Prince Makes Being A Guitar Hero Look Like It’s As Easy As Riding A Bike


Dear Prince, re your performance of “Dreamer” on last night’s installment of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Can you maybe get in touch with Lil Wayne and show him how to properly make a rock album? xoxo, Idolator. [YouTube via Soulbounce]

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  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • T’Challa

    Actually, Lil Wayne needs to watch this clip, and then very quietly and unceremoniously put his guitar in the attic, never to be revisited again.

    Every time I see Prince touch a guitar, it never fails to make me happy. That’s how music should sound!

  • Thierry

    @T’Challa: I’m always a little mystified by the number of people who told me “I didn’t know Prince could really play guitar!” after his Superbowl show…

    Also, judging from this, I would say that Prince recently bought a copy of the Black Crowes’ Amorica.

  • Chris Molanphy

    Damn, now that’s a guitar hook!

    I sort of feel about this the way I felt the first time (don’t laugh/scoff) I heard Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” in 1993. The guy was a punchline before that, but then he delivered this chewy rock hook that kind of quieted the naysayers and made you go, Well, I guess he does have that going for him. (Then he went back to being lame.)

    It’s a disgrace for me to compare Prince to Kravitz, but it’s been so long since HRB has tried to do a pure-rock hook like that, I half-forgot he could do it.

  • revmatty

    @Thierry: He did favor Jealous Again for a while during soundchecks in the early 90′s. And I’m not at all ashamed to know that level of detail…

  • shawno

    I like how he gave the guitar away to a dude in the crowd, with the effect still going and then immediately left the stage. No closing pleasantries for you, Jay Leno.

  • Anonymous

    Please forgive me but the mere mention of Lenny Crapitz in a thread on Prince is very distasteful.

  • Thierry

    Also, any word on where this album will be available in Target-free areas like, say, Canada?

  • Anonymous

    There’s no Targets in Canada?

  • thumper

    @MhS:

    re: lenny – amen

    re: target – how awful for Thierry…

    prince is a guitar god – anyone who didn’t know before the super bowl offends me

  • Thierry

    @MhS: No – and they won’t ship here either.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that was the hottest of the 3 performances this week.

  • Anonymous

    That was almost up there with the guitar solo he played during “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” at his induction to the RNR Hall of Fame..

  • Anonymous

    @Thierry: well that sucks

  • KikoJones

    @Thierry: I’m not a fan of the Crowes but I love Amorica.

    @MhS: Except that this song’s chorus–right before the hook–sounds a bit like “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”

  • mackro

    Well, let’s give some credit to that guy named Jimi Hendrix too, you know.

    The Prince on Leno thing rooled, nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    @mackro:

    Yep.

  • ZipZapZopZoup

    @Thierry: April 27 at HMV. List price is $39.99, but the guy I talked to said it would likely be half that when it hits shelves.

  • KikoJones

    @mackro: Amen.