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The Greatest Showman Soundtrack(?) Is 2018’s Biggest Album So Far

We've reached the point where hit movie musicals sound like Imagine Dragons. "The Greatest Show," the opening number on The Greatest Showman's soundtrack album, initiates…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Ultimate Playlist

38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

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

More Prince stories

Watch Black-ish’s Prince Tribute Episode

For its 100th episode, Black-ish aired a Prince tribute last night. If you have a cable login, you can watch the whole thing here; if…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2018 - 11:03 am

Ava DuVernay Working On Prince Documentary For Netflix

Ava DuVernay, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker known for her work on 13th, Selma, and A Wrinkle in Time, is now lending her talents to the upcoming…
Starr Bowenbank / Billboard | October 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Prince Estate Releases Piano & A Microphone 1983 Album & “Mary Don’t You Weep” Video

There's a new Prince album out today. Piano & A Microphone 1983 is fairly self-explanatory: a nine-song live set mastered from a cassette recording Prince…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2018 - 9:46 am

Hear Prince’s Previously Unreleased 1983 Demo “Why The Butterflies”

One of the many Prince archival releases in the works in Piano & A Microphone 1983, which is a live cassette recording that Prince made…
James Rettig | September 13, 2018 - 1:42 pm

Hear Prince’s Piano Demo For “17 Days”

A new Prince album is on its way. Warner Bros. Records and the late star's estate put together the collection, called Piano & A Microphone
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 6, 2018 - 2:26 pm

This Is What It Sounds Like When Lugs Try

Last night in Minneapolis, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo covered Prince's "When Doves Cry" for an arena full of people and it sucked so…
Gil Green | September 5, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills

The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him…
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press | August 25, 2018 - 11:30 am

317 More Prince Songs Come To Spotify & Apple Music

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching the first wave of their anticipated Prince catalog digital releases today. It seems like with…
Sara Nuta | August 17, 2018 - 9:07 am

Elizabeth Banks To Star In Movie About 1986 “Win A Date With Prince” Contest

Elizabeth Banks will star in and produce a film about the 1986 "Win A Date With Prince" contest, as Deadline reports. The film, which is…
James Rettig | August 15, 2018 - 3:17 pm

Prince Estate Signs Deal With Sony To Re-Release 35 Catalog Albums

Prince's estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced on Wednesday (6/27) they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement that covers 35 of the iconic musician's previously…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 27, 2018 - 11:46 am

Chris Cornell’s Daughter Shares Unreleased Duet With Him “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life last May. Since his death, there have been heartfelt covers and tributes, an unreleased track, poems, a…
Julia Gray | June 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm

New Prince Album Piano & A Microphone 1983 Coming This Fall, Hear A Track

Today's Prince's birthday; if he hadn't so shockingly died a couple of years ago, he'd be 60 now. And not coincidentally, today's the day that…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2018 - 9:36 am

Damon Albarn Declined A Prince Collaboration Because He Couldn’t Smoke In The Studio

Earlier today Damon Albarn sat down with Radio X's Gordon Smart to talk about Gorillaz’s forthcoming album The Now Now. But the most notable information…
Julia Gray | May 31, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Prince’s Private Island Retreat Up For Auction, Includes Purple Driveway

Ever since Prince died, the executors of his estate have done a whole lot to monetize all the things that Prince did in his life.
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2018 - 9:47 am

New Prince Album Coming To Tidal Next Year

The Prince Estate and Tidal have announced an agreement to release an unreleased Prince album on the service in 2019. The two entities previously went
James Rettig | May 11, 2018 - 1:34 pm
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