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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… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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 "More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012

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 HeadsMore »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012

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 hi… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011

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

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.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2010

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'… More »

By: jessica / October 26, 2010

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… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2010

Prince – “Hot Summer”

After inspiring the Vikings with "Purple & Gold" via a Minnesota Public Radio premiere, the Purple One also debuted the non-Favre track "Cause And Effect" via his hometown airwaves. Ditto the seasonally appropriate "Hot Summer." The opening guitar sorta sounds like "Jessie's Girl" but then you get a psych-beach organ, a Banana Splits-style… More »

By: brandon / June 7, 2010

Prince – “Cause And Effect”

Another Purple One premiere for Minnesota Public Radio, which we can ride with. Prince is bolstering his hometown indie's page view count by giving them his second new track of the past few months (don't forget the Jehovah's Witness hymnal masquerading as Vikings fight song "Purple & Gold" ... actually, maybe do). It'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010

New Prince – “Purple & Gold” (Minnesota Vikings Fight Song)

It's common for networks to cut to celebrity faces in the crowd at playoff games like last weekend's Divisional round matchup between the Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, but FOX seemed particularly tickled by the presence of one Prince, hanging out in a skybox, surrounded by sporting-fan folk and stonefaced in his observation tower despite… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010

Trent Reznor Previews Tour, Disses Prince In Fan Q&A

A few weeks ago, Trent sat for a crowdsourced interview with Digg's Kevin Rose. It looked like a success, but (surprise) NIN fanboys weren't satisfied with the questions. Never one to shy away from interacting with his followers, Trent agreed to answer ten more questions direct from his fan forum (via TwentyFourBit.). More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 6, 2009