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Chris Rock Riffs on Prince for 'SNL' Promos

October 29, 2014

Most Saturday Night Live hosts film their episode promos in-studio, standing statically in front of a camera as they rattle off scripted jokes. But Chris Rock isn't your typical host. To promote his appearance on the November 1st episode,...

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Prince Booked as 'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guest

October 14, 2014

UPDATE: Prince will perform one uninterrupted "eight-minute long jam session" on Saturday Night Live, according to a statement. It remains unknown which song he'll be performing. What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain...

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Prince 'Art Official Age' Album Review

October 7, 2014

With these two albums, Prince returns to Warner Bros., the label where he made his Eighties classics, then rancorously left in 1996. Art Official Age is an attempt to get back to the violet-tinted pop mastery of the Purple Rain era. Plectrumelectrum...

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Prince’s Drummer Details Kendrick Lamar Appearance

October 6, 2014

One of the most surprising parts about Prince's Yahoo! livestream special last week from famed recording studio complex Paisley Park was Kendrick Lamar's surprise appearance on "What’s My Name," a track that appeared on Prince’s...

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Prince to Livestream Paisley Park Party

September 29, 2014

With two new albums coming out Tuesday, Prince has planned a release party inside his Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota, which he will livestream via the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo. The event, which will feature his 3rdEyeGirl group as well as a behind-the-scenes...

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100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

September 17, 2014

From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie...

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Prince Slates Two New Albums for Fall

August 25, 2014

It's been five years since Prince put out a new record in the United States, since he limited the release of his 20Ten LP, but that will change this fall. On September 30th, the artist will release two new records: Plectrumelectrum, his long-teased...

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'Purple Rain' at 30: Preview the Definitive Book

July 25, 2014

July 27th marks the 30th anniversary of Prince's Academy Award-winning rock musical Purple Rain. Celebrate with this exclusive excerpt from Chapter 5 of Alan Light's upcoming Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, out December 2014. Pre-order...

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Prince and Nile Rodgers Cover David Bowie

July 6, 2014

The Essence Music Festival turned into a funk royalty jam on Friday night when Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to cover David Bowie. Before taking the stage for his own 24-song headlining set, Prince made an appearance at Rodgers' show and the two busted...

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Prince Reveals 'Cohesive' New Solo Album

June 23, 2014

Prince recently revealed that he has another complete full-length album – separate from Plectrum Electrum, which he recorded with 3rd Eye Girl – that he hopes to release sometime in the near future. The as-yet-untitled record contains two...

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Dave Chappelle Talks Kanye and Prince

June 14, 2014

Dave Chappelle continued making the late-night TV rounds on Friday, appearing on The Tonight Show to talk to Jimmy Fallon about his upcoming string of dates at Radio City Music Hall. The comedian announced that Nas will be joining the show on June 23rd,...

Album Review

Prince 'Plectrumelectrum' Album Review

October 7, 2014

With these two albums, Prince returns to Warner Bros., the label where he made his Eighties classics, then rancorously left in 1996. Art Official Age is an attempt to get back to the violet-tinted pop mastery of the Purple Rain era. Plectrumelectrum...

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Watch Kendrick Lamar Rap With Prince

October 1, 2014

When the Purple One asks you to collaborate, you comply. As part of Tuesday's Yahoo livestream special, in celebration of his two new studio albums, Prince teamed with rapper Kendrick Lamar for a funky take on "What's My Name," a rare track...

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Hear Prince's Giddy New Floor Stomper 'Funknroll'

September 19, 2014

In anticipation of the two new albums he's putting out at the end of the month, Prince has shared the giddy, guitar- and synth-powered version of "Funknroll" that will appear on his solo record, Art Official Age. The song, which the artist premiered...

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Prince Drops Futuristic Slow Jam 'U Know'

September 1, 2014

After taking a rare four-year hiatus from releasing studio albums, Prince will drop a pair of new LPs on September 30th: One a collaborative disc with his group 3rdEyeGirl called Plectrumelectrum and the other a solo album dubbed Art Official Age....

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Arcade Fire Covers CCR's 'Hey Tonight'

July 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire, busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Via Pitchfork, multi-instrumetnalist...

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See Prince's Unedited 'Purple Rain'

July 14, 2014

Footage of the August 1983 concert that served as the basis for Prince's performances in his 1984 film Purple Rain has leaked online, showcasing the original 13-minute cut of the song "Purple Rain" as heard on the album of the same name. The artist...

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Watch Beck Cover Prince's '1999'

July 1, 2014

Beck tried out some funky dance moves at a recent Montreal concert, when his band launched into the title track of Prince's 1982 album 1999. The video (via Stereogum), shows about a minute of Beck's 2005 Guero single "E-Pro" before it cuts and the...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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Beyonce Drops June Birthdays Playlist Featuring Kanye West, Solange

June 11, 2014

It turns out a lot of great artists have birthdays in June, as exemplified by, of all people, Beyoncé. The singer curated a playlist and posted it to her website, writing, "Enjoy this playlist in celebration of some of the great...

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