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Black Pumas Talk Prince, Busking, New Album On ‘Lipps Service’

Grammy-winning duo's sophomore album was released in October
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 27: Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada members of the band Black Pumas performs live on stage during day three of Lollapalooza Brazil Music Festival at Interlagos Racetrack on March 27, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada of Austin-based rock duo Black Pumas are the guests on the newest installment of the SPIN Presents Lipps Service podcast, speaking with host Scott Lipps about their upbringings in California and Texas, the quick success of their Grammy-winning self-titled debut and their latest album, Chronicles of a Diamond.

They also get into Quesada’s time performing in Prince’s backing band, Burton’s busking days on Santa Monica Pier and stint on American Idol, how they met through a mutual friend and their favorite covers, such as Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and Rodriguez’s “Sugar Man.”

On the previous episode of Lipps Service, Lipps sat down with the Hives frontman Pelle Almqvist to talk about the Swedish rock band’s blistering live sets, his early rock and punk influences and the band’s latest album, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons.

Since it began in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Hozier, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Nikki Sixx, Perry Farrell, Hozier, the Kills and many more. Every few weeks, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Stay tuned into all things Lipps Service by following the podcast on Instagram (@lippsservicepod), TikTok (@lippsservice) and YouTube (@LippsService).