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Watch London Grammar Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Truth Is a Beautiful Thing Out Now via Metal & Dust/Columbia

Sep 14, 2017

British trio London Grammar released their sophomore albumTruth Is a Beautiful Thing, back in June via Metal & Dust/Columbia. Now they have stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, where they performed Truth Is a Beautiful Thing cut "Non Believer." But more note-worthy is their cover of the Prince classic "Purple Rain."  More

My Morning Jacket Announce New Year’s Eve Shows with Prince’s The Revolution, and More

Three Nights in Broomfield, CO Also to Feature Charles Bradley and tUnE-yArDs

Aug 07, 2017

My Morning Jacket have announced three shows at the end of the year leading up to New Year's Eve. They go down December 29, 30, and 31 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO and each will feature a different special guest.  More

Six Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Algiers, Radiohead, Bedouine, Prince, and More

Plus King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Jeff Tweedy

Jun 23, 2017

Here we highlight six albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Jun 16, 2017

Prince passed away at his home last year. It was previously announced that a reissue of his classic 1984 album Purple Rain is due out June 23 via NPG and Warner Bros. and a previously unreleased song, "Electric Intercourse," was shared, which was followed by the previously unreleased "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden" (which are two separate songs that were often performed together live).  More

May 12, 2017

Prince passed away at his home last year. It was previously announced that a reissue of his classic 1984 album Purple Rain is due out June 23 via NPG and Warner Bros. and a previously unreleased song, "Electric Intercourse," was shared. Now here's the previously unreleased "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden." They are two separate songs that were often performed together live. More

Apr 28, 2017

Prince passed away at his home just over a year ago. It was previously announced that a reissue of his classic 1984 album Purple Rain was on the way and now the full details of that reissue have been announced and a previously unreleased song, "Electric Intercourse," has been shared to streaming sites. More

Apr 18, 2017

Prince passed away at his home almost exactly a year ago. The music legend left a vault at his Paisley Park estate that is said to contain enough unreleased music to release a new Prince album every year for the next 100 years. More

Jan 25, 2017

Lambchop released their new album, FLOTUS, in 2016 via Merge. FLOTUS stands for "For Love Often Turns Us Still" and it's the follow-up to 2012's Mr. M. Now the band has shared a cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine," from his 1980 album Dirty Mind. More

Nov 22, 2016

Prince passed away at his home back in April. Today NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records are releasing a new best of, Prince 4Ever, which will include the previously unreleased song "Moonbeam Levels." "Moonbeam Levels" was recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions. It was later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. ABC News did a live stream where super Prince fans got to hear the song for the first time at New York City's Cutting Room Studios. More

New Prince Best Of and “Purple Rain” Reissue Announced, Both with Unreleased Tracks

Prince 4Ever Due Out November 22, Purple Rain Reissue Due Out in 2017

Oct 21, 2016

Prince passed away at his home back in April. Now NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records have announced a deluxe reissue of his 1984 stone-cold all-time classic Purple Rain for a 2017 release and a new best of for release on November 22.  More

Jun 22, 2016

Judith Hill, a Grammy-winning artist and Prince protégé, has opened up to the New York Times about the moment when the plane they were on had an emergency landing to get Prince help. More

Jun 15, 2016

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) has announced a new album and shared a new video for single "Breadandbutter." KoKoro is due out September 19 via The Control Group. Linda Pedersen and Nicole Walker directed the alternate Karaoke music video for "Breadandbutter," which you can watch below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

May 31, 2016

Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have teamed up to cover Prince's classic "Purple Rain," the title track to the late musician's 1984 album (and soundtrack to the film of the same name). The cover can be streamed below and bought via Palmer's Bandcamp for $1.00, with all proceeds benefitting The Elevate Hope Foundation (EHF), which, as a press release describes, is "a music and arts therapy program for abused and abandoned children co-founded by Sheila E. and long supported by Prince." More

May 31, 2016

HAIM recently covered Prince's classic "I Would Die 4 U" (from the late icon's 1984 album Purple Rain) at their tour opening show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. They did it again this past weekend at the Boston Calling festival, but this time they brought up France's Christine and the Queens on the stage to do a dance routine behind them.  More

May 23, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last month and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Now Neon Indian's Alan Palomo has teamed up with various musicians to cover Prince's "Pop Life," a track from Prince's 1985 album Around the World in a Day. More

Watch HAIM Cover Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” and Play Two News Songs

At Tour Opener Last Night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA

May 18, 2016

HAIM started their latest tour last night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Not only did they cover Prince's classic "I Would Die 4 U" (from the late icon's 1984 album Purple Rain), but the sister trio performed two brand new songs.  More

May 05, 2016

Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Last night at his show in Prince's hometown Minneapolis, Paul McCartney and his band launched into a brief but spirited cover of "Let's Go Crazy," from 1984's Purple Rain. More

May 04, 2016

Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Over the weekend Beck covered Prince's "Raspberry Beret" during his set at Memphis, TN's Beale Street Music Festival.  More

May 02, 2016

Prince passed away at his home on April 21 but he left no will and no living children (in 1996 he has a son who died of Pfeiffer syndrome a week after being born), and was also not married at the time of his death.  More

