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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… 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

Pitchfork’s Worst Album Covers Of 2007

Our friends at Pitchfork — if there’s one thing they know, it’s how to hate with style. Today the point-lovers set aside their trusty numeric conventions for an unranked and totally amusing list of the year in terrible album covers. A few to give you the idea:

Biffy Clyro: Puzzle
Thi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2007 - 10:59 am

New Prince – “PFUnk”

The capitalized “FU”‘s important in Prince’s new diss track, “PFUnk.” Remember last week when the Purple one was suing fan sites for using his likeness? Well, those PFans banded together as “Prince Fans United,” claiming First Amendment rights. Looks like they won’t go down for good without a good fight, which is obviously pissing off… More »

By: Stereogum / November 13, 2007 - 9:37 am

Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

Vanity Fair went and put together their Top 50 film soundtracks, releasing the top ten choices today — the rest will be out next month in a one-time magazine, Movies Rock. No apostrophe, so we’ll take them at their words and agree: Yes, movies do rock. But some of these don’t belong in a To… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007 - 6:17 pm

Justice Do The “D.A.N.C.E.” On Kimmel With Some Help From Rick James, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, & Rod Stewart

“Alright, this is gonna be weird,” is all Jimmy can muster by way of introduction, which is really the most perfect opener possible to a performance stacking the talent in this post title. Also could’ve said “this is gonna be awesome,” which it totally is. The cam pans to Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay… More »

By: Stereogum / October 10, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Prince Triple Hits Minneapolis

Really interesting to see how the Purple One has reclaimed his legend over the past few years; punchline worthy as ever, but that’s only for his eccentricity — these days it’s like every live move he makes is massive headline material (crashing online ticketing systems in London, selling out $3,000 VIP shows in LA, etc). More »

By: Stereogum / July 9, 2007 - 12:43 pm

New Muse – “Man Of Mystery”

British publications know how to woo us cheap music fans, don’t they? Take for example a recent issue of the genre-coining rag New Musical Express, who recently gave away a 13-track compilation with their Muse-cover issue. Of course the disc didn’t always live up to the ‘new’ musical part (see: the Lips’ “Yeah Yeah Yeah… More »

By: Stereogum / July 2, 2007 - 5:07 pm

Nothing Compares 2 Spitting On Prince

This just made our day. Years after spinning “Nothing Compares 2 U” into a name-making classic, Sinead O’Connor dishes the details on her fiery meeting with the Artist. Via MSNBC:”At the time he had a lot of female proteges and I had covered his song [“Nothing Compares 2 U”] without having anything to do with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 7, 2007 - 5:52 pm

Prince Meets His Crush

As you may know, the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince is digging into London town this summer for 21 shows, charging £31.21 for tickets in extended celebration of his record 3121. All 140,000 tickets sold out in twenty minutes, causing online ticketing systems to crash. So to make it u… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2007 - 1:27 pm