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Listen to an Official Studio Version of the Purple Rain-Era Prince Rarity “Electric Intercourse”

Tonight saw the unveiling of a special surprise: The official studio recording of "Electric Intercourse," a Prince song from the Purple Rain era that was previously unreleased.
Jordan Sargent / April 28, 2017

Remember When Prince Zinged Carson Daly on Total Request Live?

These days, there are endless amazing videos of Prince on YouTube; following the pop legend's tragic death a year ago today, die-hard fans really started committing to uploading…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 21, 2017

10 of Prince’s Best Deep Cuts

Prince's catalogue is as sprawling, diverse, idiosyncratic, and rewarding as any musician's in history, and we will only hear more of it as his estate…
Alfred Soto / April 21, 2017

Morris Day Remembers Playing With Prince In Their High School Band

Before becoming the Purple One, Prince was part of a high school band known as Grand Central. The teenage outfit, all self-taught musicians, featured two members…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2017

From Dirty Mind to Diamonds and Pearls: Remember Prince’s Classic Albums

After Prince's passing on April 21, 2016, SPIN writers revisited their favorite Prince albums. Read their essays on Dirty Mind, Controversy, Purple Rain, Parade, Sign o' the Times, and Diamonds…
SPIN Staff / April 21, 2017

Prince Sold More Albums Than Any Other Artist in 2016

In the year after Prince's death on April 21, 2016, the Purple One's catalog of albums and songs have sold a combined 7.7 million copies in…
Ed Christman, Billboard / April 20, 2017

Prince ‘Deliverance’ EP Hit With Legal Challenge: Report

The planned release this Friday of a batch of fresh Prince songs has been hit with a legal challenge. Social media lit up…
Lars Brandle / April 19, 2017

Hear an Unreleased Prince Song, “Deliverance,” Ahead of New EP Coming This Friday

This Friday, April 21, is the one-year anniversary of Prince's death. To mark the occasion, Rogue Music Alliance will release Deliverance, an EP compiling six unreleased Prince…
Jeremy Gordon / April 18, 2017

This Is How the Chainsmokers’ Critically Panned Album Reached No. 1

The Chainsmokers are the latest inheritors of a pop musical tradition that stretches all the way back to Prince. I'm not talking about instrumental virtuosity,…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Court Documents: Prince Obtained Oxycodone Prescribed in Friend’s Name, Hid Pills in Aspirin Bottles

As the investigation continues into Prince's death by a fentanyl overdose last year, newly unsealed court documents show that the late music legend was adept…
Andy Cush / April 17, 2017

Charlie Murphy Was Too Real to Be Overshadowed

Dave Chappelle's best jokes contended with how the truth is tangled up with absurdity, and one of the greatest voices he found within that knotted ball…
Brian Josephs / April 12, 2017

11 Unforgettable Moments From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2017 on Friday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Folk icon and social justice activist…
Joe Lynch, Billboard / April 8, 2017

Harry Styles Announces Debut Single “Sign of the Times” on 30th Anniversary of Prince’s Sign o’ the Times

Today is the 30th anniversary of Prince's classic album Sign o' the Times. What if there were a way for a milquetoast ex-boy-bander to mark this landmark date…
Anna Gaca / March 31, 2017

Lenny Kravitz Will Perform Prince Tribute at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Hall revealed this morning. Other newly announced performers…
Anna Gaca / March 29, 2017

The New Episode of St. Vincent’s Radio Show Is an Hour-Long Tribute to Prince

The latest episode of St. Vincent's Beats 1 show Mixtape Delivery Service takes the form of an hour-long Prince tribute, with Annie Clark playing her favorite…
Jeremy Gordon / February 15, 2017
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