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...


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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Prince Gets 'Too Funky' at Hit and Run Tour Opener

March 16, 2015

The splits are gone and the high, spiky boots replaced with metallic wedges that flash red in the heels. And his lascivious moments are toned way down, limited to three derriere wiggles and, for a second, what looked to be a simulated wanking. But at...


Prince Steals the 2015 Grammys With Just One Sneer

February 9, 2015

Cue the Prince Face — it was gloom night at the Grammys. Prince greeted the crowd last night with a magnificent smirk, cutting through hours of sanctimonious blather with one baby-I'm-a-star eyeroll. It summed up the whole night. After last year's...



10 Things We Learned About Prince's 'Purple Rain'

December 31, 2014

Dig if you will the picture: 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, and the glorious summer when Prince simultaneously had the Number One single, album and movie in the USA. Alan Light (author of The Holy or the Broken, and a Rolling Stone veteran)...


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...


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...


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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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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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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Art Official Age

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...