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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Prince Songs

April 27, 2016

The loss of Prince shook the music world and his life and message continues to inspire millions around the globe. Over his lifetime, Prince released nearly 40 albums and dominated the Eighties with his innovative fusion of rock, funk, pop and R&B,...

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8 Great Prince Tributes at Coachella

April 25, 2016

Prince's spirit reigned supreme over the final weekend of Coachella. On Sunday, in response to the untimely passing of the pop genius on Thursday at the age of 57, large screens displayed his 2008 Coachella gig, including his astounding take on Radiohead's...

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12 Wildest Prince Moments

April 22, 2016

"I’m no different to anyone," Prince humbly told NME in 1996. The world begs to differ. Throughout his storied career, the late icon bucked trends, overhauled tradition, reinvented fashion and never let public opinion get in the way of his...

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25 Essential Prince Songs

April 21, 2016

"What's missing from pop music is danger," Prince was quoted as saying in a 2006 Guardian interview. "There's no excitement and mystery." Danger, excitement and mystery were Prince Rogers Nelson's calling cards from day one. At the precocious age...

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PMRC's 'Filthy 15': Where Are They Now?

September 17, 2015

In the past year, Tove Lo's hit "Talking Body" found her singing, "We fuck for life," Big Sean got on the radio with "I Don't Fuck With You" and Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," in which he raps about purchasing a blanket with the sole intention of ejaculating...

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20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014

December 11, 2014

Looking back on the year gone by, it's tempting to celebrate the emerging trends, fresh faces and new ideas that shaped the past 12 months. But for a moment, let's also tip our cap to the old — the wily veterans who had been gone too long or seemingly...

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Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts

February 27, 2014

Very few artists can have an unimpeachable year; Prince almost had a perfect decade. From 1980, when he unleashed Dirty Mind, his masterpiece of funky new wave, to 1988's gorgeously dense Lovesexy, Prince Rogers Nelson put together an arguably...

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18 Awesome Prince Rip-Offs

April 22, 2016

Over the course of more than 40 years, few artists covered as much ground with as much style and grace as Prince. The extent of his ingenuity and shape-shifting between 1980 and 1987 alone is such that most of the singers who flaunt Prince's influence...

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15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists

April 21, 2016

Minneapolis' favorite son was a whirlwind of creativity that knew no bounds, the purple-minded genius releasing dozens of albums on his own, but also mentoring and producing dozens of bands like dirty-minded girl group Vanity 6 and synth-funk dynamos...

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'American Idol': 20 Best and Worst Moments

April 5, 2016

Whether you were an avid fan with an itchy voting finger, a casual viewer or just someone who got stuck listening to post-show chatter around the water cooler, American Idol has been a huge piece of our pop-culture puzzle for the past 15 years.  From...

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20 Best R&B Albums of 2014

December 15, 2014

R&B in 2014 was rife with breathy, spellbinding debuts and breathless, gonzo reinventions, from the mesmerizing coos of FKA Twigs and Tinashe to the fearless travelogues of Mary J. Blige (who went to London) and Prince (who went to Mars). Old favorites...

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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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25 Boldest Career Moves in Music

March 18, 2011

From the very beginning of rock & roll musicians have made shocking career moves – from marrying their cousins to shaving their heads in front of hundreds of flashing cameras. Here's a look at the 25 boldest ones of all time. By Andy Green...

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