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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

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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

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The 10 Most Memorable “Purple Rain” Covers In A Year Without Prince

Prince was far more than just "Purple Rain." He could write an amazing ballad with the best of them, but his career was always such…
Nate Patrin | April 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm

More Prince stories

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

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

Stream Prince Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition

Prince's Purple Rain has been reissued, and the new expanded edition of the classic album includes previously unreleased songs. We've already heard "Electric Intercourse," "Our
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 23, 2017 - 12:07 am

Minnesota Twins Celebrate Prince Night With Umbrellas, Fireworks, & A Lot Of Purple

The Minnesota Twins honored the late Minnesota hero Prince by turning last night's game against the Cleveland Indians into an official Prince Night celebration. Prince…
Peter Helman | June 17, 2017 - 11:47 am

Prince – “Father’s Song”

Next week, Prince's Purple Rain is getting reissued in Deluxe and Deluxe Expanded Edition formats, and they contain some previously unreleased songs. We've already heard…
James Rettig | June 16, 2017 - 9:32 am

Prince Heirs’ Battle Over Vault Begins As Universal Seeks $31 Million Refund

The Prince​ estate is gearing up for courtroom fireworks at a hearing next week on a motion to void its $31 million deal with Universal…
Hannah Karp / Billboard | June 8, 2017 - 11:18 am

Stream Prince’s Previously Unreleased “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden”

Next month, Prince's Purple Rain is getting reissued in Deluxe and Deluxe Expanded Edition formats, and they contain some previously unreleased songs. We already heard…
James Rettig | May 12, 2017 - 10:07 am
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