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Cyndi Lauper Delivers Emotional Performance of Prince’s ‘When You Were Mine’

One of the highs of Cyndi Lauper's classic 1983 debut She's So Unusual was her cover of "When You Were Mine." Thirty-three years later and a…
Brian Josephs / May 26, 2016

Neon Indian Give Prince’s ‘Pop Life’ a Shot

Of course the reaction to Madonna's Billboard Music Awards performance isn't going to stop the stream of Prince tributes that's sure to continue throughout the…
Brian Josephs / May 23, 2016

Madonna’s Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute Was Weak Enough to Get BET Shade

Update: Madonna isn't ignoring the critics. The superstar made Instagram posts flaunting her purple attire along with a caption that addressed the reactions toward her Billboard Music Awards…
Brian Josephs / May 23, 2016

Minnesota’s Proposed PRINCE Act Has Been Retracted

Shortly after Prince died, Rep. Joe Hoppe introduced a bill to Minnesota legislature that was to be entitled the PRINCE Act, which amazingly stands for…
Dan Weiss / May 19, 2016

Petition Demands Madonna Share Prince Tribute at 2016 Billboard Awards

A Change.org petition has surfaced arguing against Madonna being the only artist to pay tribute to Prince at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards (airing on…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

Gene Simmons Calls Prince’s Death ‘Pathetic’ in Interview Nobody Wanted

Though the cause of Prince's untimely death has yet to be confirmed by officials investigating the case, KISS frontman Gene Simmons has offered his unwanted two…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

Minnesota Proposes the ‘PRINCE Act’ to Protect an Artist’s Name After Death

As gratified as Prince undoubtedly would be over the fan response and musical legacy he's left behind following his tragic death at age 57 last…
Andrew Unterberger / May 10, 2016

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinéad O’Connor After She Said He Supplied Drugs to Prince

When Sinéad O’Connor claimed on Facebook that Arsenio Hall supplied Prince with drugs, his rep slammed the accusations as "absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd." TMZ now reports that the…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

Watch Paul McCartney Tear Up Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ in Minneapolis

Playing in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis last night, Paul McCartney offered up an encore cover of "Let's Go Crazy," the jubilant opening track from Purple Rain. Just two weeks after the…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2016

Mac DeMarco Pays Tribute to Prince By Covering ‘It’s Gonna Be Lonely’

Mac DeMarco teased a cover of Prince's "It's Gonna Be Lonely" on Instagram last week, and now the weird-rock musician has premiered the full clip…
Brennan Carley / May 4, 2016

Sinéad O’Connor Accuses Arsenio Hall of Supplying Drugs to Prince

Sinéad O'Connor, who once gorgeously sang the Prince-composed "Nothing Compares 2 U," is making headlines again for her eccentric behavior. The Irish singer went on Facebook yesterday to accuse famed…
Brian Josephs / May 3, 2016

Prince and Beyoncé Take a Combined 20 Spots on the Hot 100

Prince and Beyoncé ruled this week's Billboard Hot 100, sharing 20 spots amongst themselves.  The Purple One had a whopping eight tracks posthumously make the chart: "Purple Rain" (No.
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

Aretha Franklin Performs ‘Purple Rain’ at the White House

Last December, Aretha Franklin made the normally composed President Barack Obama cry when she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the…
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

Prince’s Vault Has Finally Been Opened

The vault of peerlessly prolific recording artist Prince is perhaps pop culture's most legendary since Al Capone. According to ABC News affiliate reports, that vault…
Andrew Unterberger / April 30, 2016

My Morning Jacket Cover Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Sign O’ the Times’ at Jazz Fest

A week and a half after Prince's death, and the Purple Rain just keeps falling. My Morning Jacket became the latest act to take on…
Andrew Unterberger / April 30, 2016

Let Love Decide: Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Relive the Beautiful Ones with…
Stereo Williams / April 29, 2016

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Motorcycle Jacket to Sell at Auction Next Month

One of the iconic motorcycle jackets that the late Prince wore in his 1984 film Purple Rain will go up for auction next month, according to the Associated…
Brennan Carley / April 29, 2016

If I Was Your Girlfriend: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back today to…
Rebecca Haithcoat / April 29, 2016

Prince’s Death Investigation Is Now a Criminal Probe

Although neither foul play nor suicide is suspected in Prince's death, reports suggest that local law enforcement have turned the investigation into a criminal probe, opening up…
Brian Josephs / April 29, 2016

Try My New Funk: Prince’s ‘Parade’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Andrew Unterberger / April 28, 2016
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