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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 sing-a-long, and… More »

By: brandon / June 7, 2010 - 3:23 pm

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's a Princely… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 1:27 pm

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 - 10:12 am

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.). The interview wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 6, 2009 - 5:32 pm

New Prince Video – “Crimson & Clover”

We've dissed Prince's graphic design (non)sense and draconian web presence and poked fun at his wanting to poke Salma Hayek, but the great thing about the Purple One is that he clearly wouldn't give two shits even if we were yelling these things in his left ear. I was going to say he's also still… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2009 - 9:01 am

Prince Song About Salma Hayek’s Baby Says Her Mom’s A MILF

The Nobel Prize winning Mexican beauty directed Prince's "Te Amo Corazon" video in 2005, but the two kept things professional. ("Salma is the most thoughtful, attentive director I have ever worked with," he said at the time.) But the pop star never stopped thinking about the actress's luscious purple breasts. (In Prince's dreams they are… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 9, 2009 - 12:37 pm

New Dent May Video – “Howard”

At first brush Mississippi's Dent May doesn't seem like the sort of dude to be sharing bills with Excepter and Beach House like he did during CMJ, or Animal Collective like he's doing now in Europe. His record's called The Good Feeling Music Of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, and a glance at that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2009 - 11:36 am

Prince Premieres “Ol’ Skool Company” On Leno

The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince may need lessons in graphic and web design, but when it comes to showmanship we are all his bitches. The little man is in Los Angeles to play three shows (all on Saturday) and three nights on Leno (this week) to promote a trilogy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2009 - 2:43 pm

Prince Web Presence Leaves A Lot 2 B Desired

You'd think Prince would've mobilized the newer power generation by now, but the Purple One has always had a tough time going digital. In 1998, he pissed off lots of his fans by asking them to pre-order Crystal Ball online, only to ship the box months after its retail release in a far inferior package. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 25, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Prince’s MPLSoUND & Lotusflow3r Graphic Design’s So Terrible It’s Sorta Good

You can check out the offending art and read about the Purple One's new digital download site (which launches 3/24), related L.A. live shows (all on 3/24), Leno appearances (3/25-27), and new protege Bria Valente (so-bad-so-good art for her too) at Newsweek. More »

By: brandon / March 13, 2009 - 2:58 pm

Prince Preps Three Albums, Studies The Bible With Gay Friends

Three albums? Homosexual Bible studies? Prince you stole all of my New Year's resolutions. According to a 12/31 post on the LA Times blog, in which Ann Powers gets the "Golden Ticket" of an invite to Prince's Mulholland Drive mansion, the tiny (bat)dancer has lots of interesting things going on in his life. In other… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2009 - 9:38 am

Hear Those New Prince Songs

When we posted Prince's funky olive oil, email, and bragadoccio-filled "There Will Never B Another 1 Like Me" last week, we mentioned four guitar-heavy songs Steve Jones debuted the previous day on Jonesy's Jukebox. Now you can stream the guitar-heavy songs here. More »

By: brandon / December 22, 2008 - 9:33 am

New Prince – “There Will Never B Another 1 Like Me”

In Prince's new track, he wakes up, puts olive oil in his hair, checks his email and moves straight into the braggadocio. It's not one of the guitar heavy songs Steve Jones debuted on Jonesy's Jukebox yesterday. We'll try to track those down, but 4 now, content yourself with the funky, meta six-minute "There WillMore »

By: brandon / December 19, 2008 - 10:18 am

Prince Has Some Thoughts On Gay Marriage

The New Yorker visits the Purple One in his home to talk about stuff. Prop 8 and Roe v. Wade came up. We sorta wish they didn't: "When asked about his perspective on social issues--gay marriage, abortion--Prince tapped his Bible and said, "God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2008 - 4:58 pm

Tribute Bands Take Over Letterman This Week

PopCandy lets us know that David's booked a cover band for each night this week, starting tonight with Purple Reign (Prince) and then on to the Cold Hard Cash (as in Johnny), Mr. Brownstone (Dr. Pepper's favorite band), Super Diamond (i.e. Neil), and concluding Friday with James Brown authorities the Allstarz. Set your DVRs, cover… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2008 - 10:38 am

Prince Is Being A “Creep,” Radiohead Tell Him He’s A Loser

Prince covered "Creep" at Coachella. Most folks know this. That said, it's been difficult finding reliable footage of the Purple One's take on the top of the Modern Rock 500, because Prince's NPG people are extremely thorough about removing the clips, including the one's we've tried linking. See, click on this for a real-life example. More »

By: brandon / May 30, 2008 - 9:22 am

Love Is All Cover Prince, Watch Dude Masturbate With Magazine

Swedish post-punks Love Is All affix their implacable stamp onto the Purple One's "Darling Nikki" here, shifting the P.O.V. to female, ramshackling and distorting the structure. The result? It sounds a lot like Love Is All doing "Darling Nikki," though with a bit of Tony Basil in Josephine's spastic shouts. You can listen at MySaceeMore »

By: brandon / May 21, 2008 - 2:50 pm

Prince Covers Radiohead At Coachella

Sound issues plagued Prince's set from where we stood yesterday, and in any videos we found on YouTube, but hey ... last night was cool. In fact, Coachella was "the coolest place on earth" last night, according to his Purpleness. Morris Day and Sheila E. both sang leads during the set, but it was Prince'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 27, 2008 - 10:10 pm

Coachella: Saturday In Photos (Starring Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Death Cab, Kraftwerk, Portishead & Prince)

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Well, this was the best Saturday we've had in awhile. We started the day with an afternoon set by SM & the Jicks. Malkmus, properly protected from the UV rays in his shades, outback hat, and long-sleeved shirt rolled-up just so, tempered the heat with his as-usual funny between-song… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Coachella Lands A Prince

Yes, the Purple One's been added as a Saturday (4/26) headliner, which means we might finally get to see that guitar phallus up close and in person! Unfortunately, he hasn't replaced Jack Johnson. That's all cool, though. When you consider Prince is joining the Breeders, Portishead, MMJ, Kraftwerk, and Roger Waters, it looks like a… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2008 - 2:56 pm