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Jun 09, 2022

Last night, Kurt Vile made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he performed “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” from his new album (watch my moves). He also performed a cover of “How Lucky” by John Prine as a web-exclusive. Vile has announced a set of North American tour dates in support of the new album. More

Strand of Oaks Shares New Ode to John Prine – “Somewhere in Chicago”

In Heaven Due Out October 1 on Galacticana Records via Thirty Tigers

Sep 03, 2021

Strand of Oaks (the project of Timothy Showalter) is releasing a new album, In Heaven, on October 1 on Showalter’s own Galacticana Records via Thirty Tigers. Now he has shared its third single, “Somewhere in Chicago,” which is an ode to the late singer/songwriter John Prine, who died last year due to COVID-19. More

Mar 09, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers has shared two new songs for the Spotify Singles series. The first is a new acoustic version of “Kyoto” featuring Jackson Browne, and the second is a cover of John Prine’s 1973 song “Summer’s End,” which features backing vocals by Maria Taylor. More

I’m Gonna Cross That River: Musicians We Lost in 2020

John Prine, Little Richard, and Eddie Van Halen Are Among Those That Passed Last Year

Jan 05, 2021

Certainly 2020 is a year best observed from the rear view mirror. If you’re reading this, you made it to the other side of what is hopefully the worst year in many of our lifetimes. More

Dec 15, 2020

Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys have just shared a cover of the 1999 John Prine song “In Spite of Ourselves” featuring Amy Taylor of Australian rock band Amyl and the Sniffers. The cover will be featured on Viagra Boys’ upcoming album Welfare Jazz, which will be out January 8, 2021 on YEAR001. More

Kurt Vile Announces New EP,  Shares Duet with John Prine of His Song “How Lucky”

Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) Due Out October 2 via Matador

Sep 24, 2020

Kurt Vile has announced a new EP, Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep), and shared its first single, a cover of “How Lucky” by the late John Prine that is actually a duet with Prine, recorded before his passing. Vile says that recording with his hero Prine was “probably the single most special musical moment in my life.” More

Listen to John Prine’s Final Song “I Remember Everything” and Watch a Tribute Show to Him

Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine Features Jason Isbell, Bill Murray, Kurt Vile, Kacey Musgraves, and More

Jun 12, 2020

The final song recorded by John Prine before his untimely death has been shared. It’s entitled “I Remember Everything” and was shared in conjunction with Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine, a tribute show featuring Jason Isbell, Bill Murray, Kurt Vile, Kacey Musgraves, Kevin Bacon, Jim James, and more. More

Watch Kurt Vile Cover John Prine’s “Sam Stone”

During Love From Philly Livestream Fundraiser

May 05, 2020

The death last month of the Grammy-Award winning artist John Prine hit the music community hard. But, his legacy of endearing folk-country classics is eternal. One of the ways Prine’s influence lives on is through that of Kurt Vile. Now Vile has covered Prine’s “Sam Stone.” More

Watch Jeff Tweedy Cover John Prine’s “Please Don’t Bury Me”

Tweedy Pays Tribute to the Passing of the Iconic Country Singer/Songwriter

Apr 09, 2020

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has covered John Prine’s seemingly irreverent tune “Please Don’t Bury Me” in an Instagram Live video. This past Tuesday, April 7, Prine, a Grammy Award-winning folk music composer and performer, died at age 73 of complications from COVID-19. More

Apr 07, 2020

The singing mailman has delivered his last note. Beloved singer/songwriter John Prine succumbed to COVID-19 today. More

Radiohead, The Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, and More Nominated for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks, and Others Also Nominated

Oct 09, 2018

Nominees for the 2019 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. They include Radiohead, The Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, MC5, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks, and more. More


My Favorite Album: Chris Sullivan on John Prine’s “John Prine”

“John Prine has this kind of ability to talk about very serious subjects in a very kind of unbiased way.”

Mar 31, 2020

Actor Chris Sullivan strives to showcase his acting versatility in each role he takes on. That includes Toby Damon in NBC’s This Is Us, Tom Cleary in The Knick, Benny Hammond in Stranger Things, and Taserface in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. More