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Sorry, Bob: Billboard names Prince Minnesota’s most iconic star

In honor of the 4th of July, Billboard created a feature highlighting the “Top 50 Stars of the 50 States,” and Prince got the nod for Minnesota. The article also mentioned Bob Dylan, but ultimately Prince took Minnesota’s title because he’s shown his home state a lot more love – most famously filming Purple Rain in Minneapolis, helping to turn First Avenue into an internationally […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL release new song “HARDROCKLOVER”

Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have surprised fans with a surprise new track, released on Soundcloud. “HARDROCKLOVER” pits rock against R&B, suggesting that what ladies really love—or, at least, the eponymous lady really loves—is the kind of guitar noise that Prince has been making lately on albums like PLECTRUM ELECTRUM. You could also interpret the lyrics as a woman-guitar […]

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Prince releases audio from Paisley Park ‘Dance Rally 4 Peace’

Before playing a high-profile “Rally 4 Peace” concert in Baltimore on Sunday, Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL warmed up with a “Dance Rally 4 Peace” at Paisley Park on Saturday, May 2. He’s now released 42 minutes of audio from that concert, streaming on Soundcloud. (Listen below.) On Saturday, Prince also used Soundcloud as the platform for […]

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Prince to release tribute to people of Baltimore

Billboard reports that this week at Paisley Park, Prince recorded a new song that’s a “tribute to all the people of the city of Baltimore.” Release plans have not yet been announced, but Prince has shared the song’s artwork—above. “It’s understood,” according to Billboard, “that the track will address Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore police […]

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Prince and Paul McCartney have a wild weekend in New York City

Here’s a sentence you don’t get to type very often: if anyone had a wilder weekend than Prince, it was Paul McCartney. Both were in New York City over the holiday weekend—along with more than the usual contingent of A-list celebrities—to celebrate Saturday Night Live, Nike sneakers, and of course themselves. Prince got off to an […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL go to “MARZ” in new video

After a busy 2014 that saw the release of two new studio albums, 2015 so far has seen Prince staying busy and in the public eye. He wowed the Golden Globes audience with a surprise appearance to present the award for Best Original Song, and now he’s released a video for “MARZ,” a song from […]

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