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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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Inside the Making of Prince’s Clairvoyant Welcome 2 America

Early in Barack Obama's first presidential term, the U.S. showed the wear that would ultimately become a crisis a decade later — when sniping, arguing…
Daniel Kohn / July 29, 2021

The 100 Greatest Rock Stars Since That Was A Thing

Three of the 100 are in this picture! The Rolling Stones, in 1964, from left to right: Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts…
Bob Guccione Jr / July 6, 2021

Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait Caricature Sold for $281,250 at Music Icons Auction

A caricature drawing of Kurt Cobain, done by the icon himself, brought in $281,250 at Julien's Auctions Music Icons sale. The sale price was 28…
Anna VanValkenburgh / June 14, 2021

Prince’s Estate Shares Unreleased Track ‘Born 2 Die’

"Born 2 Die," the second single from Prince's unreleased 2010 album Welcome 2 America is out now. The song debuted on BBC 6 Music's Breakfast Show this morning,…
Anna VanValkenburgh / June 3, 2021

Eddie Van Halen, Lady Gaga, Kurt Cobain, Prince and Bob Dylan Memorabilia Up For Auction

A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex's drumkit, and memorabilia from Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,  Cher, Lady Gaga,…
Katherine Turman / May 24, 2021

Sinead O’Connor Details Alleged Prince Abuse: ‘Violent Abuser of Women’

Sinead O'Connor and Prince had a checkered history despite the latter penning the former's biggest hit, at least according to O'Connor. Some time ago, O'Connor alluded…
Daniel Kohn / May 18, 2021

Prince Estate and Football Club Paris Saint-Germain Announce Clothing Collaboration and Vinyl Single

The Prince Estate and football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced an exclusive partnership in honor of The Purple One that will see vinyl and…
Anna VanValkenburgh / May 7, 2021

Remembering Prince 5 Years Later

Editor's note: Prince died five years ago today, a moment that shook the entire music and cultural world. Dywane Thomas Jr., better known as MonoNeon, worked…
MonoNeon / April 21, 2021

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
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