While Prince had more than his share of his own hits, he also gave many other artists their big breaks, from Shiela E to The Time, to Sinead O’Connor. He also wrote The Bangles’ hit track Manic Monday, and now we can hear his performance of the track thanks to this rare, just released recording. It’s available on the album Originals.
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More than three decades ago, Prince & The Revolution recorded Nothing Compares 2 U – a song that would later top of the charts for Sinead O’Connor. Now, the Prince estate has released the original, accompanied by never-before-seen footage of 1984 rehearsal sessions.
In the wake of musician Chris Cornell’s tragic suicide, this 2015 acoustic cover has been making the rounds. You’ll be hard-pressed to hold back tears as Cornell lends his soulful voice to a track written by another great musician we lost far too soon. Rest in peace.
While putting the finishing touches on his album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… last year, Dwight Yoakam learned the news of Prince’s death. He decided then and there to add another track in tribute to the artist, a twangy, bluegrass version of one of his most beloved tracks.
Jimmy Fallon and Questlove share their bizarre encounter with Prince that rivals Charlie Murphy’s basketball tale. In 2013, Prince summoned Jimmy to play ping pong even though a) they weren’t acquaintances and b) Jimmy’s first child was just born. Game. Blouses.