Prince Debuts New Funk Song On Mysterious Website

December 19, 2008 8:55 AM ET

A fifth new Prince song made its way onto the Internet last night as the funky "There Will Never B Another 1 Like Me" popped up on a mysterious Website (though the link now appears to be dead). Unlike the three guitar-god songs and one ballad that debuted yesterday on Los Angeles' Indie 103, "Another 1 Like Me" is a return to the funk, similar to that fan-baiting "PFUnk" song that popped up last year and the Black Album, but without the weird vocals. Rick James is even name-checked in this six-minute-plus track.

The Website, mplsound.com, just provides the song stream over a full screen of eye-hurting purple. MPLS is the abbreviation of Minneapolis, Prince's home turf, so MPLSound would be a fitting spot for Prince to unfurl his Paisley Park creations. As much as it pains our vision, we'll keep our eyes on the site for any future developments. In case you missed all the fun yesterday, Prince reportedly has a new album ready to go and is just trying to figure out how to release it that doesn't involve record labels — perhaps another newspaper giveaway is in our future.

Related Stories:
Prince Premieres Four New Songs On L.A.'s Indie 103; New Album On the Way
Prince Releases Diss Track As Battle With Fans Gets Funky
Prince Keeps the Funk Flowing at Tiny, Star-Packed New York Shows

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories


The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »