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Liz Phair and Billy Corgan Each Covered Prince This Weekend

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 28: Singer/songwriter Liz Phair performs her album ''Exile in Guyville'' at the 9:30 Club on August 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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 icon on Friday. Liz Phair performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” on stage in New Orleans, while Corgan and touring Pumpkin Sierra Swan did an informal acoustic cover of “The Cross” in what appears to a be bar. (Also on the Prince tribute wagon this past week: Rihanna, Chris Cornell, and Bruce Springsteen.) Watch both tributes below, via Stereogum and Alternative Nation.