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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

When Doves Cry: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

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…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

Such a Pretty Toy: Prince’s ‘Controversy’

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…
Alfred Soto / April 27, 2016

When We Were His: Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’

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…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2016

D’Angelo Delivers Beautiful Rendition of Prince’s ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’ on the ‘Tonight Show’

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had two noted Prince scholars on its set last evening. There was the Roots drummer ?uestlove, who played a tribute DJ…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2016

Prince’s Band the Revolution Announce Plans to Reunite Without Him

Prince's band the Revolution — Bobby Z., Brown Mark, Matt Fink, and breakout duo Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman — have announced their intention to reunite…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2016

Prince’s Sister Tyka Nelson Claims Her Brother Had No Will

Update: A judge has confirmed that Prince did fact die without a will, TMZ reports. Bremer Bank has officially been appointed to distribute his assets, which are said to be…
Rachel Brodsky / April 26, 2016

Coldplay’s Chris Martin and an Eighth Grade Band Covered Prince’s ‘Raspberry Beret’

The Prince tributes continue to roll in days after the legendary musician's death, with today's contribution coming from Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin and a gaggle…
Brennan Carley / April 26, 2016

Kate Bush Remembers Prince, ‘The Most Incredibly Talented Artist’

Singer-songwriter Kate Bush has shared a brief but heartfelt tribute to Prince on her website. Bush and the late artist were collaborators and mutual fans. "He was…
Anna Gaca / April 25, 2016

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, iLoveMakonnen, and Chromeo Pay Tribute to Prince on Beats 1

As many artists paid tribute to Prince late last week, so too did Ezra Koenig, dedicating his Beats 1 show Time Crisis to remembering the legend yesterday. In between playing hits…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Liz Phair and Billy Corgan Each Covered Prince This Weekend

Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan were on tour together when the news of Prince's death arrived last week, and each offered a tribute to the late…
Anna Gaca / April 25, 2016

Prince Has the No. 1 and 2 Albums This Week With ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘The Very Best Of’

Michael Jackson's Number Ones topped the Billboard 200 after his death in 2009. David Bowie didn't live to see Blackstar become his first No. 1 album. Prince, too,…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Bruce Springsteen Covered Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Tonight

Update: Springsteen's cover of "Purple Rain" is available to download for free via his website. Bruce Springsteen — who recently canceled a show in…
Brennan Carley / April 23, 2016

‘Purple Rain’ Will Return to AMC Theaters This Weekend

The Purple One will take over theaters once again this weekend when AMC Theaters nationwide will screen 1984's Purple Rain, starting on Saturday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The screenings will continue through Thursday.
Brian Josephs / April 22, 2016

Classic Reviews: Prince, ‘Sign o’ the Times’

This review originally ran in the May 1987 issue of SPIN. In light of Prince's death, we've republished this piece here. I guess…
Bart Bull / April 22, 2016

Fort Greene Goes Purple: Prince Fans Remember Legend at Spike Lee’s Block Party

The hundreds of people who gathered outside of the 40 Acres and a Mule headquarters in Fort Greene on Thursday night didn't plan on doing so…
Brian Josephs / April 22, 2016

Chris Cornell Shares Gorgeous ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Prince Tribute

Chris Cornell has recorded a poignant cover of the Prince-penned "Nothing Compares 2 U," made famous in 1990 when Sinéad O'Connor included it as a…
Rachel Brodsky / April 22, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Prince Songs

In light of Prince's passing, SPIN is dedicating its weekly 7 Favorite Songs column to the departed pop icon. To be clear: This is not a…
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2016

Prince: Defender of His Legacy

"Record companies are run by men who think they run America. They think they’re the smartest but they’re not. They don’t know what’s going on…
Brad Shoup / April 22, 2016

Stevie Wonder Chokes Up Talking About Prince on CNN

Among those of us feeling a little emotional about Prince's death: Stevie Wonder, who choked up discussing His Purpleness' legacy with Anderson Cooper on CNN last night. Wonder and Prince were…
Anna Gaca / April 22, 2016
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