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15 Great Artists Influenced by Joni Mitchell

June 22, 2016

"The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. "At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no...

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Prince to Judith Hill After Overdose: ‘I Had to Fight for My

June 21, 2016

Singer and Prince protégée Judith Hill was on Prince's private jet when it made a fateful emergency landing on April 15th due to him losing consciousness, just six days before the icon died. In an interview with New York Times,...

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Hear Unreleased Prince Music Debut at Versace Runway Show

June 20, 2016

Prince's vaults are said to contain hundreds of hours of unreleased music, but some unheard instrumentals managed to slip out of Paisley Park after debuting at Versace's menswear presentation at Milan Fashion Week. In an interview with Billboard, fashion...

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See Nick Jonas Talk Prince's Influence on New Album

June 9, 2016

On Friday, Nick Jonas will release his latest solo album Last Year Was Complicated. The record delves into adult relationships and heartache; and listeners are responding well. Jonas' new single "Close," featuring Swedish singer Tove Lo,...

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Flashback: Prince Lays Out His No-Birthdays Policy

June 7, 2016

According to official record, Prince Rogers Nelson would have turned 58 today. But if the late star were still alive, he might not have agreed with this simple statement of fact. As he told Dutch TV host Ivo Niehe during a 1999 interview, Prince made...

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Sheila E., the Roots, D'Angelo Set for BET Prince Tribute

June 7, 2016

BET Networks announced that Prince will be honored at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday, June 26th, with a special live performance by Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo, Janelle Monae and others. Prince, who died in April at age 57, received...

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Prince's Cause of Death: Opioid Overdose

June 2, 2016

After weeks of speculation, law enforcement officials confirmed Thursday that Prince died of an opioid overdose, according to the Associated Press. In a report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office, the singer died of an accidental...

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See Spoon Members Cover Prince, David Bowie

May 26, 2016

Spoon's Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie during an acoustic set at Mexico City's Festival Marvin. The musicians also debuted a new Spoon song. For their Prince tribute, the Spoon bandmates chose a more obscure...

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Questlove Defends Madonna's BBMAs Prince Tribute

May 23, 2016

The Madonna-led Prince tribute was among the highlights at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, with the singer performing "Nothing Compares 2 U" before Stevie Wonder joined her onstage for "Purple Rain." It was a moving, elegant and –...

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Lenny Kravitz: My 5 Favorite Prince Songs

May 20, 2016

From the very first time he heard Prince, as a high schooler in 1979, Lenny Kravitz was a huge fan. "Then he became a mentor," he says. "When he left, a part of me went too." The guitarist, singer and songwriter – who will hit the road...

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Tom Morello on Prince's 'Soulful, Fearless' Guitar Playing

May 18, 2016

"Underrated." That is the word that best describes Prince, the Guitarist. Why? Because his phenomenal guitar-playing was just one arrow in a quiver full of remarkable talents. He was such a masterful singer, songwriter, producer, performer, bandleader,...

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'Tribute: Prince' New Comic Book Released

June 9, 2016

Prince is the subject of a newly released comic book. Tribute: Prince was released on the late singer's birthday, June 7th, which was declared 'Prince Day' by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. The comic book biography is currently available in both...

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Read Questlove's Ranking, Analysis of Classic Prince Albums

June 8, 2016

Questlove is an outspoken Prince superfan. "I patterned everything in my life after Prince," he wrote earlier this year in a tribute essay for Rolling Stone. "I studied his fashion, I studied his affect … And he began to mentor me in musical...

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Minnesota Governor Declares June 7th 'Prince Day'

June 7, 2016

On what would have been Prince's 58th birthday, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has declared June 7th "Prince Day" in the music legend's home state. In a proclamation signed Monday, Dayton praised Prince as the "creator of the 'Minnesota Sound,' a contribution...

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Prince 911 Caller Talks 'Tragedy,' Drug Addiction

June 3, 2016

A day after an autopsy report confirmed that Prince died of an accidental opioid overdose, Andrew Kornfeld, the man who placed the tragic 911 call from Paisley Park April 21st and the son of a physician tasked at the last minute with helping the...

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Questlove Lists Why Prince Was 'Hip-Hop Pioneer'

May 30, 2016

Questlove has penned another tribute to Prince, this time a humorous Instagram post that lists 40 reasons why the legendary artist was a "hip-hop pioneer." Inspired by the Prince-dedicated issue of The Source, the Roots drummer broke down what...

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Watch Cyndi Lauper Cover 'When You Were Mine' for Prince

May 26, 2016

Cyndi Lauper honored Prince during her concert at New York's Beacon Theater Wednesday with a performance of "When You Were Mine," the Dirty Mind cut she famously covered on her 1983 debut, She's So Unusual. A fan-shot video captured...

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Madonna, Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute to Prince at BBMAs

May 22, 2016

Madonna paid tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, covering "Nothing Compares 2 U" before bringing Stevie Wonder onstage for a moving rendition of "Purple Rain." Questlove introduced the tribute, comparing Prince's...

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Magic Johnson: Prince 'Talked So Much Trash' on the Court

May 20, 2016

By now, tales of Prince's basketball prowess are nothing new – from that legendary Chappelle's Show skit to former high school coach who remembered him as "an excellent ball handler, a good shooter and very short" (sounds about right). Simply...

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Essential Prince: His Best, Deepest, Overlooked Albums

May 18, 2016

Prince's artistry spanned six decades, multiple genres and several hundred songs under his own name and pseudonyms. Even for a hardcore fan, his discography is one of the most daunting of any modern pop star. Here we present 16 albums that are essential...

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