My mother’s pain has hovered over my entire life. As a child I heard her screams at night, accompanied her to hospitals, watched her careful pill counting with mounting anxiety as the end of the prescription approached. I saw how some people recoiled from her frantic energy in emergency rooms and on the street.…
Prince always had superpowers. You only had to witness him picking up a guitar or sitting down at a keyboard to know it. His voice could encompass Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger, while remaining recognizable as its own thing. But around the time he created his own musical fantasia out of Tim Burton’s Batman
“Prince está muerto. Prince is dead.” A female voice announces these words in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone during The Gold Experience, Prince’s 1995 album. Prince hadn’t actually died, of course—he had changed his name to a symbol and created a brand new identity. He reinvented himself, as he did so many times…
Prince and 3rdeyegirl played an eight-minute medley of songs—Clouds, Marz, and Another Love—during the latest SNL and it was freaking amazing.
Purple Rain turns 30 today. That means two things. One: You should go watch the movie right now—twice in a row if you can swing it. Two: Put that soundtrack on repeat—stat.
You might assume that the apocalypse will be scored with some Wagnerian black metal, or at least a swelling orchestral arrangement. But we think you’ll meet the end with a catchy earworm torturing you. Here are 12 tunes that will be stuck in your head as the world comes down.
Prince is a notorious, Lars Ulrich-level hard-ass when it comes to the copyright protection of his work and has been especially outspoken in his distaste for YouTube. But it would appear that the seminal rocker has had a change of heart if this newly "leaked" single is any evidence.
The opening page. Prince is back in Minneapolis! Alert the citizenry! Prince rides a purple motorcycle, which later gets blown up after a dramatic motorcycle chase sequence with Gemini.
Prince may call himself the Purple Yoda — but when he tries to tell a sweeping, transformative story, he always reaches for fantasy, not science fiction. Prince's career is littered with weird little magical adventures, and it might even be fair to call him the Tolkien of funk. (Or maybe, just the Purple Hobbit.)
I felt sorry watching the puppet-like "Prince of Wheels" wobbling about on an electric bike for the first time, surrounded by photographers and journalists. Apparently he thought it'd work like a scooter, not realizing he had to pedal. Oh dear. [Evening Standard]
Having Morris Day, Prince's former nemesis and lead singer of the Time, star in a sitcom? Brilliant idea. Casting him as a womanizing hairdresser who gets lectured about sexism for half an hour every week? Ummmm... Okay.
Prince is as renowned for his feelings towards iTunes and the internet as he is for women wearing raspberry berets. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, he repeated that "the internet's completely over," and slagged off these "digital gadgets."
Check out this brilliant collection of famous album covers remixed to star all of comics' greatest superheroes. The Teen Titans sit in Bat-Detention, Elektra's a maniac, and you'll never guess who plays Prince.
Click to viewWendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman do all of the music for the super-mutant show Heroes. Before that, they were the core of Prince's band, the Revolution, and a key ingredient in the Purple One's creative peak. They've also put out four solo albums, including the haunting Girl Bros.. We caught up with Lisa…
Hey, it's Friday! And if you're like me, you're heading out to the Karaoke to guzzle $1 PBRs and holler into a super-echoey mic at a crowd of people who (hopefully) are even drunker than you are. But being an enlightened, forward-looking person, what you really want is to bellow a science fiction song into the mic.…
Unlike the lousy plastic Wii tennis add-ons we've seen before, this Prince Wii Tennis add-on smells of authenticity. This is partly because Prince is a well known name in the Tennis industry, but it's also partly because they used actual strings to construct the face of the racket. We're not saying this is great or…