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Hear Prince's Psychedelic 'HARDROCKLOVER'

July 1, 2015

Prince's new song, "HARDROCKLOVER," opens not with the expected thunderous riff, but a minimalist synth pulse. The singer-guitarist surveys the hazy scene at a party, "in between this waking life and R.E.M." – but when the title lover walks in the...

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Inside Prince and Stevie Wonder's Top-Secret White House Gig

June 19, 2015

Having performed at the White House in the past, James Taylor was prepared to deal with reporters and cameramen as his car service pulled up to the building's security gate on Saturday, June 13th. Instead, it was all quiet. "I thought there was going...

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Hear Prince's Freddie Gray Protest Song 'Baltimore'

May 9, 2015

Prince will perform at his special Rally 4 Peace event Sunday night in Baltimore, and before he takes the stage, the rocker unveiled his protest song "Baltimore." Prince dropped his new track, inspired by the death of Freddie Gray and the...

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Prince Books Rally 4 Peace Concert in Baltimore

May 6, 2015

Now that the curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, Prince is throwing a party. The 1999 singer will perform at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Mother's Day, May 10th as part of his Rally 4 Peace event, an effort to unify the people of Baltimore...

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Prince Sued Over Judith Hill's Debut Album Download

March 28, 2015

A producer for singer Judith Hill has filed a lawsuit against Prince after the singer e-mailed a free download link to Hill's album via Live Nation's mailing list. Jolene Cherry filed her suit Friday in Los Angeles, claiming that Hill was already...

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Watch Prince Crash Jazz Band's Beatles Cover

December 3, 2014

It doesn't matter if Prince is on the bill or in the audience – if the Purple One decides he wants to rip out a guitar solo, you must oblige. The R&B/funk legend was recently in attendance at the W Hollywood Hotel's jazz night and decided...

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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’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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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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Hear Prince's Dance Rally 4 Peace Paisley Park Concert

May 13, 2015

On May 2nd, Prince hosted a Dance Rally 4 Peace at his Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis to honor Freddie Gray and support those protesting in Baltimore. In very un-Prince-like fashion, the singer has now shared a soundboard recording of that...

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Tidal Will Stream Prince's Baltimore Show for Free

May 8, 2015

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal will provide free live audio of Prince's Rally 4 Peace event at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Sunday. Along with their 60-minute stream of Prince's show, Tidal have also promised to "match...

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Kendrick Lamar Recorded Unreleased Song With Prince

April 1, 2015

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been a commercial and critical success, but he almost added one more iconic voice to the final product. In an interview with Hot 97, Lamar revealed that he recorded with Prince, but was "pressed...

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Prince Teases First Date of 'Hit and Run' US Tour

March 6, 2015

UPDATE: Prince has added another date to his pop-up Hit & Run tour, booking a May 19th gig at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, May 18th at noon local time at Live Nation. Like the Hit &...

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Watch Prince's Incredible Eight-Minute 'SNL' Medley

November 2, 2014

The last time Prince had eight uninterrupted minutes on national television, he was performing at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007. While that gig featured greatest hits like "1999," "Purple Rain" and Let's Go Crazy," Prince's Saturday...

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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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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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'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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