Prince

Celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince. This coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

A midnight conversation with Prince, Judith Hill, and the Minnesota music press


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On a snowy Sunday night when most Minnesotans were glad for the excuse to snuggle up and stay off the roads, Prince invited a handful of journalists and a few dozen die-hard fans out to Paisley Park to dance, watch a screening of Oz the Great and Powerful set to funk music, and eventually take in a short…

Today’s Music News: Prince doubles down on Kentucky concerts


Prince is kicking off his “Hit & Run” tour in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, and while no further stops have yet been announced, he and his band 3RDEYEGIRL are showing Louisville a lot of love. They’ve added two Sunday shows to the originally announced pair of Saturday shows, for a total of four shows this weekend. They also gave a…

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL bringing ‘Hit and Run’ tour to America…somewhere


Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL have announced that they’re heading out on tour across America…but the stops won’t be announced until days in advance. All we know so far is that the tour will begin in Louisville, Kentucky (the home town of 3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Ford) next Saturday, March 14. We don’t even know where Prince will be playing…

Today’s Music News: Prince’s high school basketball pic goes viral


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When Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany tweeted a photo of Prince‘s high school basketball team, he couldn’t have guessed it would go viral—after all, the photo was already published in the newspaper, in 1984. National blogs loved the rediscovered photo of an afro-sporting Prince in his Bryant Junior High days, though, and Jany got hundreds…

Liv Warfield and NPG Horns, close Prince associates, to play Jimmy Kimmel


Tomorrow night, Feb. 26, Liv Warfield and the NPG Horns are set to play Jimmy Kimmel Live! Fans of Minnesota music, and of Prince specifically, are familiar with Warfield. The Prince protégé regularly joins Prince on stage, including at a recent Wall Street concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nike’s Jordan sneakers. Warfield got her start…

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


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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…

Today’s Music News: Prince plays his greatest hits at surprise London show


Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL played a surprise two-hour show in London on Monday night. The private show, in support of the charity Autism Rocks, included 34 songs including “When Doves Cry,” “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “FUNKNROLL,” and “U KNOW.” (NME) Now, will he show up at the Grammys on Sunday—and if so, what will he do? No one…

Today’s Music News: Prince reportedly planning Grammys surprise


Us Weekly isn’t the New York Times—but it’s not the National Enquirer either, so an Us Weekly report that Prince has “something in the works” for the Grammys has fans’ tongues wagging. The report only cites an anonymous source, but this mystery person is absolutely certain that “He has something very, very special in the works!” Stay…