sunday night or very early on Monday morning (depending on who you ask), recent Twitter-joiner Prince played a show a Tribeca's 500-capacity…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 27, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait” Artwork Features Dave Chappelle

As we told you earlier this week, Prince is now on Twitter! On Friday, he posted an excerpt of a new single called "Breakfast Can…
Liz Pelly | August 18, 2013 - 5:25 pm