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Watch Miguel, Prince, Icona Pop Play Billboard Music Awards 2013

The Billboard Music Awards have historically been the most low-rent of America's non-niche music awards shows, but last night, the show had an unexpected viral moment when Miguel, in the middle of a particularly spirited rendition of "Adorn," attempted to jump over a section of the audience and ended up doing the Hulk Hogan legdro… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 9:36 am

Prince & 3rd Eye Girl – “Let’s Go Crazy” (2013 Remake)

Go on IMDB sometime and you can see that nearly every week there's a new remake coming out. Some might complain, but the fact is some remakes can be pretty damn cool -- enter Prince and his new band 3rd Eye Girl. The Blessed Purple One (who was recently given a massive tribute at Carnegie… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 2, 2013 - 11:22 am

Prince, Justin Timberlake Rumored For SXSW

Every year, a whole lot of very, very famous people come to Austin for SXSW, mixing uneasily with the glut of unsigned bands and performing at vast, fun clusterfuck shows that usually require multiple hoop-jumps to get into. This year, the big two rumors happen to be two men who are very, very good at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 11:01 am

The Music Of Prince (Feat. D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Fred Armisen, & More) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 3/7/13

Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers: D'Angelo, the Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Talib Kweli, Sandra Bernhard, Nina Persson (the Cardigans), the Blind Boys Of Alabama, Betty Lavette, and Fred Armisen, who has impersonated… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 8, 2013 - 11:15 am

Watch Prince Play Fallon

Prince was in New York City yesterday, stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a rare television performance. Prince and his backing band 3rd Eye Girl (guitarist Donna Grantis, drummer Hannah Ford, and bassist Ida Nielsen) played his new single "Screwdriver" as well as a classic, "Bambi," with Prince's vox as dynamic as ever… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013 - 11:29 am

Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait”

Last week, Prince released a new digital single called "Screw Driver," and now he's given us another one. This one is called "Breakfast Can Wait," and it's an almost comically lush sex-funk jam about boning in the AM. In addition to some seriously lascivious bass-popping, it's got Prince bringing back a time-honored trick, using hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Prince Crafts On The Web

How would you decorate YOUR Paisley Crib? It would be hard, right? You'd want to make sure that everything was just so. If you were to, say, bring a potential paramour back to your Paisley Crib for an evening of music and intimacy, you wouldn't want them to be disappointed. You'd want them to be… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 29, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Prince – “Screw Driver”

Last week, Prince previewed a new track "Screw Driver," which featured vintage Purple Rain rock vibes with a pop edge. Prince has now unveiled the song in full, which you can check out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 10:34 am

Prince – “Rock And Roll Love Affair” Video

Prince's video for his new single "Rock And Roll Love Affair" is nothing more than a casual soundstage-performance clip, but it's worth watching anyway, for one particularly bald bit of innuendo and for the sight of Prince effortlessly playing guitar and keyboard simultaneously. Prince, as you may have noticed, is a talented man. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Watch Prince Play Kimmel

Prince isn't exactly a regular part of the late-night TV musical-guest rotation, so Jimmy Kimmel Live! scored a major coup by booking him on the show last night. On the show proper, he authoritatively blasted through his not-bad new single "Rock N Roll Love Affair." And after that, he stuck around to give the crowd… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2012 - 10:56 am

DāM-FunK – “17 Days” (Prince Cover)

L.A. synth traveler DāM-FunK has never been exactly shy about his Prince influence, but he makes it just a little more concrete today, covering Prince's "When Doves Cry" B-side "17 Days" as the B-side to his own "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" maxi single. Hear DāM-FunK's soft, insinuating version of the song below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Perform With Earl Sweatshirt, Cover Prince In LA

Last night, Frank Ocean performed at L.A.'s the Wiltern for his Channel Orange release show. Today, some footage of the performance has surfaced, including clips where Earl Sweatshirt joins Frank on stage for "Super Rich Kids" -- the audience is just screaming the lyrics, it's kind of remarkable -- and Frank covering Prince's "When YouMore »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

Hear Hot Chip Cover Prince

Hot Chip stopped by Zane Lowe's BBC 1 show for a live session recently, performing tracks from their forthcoming In Our Heads as well as covering Prince's 1987 hit "If I Was Your Girlfriend." The cover happens at the 1:19:50 mark at BBC's website (via NJ Underground). In Our Heads is out 6/12 o… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Sign “O” The Times Turns 25

In a lot of ways, Prince's Sign "O" The Times, which celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow, is the last great double-album of the LP era. When I bought a used-CD version years after it came out, I remember being a bit weirded out: The 79-minute album could just barely fit on one 80-minute CD, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 11:00 am

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the considerably more intimate SNL studios across town. They played Reign Of Terror's raucous first single "Comeback Kid" and No Doubt-y ballad "End Of The Line" and you can watch both… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am

Evan Voytas Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U”

It's been a while since we checked in with L.A. multi-instrumentalist and experimental popster Evan Voytas, but he recently recorded this cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" and today you can snag a download of that endeavor. Though the cover won't be included on the record, Voytas is set to drop his debut EP,… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Max Tundra Covers Prince

"I couldn't find any paid employment this week," tweeted Max Tundra the other day. "So I recorded a Prince cover instead." Productive! It's a faithful take on the '79 R&B hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and worth downloading if only to hear the UK electronic producer/singer's vocal impersonation of the Purple One. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 12, 2011 - 11:34 am

Robyn Covers “When Doves Cry”

Not so long ago Robyn covered the goddess Björk's "Hyperballad." Now from Robyn's session for BBC4's On Track With SEAT comes her take on the god Prince's "When Doves Cry," aka the most experimental Billboard #1 the world will ever know. (Feel free to contest that claim, but come with evidentiary backup.) To wit, Robyn'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2010 - 5:08 pm

MMJ: NYC’s Coolest Cover Band Last Week

My Morning Jacket ended their five-night residency at New York's Terminal 5 on Saturday night. In addition to playing their albums and new material, the band also indulged in a few covers, like this appropriately sax-filled cover of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper," Prince's "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man," and Elton John's "Rocket… More »

By: jessica / October 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Gayngs – “Last Prom On Earth” Video

Yesterday we gave you Minnesotan Best New Band Gayng's cover of George Michael's "On More Try," a move I predicted a few months ago. But I would've never guessed they'd get Prince to show up for this glitzy live performance of Relayted slow jam "Last Prom On Earth." He doesn't actually play with the band,… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2010 - 3:52 pm