May 02, 2016

Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. During their set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday My Morning Jacket covered "Purple Rain" and at another show in Oklahoma City last Wednesday they covered "Raspberry Beret," as well as "Purple Rain" and "Sign O' the Times." More

Apr 27, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Last night D'Angelo stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to cover Prince's "Sometimes It Snows in April," a song from 1986'sParade (which was also the soundtrack to Prince's 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon). More

Apr 26, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and in the wake of his death his albums have shot up the Billboard 200 album charts as old fans revisit his music and new fans discover his genius for the first time. He occupies the #1 and #2 positions on the chart, withThe Very Best of Prince at #1 and 1984's classic Purple Rain at #2. More

Apr 26, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. On Sunday Chris Martin of Coldplay performed at the Chords 2 Cure benefit concert in Santa Monica, CA in order to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  More

Apr 25, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. On Saturday night Bruce Springsteen opened his show at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center with a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain," the title track to his 1984 album (also the soundtrack to the film of the same name). More

Apr 25, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. YACHT have shared a cover of Prince's "Annie Christian" (originally found on his 1981 album Controversy).  More

Apr 22, 2016

Prince passed away at his home yesterday and last night the casts of two of Broadway's biggest musicals paid tribute to him. More

Toward our Better Selves: The Invitation of Prince

A Personal Remembrance of Prince (1958 – 2016)

Apr 21, 2016

I fell in love with Prince at the earliest possible age. As a child of the '80s, Prince was among the first artists who earned my attention, my devotion, and my money. More

Prince Has Died

The 57-year-old Was Found Dead at His House This Morning

Apr 21, 2016

Prince has died. TMZ reports that the 57-year-old music icon was found dead this morning at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. This was also confirmed by a statement from his publicist. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but last week (on April 15) Prince was on a flight home from Atlanta when the pilot had to make an emergency landing to take Prince to hospital, reportedly because he had the flu. But he performed at a concert the next day.   More

Prince to Release New Album, “The Hit & Run Album”

Will Include Previously Shared Single "HARDROCKLOVER"

Jul 24, 2015

In an interview with BBC 6 Music, the members of Prince's band 3rdEyeGirl revealed that Prince will be releasing a brand new album.  More

Jul 21, 2015

Back in May Prince released the fittingly titled song "Baltimore" in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died in the custody of the Baltimore police department. Prince also performed a concert in Baltimore around the time of the protests about Gray's death (protests which also devolved into riots). The song featured the vocals of Eryn Allen Kane. Now Kane has shared on her YouTube Prince's video for the song.  More

Listen: Prince – “HARDROCKLOVER”

Shared Today via Soundcloud

Jul 01, 2015

Prince has shared a new song on Soundcloud. "HARDROCKLOVER" seems to be about a night with a special lady (as are many Prince songs), but this one seems to like hard rock.  More

Nov 02, 2014

Last night Prince and his backing band 3rdEyeGirl performed on Saturday Night Live More

Oct 14, 2014

On November 1, Saturday Night Live will be brought to you by the color purple.  More

Sep 02, 2014

At the end of the month Prince will be releasing two new albums, ART OFFICIAL AGE, a new solo LP, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, a new record with his band 3rdEyeGirl. More

Prince To Release Two New Albums, Both Out Sept. 30

ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM

Aug 25, 2014

Already celebrating the 30th anniversary of his masterwork Purple Rain with an upcoming reissuePrince has announced the release of not one, but two new albums to be released next month on Sept. 30. More

Apr 21, 2014

Less than a day after announcing that he had reached a new deal with Warner Bros. that would give him control of his old catalog and that a 30th anniversary reissue of his seminal work Purple Rain would see release later this year, Prince provided yet another surprise over the weekend by dropping a brand new track titled, "BREAKDOWN."  More

Apr 18, 2014

Prince has announced that he has reached a new agreement with Warner Bros that has given him full ownership of the master recordings of his classic hits. More

Mar 14, 2014

Back in February Prince guest-starred on a special episode of Zooey Deschanel's comedy New Girl. More

Listen: Prince - “PRETZELBODYLOGIC” (Preview)

Off Upcoming Album PLECTRUMELECTRUM

Feb 03, 2014

As if demonstrating his mastery of cool on national television last night wasn't enough Prince has premiered a preview of a brand new song called "PRETZELBODYLOGIC." More

Feb 03, 2014

Last night, following one of the most one-sided Super Bowl's in recent memory, Prince guest starred on a special episode of Zooey Deschanel's comedy New Girl. More

Dec 13, 2013

Prince has revealed that he will appear on an upcoming episode of the Zooey Deschanel comedy New Girl. More

Aug 19, 2013

Last week headlines were made when the incredibly private Prince started using Twitter. More



Reviews

Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition

Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition

Warner Bros./NPG

Jul 14, 2017

In 1984, at perhaps the apex of his popularity, Prince was not simply a musician or a singer/songwriter. He was an enigma, a purple god with the uncanny ability to fill dance floors with songs of sexual liberation, apocalyptic imagery, and seductive rebellion.  More