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2014

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"The Breakdown"

May 2, 2014

Prince just signed a new deal with Warner Bros., the label on which he made his classic Eighties albums before acrimoniously leaving to release his music on his own. "The Breakdown," a glam-slam of a lush funk ballad, seems to inaugurate a new era by...

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Arcade Fire Stoke Deadmau5 Beef

April 28, 2014

Arcade Fire have discovered the secret to getting a live crowd in their corner: playing a cover song geographically connected to that particular city. On Sunday night, the bobblehead-loving art-rockers took their Reflektor tour through St. Louis,...

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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 Performs a New Song on 'Arsenio'

March 6, 2014

The website for Arsenio makes no qualms about the fact that Prince was able to "take control" of an entire episode of the rebooted talk show last night, where he performed with his group 3rdEyeGirl and chatted with audience members. One of the highlights...

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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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Go Inside Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Tour

April 29, 2014

"One of our defining aesthetics is our amateur edge," Arcade Fire's William Butler says in a new installment of Vevo's Tour Exposed series, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the band's ongoing arena tour in support of their latest album Reflektor....

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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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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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Watch a Prince Clone Surprise Arsenio Hall

February 28, 2014

Prince will perform on Arsenio next Wednesday and chat with host Arsenio Hall about what he has in store for the future. To announce it, he sent a purple velvet-clad female clone as his envoy to the show. Hall feigned confusion during a show earlier...

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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 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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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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Prince Avoids Harming Mammals on 'Da Bourgeoisie'

November 18, 2013

Prince has posted a new track to his Twitter earlier today, which he accompanied with a humorous explanation of the song title. "'Da Bourgeoisie' is the title of the new song, not 'Ray Charles,' 'Bearded Lady' or anything else prejudicial," he wrote....

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