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20 awe-inspiring Prince performances to watch right now (before they disappear)

Behold, the first wave, the initial batch of thoroughly mind-boggling, ridiculously varied, utterly mesmerizing, mostly never-before-seen Prince live performances, raw concert footage, fan videos and assorted TV appearances spanning just about every era, outfit, venue and genre you can name, and …

Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor, attorney says

In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that …

25 Latter-Day Prince Songs That U Need in Your Life

Everybody who treasured Prince’s run of perfect albums in the 1980s knew that he’d have a hard time topping that decade’s output—and that group included the artist himself. On “Don’t Play Me,” a song from the mostly-acoustic 1997 album <i>The Truth</i>, he casually included the line “my only competition …

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Prince and the Competition

One of the more impressive artifacts making the Internet rounds in the last 24 hours is a video, recorded at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, of an all-star band playing the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The performance is a tribute to George Harrison, a posthumous …

Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince walked on stage with fellow rock legends Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others to pay tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."<p>Dressed in a red hat and matching shirt unbuttoned to …

Prince created blend of rock, funk and soul that defied gender and genres

Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay down the deepest …

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Prince…Ain’t Nobody Bad Like You

In Detroit in the early 80s there was a DJ named “The Electrifying Mojo” who called his listeners members of the Midnight Funk Association. To signal …

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Prince: The Legend And His Legacy In Pictures #PurpleReign

Prince.<p>There are no words.<p>Following news of the singer's untimely death, aged only 57, the world is in a state of shock. Status feeds are crammed …

Prince: In appreciation of a virtuoso, enduring genius

“He can be the new Duke Ellington of our times,” Miles Davis said of Prince in 1989. Jazz’s most restless revolutionary recognised a kindred spirit …

Sweet madness of a Prince ‘interview’: no pens, no past tense, no Irish

When the late singer was heading for Ireland in 2011 he agreed to talk to Brian Boyd. It wasn’t a run-of-the-mill encounter<p>Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 13:20 …

A rare glimpse inside Prince's secretive Paisley Park compound

Journalist Simon Mills tells the story of bagging a rare interview with Prince, and an even rarer glimpse inside his secretive Paisley Park compound …

RIP Prince: He transcended funk, R&B, rock and pop like few others could

The turn of 1992 was an incredible time. The year felt the effects of the Indian economy’s opening up and gave us MTV, an MTV that even in its very …

Tiny Prince Fans Pay Purple-Filled Tribute To The Iconic Musician

You don't have to be a grown-up to get down to "Purple Rain."<p>In the wake of the tragic news that Prince passed away Thursday, fans have been paying tribute to the music legend. Even his tiniest fans are joining the fray.<p>Since the news broke, parents have been posting new and old photos of their …

Prince fans pay tribute to the pop star with purple-themed street parties across the US

Prince fans have gathered together across the US to remember the innovative music pioneer, who died on 21 April at his home in Paisley Park, …

He Rocked That Mother to the Max: Tragically, Prince’s Best Film Is Not Commercially Available

That all suits the double LP feast that the <i>Sign o' the Times</i> film honors. The record plays like some other great's cherry-picked, career-spanning box …

Prince: Fans pay tribute to His Royal Purpleness

They turned in their hundreds to an impromptu street do and partied like it was 1999 after the news filtered out about the death of His Royal Purpleness, or the artists known as Prince.<p>The 57-year-old was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis compound on Thursday.<p>Everywhere, Prince fans improvised …

How Prince influenced a generation of musicians

“The main problem with Spotify playlists,” I wrote on Twitter a couple of months back, “is you can’t put Prince on them.” It was a rubbish joke bemoaning the late star’s refusal to make his songs available on the online streaming platform, but it does serve to illustrate the fact that, to millions …

Stevie, Aretha, Erykah & More Honor Prince

The death of Prince was felt by the whole world, but the loss of his passing may have been felt most keenly by his fellow artists, especially the …

Carson Daly remembers Prince's influence at MTV: 'Everybody wanted to be like him'

As the world mourns the loss of music legend Prince, TODAY's Carson Daly remembered the stunning breadth of genres and artists that Prince influenced during his unforgettable career.<p>"You can't say this about a lot of people — he touched everybody,'' Daly said on TODAY Friday. "I think that's what …

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Was Prince the Greatest Guitarist of All?

For someone as multi-talented as Prince Rogers Nelson, it's hard to highlight any one as aspect of his dazzling craft. Singer. Writer. Dancer. …

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remember when prince wrote a song called 'donald trump (black version)'?

Penned for funk/soul group The Time in the 80s, it has to be heard to be believed.<p>As well as recording an entire studio album for basically every year of his career, and playing nearly all the instruments on the first five of them, prolific late legend Prince also wrote a number of tracks for other …

Prince: every album rated – and ranked

The Purple One’s discography rarely dipped below sublime sex-funk. We rank all 37 LPs from his polymathic 80s masterwork Sign O’ The Times to 2003’s saxophone-heavy N.E.W.S.<p><b>1</b> <b>Sign O’ the Times</b> <i>1987</i> <b>★★★★★</b><p>Prince the polymath in full and frightening effect, across funk, rock and genres yet to be given …

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Prince, the purple unicorn | Alan Palomo

A rare creature who could sing, play instruments, write hits, produce albums, dance and all the while look great doing it: I don’t think we’ll see his like again<p>About five years ago, I was a given a collection of unreleased Prince demos. I was experiencing a sophomore slump after my first album, …

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Prince fans angry with Justin Bieber over ‘disrespectful’ Instagram post

Singer Justin Bieber loves controversy and here’s proof. The singer has angered the grieving fans of pop icon Prince by posting an insensitive …

Classic Album Sundays London & NYC Prince Tributes

Classic Album Sundays London & NYC pay tribute to Prince with two special events.CAS London will be hosting a listening session at Brilliant Corners …

Prince's death remains shrouded in mystery

There was no evidence of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home nor was there any indication that the late music icon committed suicide, Carver County (MN) Sheriff Jim Olson said Friday.<p>Prince, 57, was found dead in an elevator in his suburban Minneapolis home on …

‘I exited Prince’s Mayfair suite feeling like a mouse savaged by a particularly fiendish cat’

The late superstar was not amused when Barney Hoskyns called his Prince biography ‘Imp of the Perverse’. Here the veteran rock writer recalls the brilliant career of the Minneapolis maverick<p>• Prince: memories of U – by John Grant, Attica Locke and more<p>I’d say it was all there in 1979’s I Wanna Be …

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A Look Back at Prince's Quirky, Idiosyncratic Paisley Park Records

Stax Records once delivered Southern soul music, horn sections and behind-the-beat grooves. Motown served up spirited R&B from spit-polished singers …

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