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Prince, Matt Latterell, Ego Death, Adam Booker: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Prince: HITNRUN The prolific Prince is continuing his artistic adventures with HITNRUN. His band 3RDEYEGIRL will also be joining him for what is said to be an experimental album. “HARDROCKLOVER” is a testament to that experimentation—and Prince’s ability to stay relevant at all times. The track’s classic groove and hip-hop-influenced production gives Prince a foot in […]

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Pitchfork names “Purple Rain” the best song of the 1980s

Pitchfork has just published its much-hyped list of the 200 best songs of the 1980s, and at the top of the list is the title track to Prince’s soundtrack Purple Rain, recorded live at First Avenue. “Purple Rain, the album and the film, were the magic results of Prince’s limitless imagination and bridged an invisible aural […]

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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ house for sale in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis house where “the Kid” lived in Prince’s iconic 1984 movie Purple Rain is now for sale. At an asking price of $110,000, it’s a relatively affordable piece of Minnesota music history—but some renovations are required, with the cost to be borne by the purchaser. Update 7/31: The listing status has been updated to contingent, indicating that an […]

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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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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 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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