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2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

The Week In Pop

Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm


14 Essential Paisley Underground Songs

Although it's identified with Los Angeles, the Paisley Underground has roots that extend about 400 miles to the north. Specifically, to Davis, California, a small…
Stephen Deusner | August 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm

More Prince stories

Prince Estate Announces Live On The Big Screen Film Screening With Previously Unreleased Concert Footage

Prince’s estate announced Tuesday that the Target Center in Minneapolis will host a live concert-film experience 4/21 in memoriam of the two year anniversary of…

Former Warner Bros. Staffer Unearths Sealed Copies Of Prince’s Black Album, Discogs’ Most Expensive Vinyl Of All Time

In 1987, Prince was supposed to release an LP called The Black Album. But after he became convinced that the album was "evil," the Purple…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2017 - 8:42 pm

Kendrick Lamar Tells Howard Stern That He Nearly Did A Song With Prince

Kendrick Lamar has built a hip-hop empire upon his slashing lyricism, but he had kind words for Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift while speaking on…
Megan Armstrong / Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park

We've unfortunately lost a lot of great musicians over the last few years, and movie star and Thirty Seconds To Mars leader Jared Leto decided…
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 4:46 pm

Prince’s Sister Disputes Other Sister’s Claim That His Favorite Color Was Orange

Prince didn't have an orange crush -- purple was his favorite color, according to his half-sister Sharon Nelson.
Mesfin Fedaku / Associated Press | August 31, 2017 - 7:09 pm

Prince’s Sister Says His Favorite Color Was Actually Orange

Despite Jay-Z’s best efforts, no musician has ever fully owned a color the way Prince did purple. The hue is practically synonymous with his music,…
Andy Cush / Spin | August 30, 2017 - 9:21 am

Pantone Name New Custom Purple After Prince

The Pantone Color Institute has announced that they've partnered with Prince's estate to create a new standardized color to pay tribute to the late artist.
James Rettig | August 14, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Beyoncé Wrote The Foreword To A New Prince Book

Beyoncé can now add writing a foreword to a Prince book to her resume. Entertainment Weekly reports that Prince: A Private View, a book that…
Brian Josephs / Spin | August 7, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Sing Prince’s “Erotic City” With The Revolution

Prince's iconic backing band the Revolution recently reunited to play a number of tribute shows, and last night, they performed at Minneapolis' Rock The Garden…
Peter Helman | July 23, 2017 - 10:56 am

Court Voids Universal $31 Million Deal With Prince Estate

Universal Music Group will get its $31 million back from the Prince estate, according to a court order issued Thursday.
Hannah Karp / Billboard | July 13, 2017 - 7:31 pm

The Week In Pop

We Regret To Inform You That Imagine Dragons Are Still Popular

Not so long ago it was practically impossible to be an American media consumer without hearing "Radioactive." At a time when earnest shout-along rock music…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2017 - 1:23 pm

John Blackwell, Drummer For Prince And Justin Timberlake, Dead At 43

John Blackwell Jr., best known for his work as a drummer for Prince, has died. He was 43.
Ashley Iasimone/Billboard | July 5, 2017 - 10:28 am
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