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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

A Star-Studded New Prince Documentary Featuring Bono, Jagger, More Is In the Works

German film distribution company Ascot Elite Entertainment Group announced today that a new star-studded biographical documentary about Prince is due out next year in Europe. Screendaily…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 29, 2016

Watch Prince Cover David Bowie, Bob Marley in Concert

Prince held back-to-back concerts in Toronto on Friday night that had him performing 57 songs in total, including a cover of David Bowie's 1977 hit…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

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Prince’s Estate Unearths Previously Unreleased 2010 Welcome 2 America LP

Since Prince's 2016 death, his estate has released a bunch of previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. Now, another one is on the way.
Katherine Turman / April 8, 2021

The Funk and the Fire

What’s a musician supposed to do during the pandemic when the stages of the world have gone silent? If you’re Judith Hill, you record the…
Jason Webber / March 17, 2021

Sheila E Announces Biopic About Her ‘Beautiful’ Relationship With Prince

Sheila E. is making a biopic about her longtime relationship with Prince. On Friday, the famed percussionist announced Girl Meets Boy in a brief Facebook post…
Katrina Nattress / January 24, 2021

SPIN’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

COVID-19 brought the concert industry to a screeching halt in 2020. But all that disposable income music fans generally spend on concert tickets…
Ron Hart / December 13, 2020

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #2 Prince

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #2. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, here…
Nate Jackson / December 5, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

Prince Collaborators Reflect on 1987 Opus ‘Sign O’ the Times’

By the mid-80s, Prince was a global superstar thanks to the worldwide success of 1984’s Purple Rain.  So when he started work on his…
Ron Hart / September 25, 2020

Prince’s Estate Shares Previously Unreleased Song ‘I Need a Man’

We're less than 10 days away from the release of the massive Sign O' the Times box set that features over 60 previously unheard songs from Prince's…
Daniel Kohn / September 17, 2020

Prince Estate Drops ‘Forever In My Life (Early Vocal Studio Run-Through)’

Over the past few weeks, Prince's estate has steadily released a slew of unheard tracks from the prolific artist's vault. The songs will be on…
SPIN Staff / August 27, 2020

Prince’s Estate Shares Unreleased ‘Witness 4 the Prosecution (Version 2)’

Prince's estate will release a massive Sign O' the Times box set later this year, and have been releasing a steady stream of unreleased tracks from the…
Daniel Kohn / August 13, 2020

Hear Prince’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘Cosmic Day’

The Prince Estate went into the vault for another previously unreleased song, "Cosmic Day." The track was recorded on November 15, 1986, at Sunset…
Emily Tan / August 6, 2020

Prince Estate Releases 1979 Version of ‘I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man’

Prince's estate has just dropped the original version of "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man," from 1979. The minimal-sounding demo…
Emily Tan / July 16, 2020

Prince Estate Announces Bonkers Sign O’ the Times Reissue

The Prince Estate will be releasing an expanded reissue of Prince's 1987 double-album masterpiece, Sign O' the Times, which SPIN ranked as the third-best album…
Emily Tan / June 25, 2020

The 10 Best Reissues of 2020 (So Far)

The record shops might have been closed up for the last 10 weeks (and plenty are reopening as I write, for better or worse). But…
Ron Hart / June 17, 2020
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