On Saturday Night Live this weekend, host Rami Malek joined cast member Kenan Thompson and surprise guest Daniel Craig in a skit premised on the notion that Jordan Peele (Chris Redd) is making a Prince biopic.
New Power Generation performed four sets in two nights at the recently reopened Dakota this past Thursday and Friday. The second Friday night show was my first time back in the Dakota since my very first experience at the venue, my 21st birthday, in February of 2020. Spending my birthday surrounded by music lovers, incredible […]
“This is the first time I’ve been here in daylight,” Questlove said, reclining in the middle of a purple couch on Paisley Park’s soundstage. Fair enough: Since Prince passed in 2016, Paisley parties have started and ended much earlier than they used to. But they’re still worth the hike out to Chanhassen, especially when they […]
No, not Minneapolis. Yes, Prince was born and raised in the Mill City, but in the early ’80s he bought a lakeside house in Chanhassen, the Carver County suburb that would remain Prince’s primary home (aside from stints in Los Angeles and Toronto) for the remainder of his life. “Chanhassen offers more than a chance […]
It’s the quirkiest and most delightful recording in a catalog where quirky delights abound. The story of Prince and the Revolution’s “Kiss,” from 1986, has been told many times — its genesis as a demo for the band Mazarati, protégés of Revolution bassist BrownMark; of he and that band turned into a skeletal groove unlike […]
Ahead of the July 30 release of Prince’s album Welcome 2 America, the legend’s estate has made album track “Hot Summer” available to stream and purchase. The funky jam is new to many fans, but familiar to The Current’s audience as we were able to present the song’s world premiere shortly after Prince recorded it […]
It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Prince’s tragic death, which still feels so fresh and painful for his millions of “fams” around the world. It’s been an eventful five years, though, with a trove of releases from the Vault, the opening of Paisley Park as a museum, countless tribute performances, and more. […]
Few artists are as known for their distinctive eras as Prince. From Purple Rain to The Rainbow Children to PLECTRUMELECTRUM, each Prince album is accompanied by its own creative world. 3121 represents a return to some of the legend’s greatest strengths, situated within the context of the early 21st century. Now, following the 15th anniversary of the release […]