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Music News: Sheila E and more pay tribute to Prince at BET Awards

Black and white photograph of Prince taken by Robert Whitman near the "Music Wall" mural on the side of the Schmitt Music building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, late ‘70s.

Sheila E, Stevie Wonderthe RootsErykah BaduDave Chapelle, Jennifer Hudson, and Tori Kelly are among the musicians who paid tribute to Prince in performances sprinkled throughout Sunday night’s BET Awards. (BET, Rolling Stone)

On Monday, a second hearing will examine the question of who exactly will inherit Prince’s vast estate. (Billboard)

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has paid $137,500 for Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used at concerts throughout the 1990s. (CBS)

Aerosmith to play “farewell tour”

Steven Tyler says that Aerosmith are planning a 2017 tour: a “farewell tour.” Tyler, who’s recently found success on the country charts with a solo LP, says, “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this…We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time. We’ve never done that.” (Rolling Stone)

Jenny Lewis band surprise-releases new album

The Jenny Lewis band Nice as F–k (also featuring Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee Thomas of the Like) have surprise-released their self-titled debut album. (Rolling Stone)

Sinéad O’Connor denies suicide report, weighs in on Brexit

Sinéad O’Connor has denied reports that she was in danger of committing suicide. Calling the reports “false and malicious gossip,” O’Connor additionally celebrated the prospect that Ireland would leave the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union as the U.K. leaves the E.U. (Rolling Stone)

Glastonbury news

At Glastonbury, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) joined James Blake to perform their collaboration “I Need a Forest Fire” from Blake’s new album The Colour in Anything. (Pitchfork)

Coldplay closed Glastonbury with a performance featuring none other than Barry Gibb (the Bee Gees), who joined the band for quintessential disco anthem “Stayin’ Alive.” (Billboard)

Kanye braces for lawsuits

“Can somebody sue me already”? Kanye West is apparently lawyering up after releasing a video for his song “Famous” that features the star sleeping in bed with simulated celebrities including Taylor SwiftDonald Trump, and George W. Bush. (Pitchfork)

Billy Joel plays with Billy Joel tribute band

On Friday night, Billy Joel joined a Billy Joel tribute band — Big Shot — for a performance of “You May Be Right” as well as covers of songs by the Beatlesthe Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. Of course, Big Shot aren’t any ordinary Billy Joel tribute band: three members of the band are also members of Joel’s current live band. (Rolling Stone)