The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays—we were originally told that it…
Back in September 2015, Prince released his album Hit n Run Phase One exclusively through Tidal. At the time, the late musician lauded the streaming platform’s commitment to “the effort that real musicians put in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry.” That all went…
It might not be one of the Infinity Stones, but Pop’s Swear Jar is almost as important as one in the Luke Cage TV series. It turns out there was a special reason why it had such a prominent part in the show, although it’s kind of a bummer—as it was centered around the late music legend Prince.
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.
Miley Cyrus took a cue from the Linda Blair Playbook during her "Blurred Lines" duet with Robin Thicke — who was dressed like a natty member of a 1920s chain gang, incidentally — at the MTV VMAs last night. Specifically, she danced with some life-sized teddy bears, took off her furry teddy (get it?) to reveal nude…
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.