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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 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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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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Prince Lambasts Label Heads 'Always at Beach With Their Kids'

May 5, 2014

Just because Prince reached a new agreement with Warner Bros. doesn't mean he's softened on his criticism of the music industry or record label structure. Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts In a new cover story with Essence, the multi-hyphenate...

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Purple Reign: Prince's Biggest Eighties Hits

April 22, 2014

It came from Minneapolis: A short-statured, dirty-minded, monstrously talented funk-rocker named Prince. Throughout the 1980s, he'd wink and strut his way to worldwide fame, thanks to a string of outrageous party anthems and searing slow-jams. Here are...

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Prince Releases New Surprise Single, 'The Breakdown'

April 19, 2014

The very same day he announced a new studio album in the works and a new partnership with Warner Bros. Records, Prince surprised fans with a brand new single, "The Breakdown," which he dropped shortly before midnight on Friday.  Prince's 15 Best...

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Zooey Deschanel Talks Prince Collaboration

April 10, 2014

Zooey Deschanel wouldn't call Prince her "bud" — how any mere mortal gets to that level with the Purple One is beyond us – but the New Girl star spoke about her budding artistic relationship with the beloved musician in a new interview...

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Listen to Arcade Fire Cover Prince in Minneapolis

March 9, 2014

For the second night of their five-month Reflektor tour, Arcade Fire brought their glittering spectacle up north to Minneapolis. While they were there, they paid homage to the city's funkiest hometown hero with a cover of Prince's 1981 classic "Controversy."  The...

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Prince Brings in the Funk at Mohegan Sun

December 28, 2013

"We're gonna just jam tonight – it's just an old-school party," said Prince on Friday night, a few minutes into the first of three nights at Uncasville, Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena. And for the next two-and-a-half hours, the Minneapolis Maestro...

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Prince Books Special East Coast Shows

November 25, 2013

Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Prince has taken home seven Grammys and sold over 100 million copies of albums including Purple Rain and Sign "O" the Times. Now, the legend is announcing plans to bring his epic live show to...

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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 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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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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Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'

April 24, 2014

For a generation of kids, Saturday morning at 11am was appointment-television time. You put away your cereal bowl and switched from cartoons or pro-wrestling to a channel a little further down the dial. After a minute or two, you'd finally see that signature...

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Beck Covers Prince at Arcade Fire's Coachella Show

April 21, 2014

Arcade Fire's streak of wacky concert bobblehead guest appearances remains intact. Toward the end of their headlining Coachella set Sunday night, the band brought out alt-rock legend Beck (wearing an Easter-appropriate Pope Francis bobblehead) for a cover...

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Prince Promises New Album and Remasters

April 18, 2014

More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the company. Under the new partnership, Warners will release previously unheard material and a digitally...

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Prince Shares Duet With Zooey Deschanel

March 14, 2014

"Anybody want to fall in love tonight?," Prince asks at the start of his funky, synth-laden new song "FALLINLOVE2NITE" before Zooey Deschanel picks up the hook. His Royal Badness had premiered the song on the post–Super Bowl episode of The New Girl,...

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Prince Parties Like It's 1999 on 'New Girl'

February 3, 2014

While you were watching post Super Bowl analysis and picking chicken wings out of your beard, Prince showed up on the Fox sitcom New Girl – and it was incredible. Read Questlove's Moving Tribute to Prince Not only did The Purple One play relationship...

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Prince to Guest on 'New Girl' for Super Bowl Episode

December 13, 2013

Reclusive R&B star, meet quirky sitcom: Prince will appear in an upcoming Super Bowl episode of the Fox series New Girl. 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now The musician will play himself on the show, where he'll "interfere with" the relationship of...

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