Posts tagged "Prince"

Prince Promises To “Surprise” Hometown With 6 Last-Minute Jazz Club Shows

Prince announced a set of six shows this week at Minneapolis jazz club the Dakota, and predictably, they sold out right away. The first two gigs are “soundcheck” shows to audition a new drummer, followed by two jam sessions. He’ll close out the residency with a pair of “surprise” shows.

We’re willing to bet…

Carl Williott / January 16, 2013

Prince’s “Same Page Different Book”: Hear The Leaked Track

Prince has been quiet since releasing “Rock and Roll Love Affair” back in November, but now a mysterious Twitter user has posted a link to a new Prince “leak” called “Same Page Different Book.” A few things to consider: Prince has a shady, mysterious relationship with the internet and social media. This account’s inaugural tweet on Sunday (January…

Carl Williott / January 8, 2013

Prince Keeps It Cool In “Rock And Roll Love Affair” Video: Watch

Prince has a new video for his single “Rock And Roll Love Affair” and in classic Prince fashion, he quietly premiered the clip on Thanksgiving Day, the one day when pretty much nobody is near a computer. Which is why we’re bringing it to your attention today (November 26), now that your turkey-addled brains are…

Carl Williott / November 26, 2012

Prince Reveals “Rock And Roll Love Affair” Single Artwork And Release Date

The ever-mysterious Prince has revealed the above cover artwork for his new single “Rock And Roll Love Affair,” and while the song’s original title (“RNR Affair”) is no longer intact, the Purple One’s compact ‘fro still is. The uber-smooth song will be released as a single November 22, bundled with a radio edit and two…

Carl Williott / November 6, 2012

Pop Spectrum: Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ And 11 Other Albums With Colors In The Title

With upwards of a million copies sold in its first week, Taylor Swift’s fourth LP is set to make the album chart see Red, quite literally. Of course, this is hardly the first time a colorfully-titled record has made a splash with the pop-loving public — nor will it be the only crimson-themed album to

Robbie Daw / October 31, 2012

Prince Performs “Rock N Roll Love Affair” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Prince, Minneapolis’ funkiest son, hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a performance of new song “Rock N Roll Love Affair” (or “RNR Affair,” depending on where you see the song title written out online). So far there’s no word as to whether this particular “Affair” will end up on a Prince album, but…

Robbie Daw / October 24, 2012

Lady Gaga & Prince To Contribute To ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack?

Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby is set to get even more glamorous. Although the upcoming adaptation was pushed back from its initial December release to May 10, 2013, it sounds as though they’re using the time wisely, since one of the film’s stars says that some high-profile additions may be made to the film’…

Sam Lansky / October 15, 2012

Whatcha Say: Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body” Video & Rihanna’s “Diamonds” Got Our Readers Talking

Over the past week, Christina Aguilera premiered her “Your Body” video, Lil Wayne turned 30, Rihanna and Ke$ha released their new singles, Kelly Clarkson performed an Adele cover live and No Doubt returned with their new album Push And Shove. Our readers took to their keyboards to spout off about this overflow of musical hoo-hah,…

Robbie Daw / September 28, 2012

Muse Cover Prince’s “Sign ‘O’ The Times”: Hear The Rock Reinterpretation

British space-rockers Muse covered Prince’s 1987 head-bobber “Sign ‘O’ The Times” for BBC Radio, and the result was very Muse-like. With their recent foray into dubstep, we were expecting the Brits to zero in on the funkier aspects of the original, but instead they homed in on the track’s minimalism. The result is a straightforward…

Carl Williott / September 28, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Joins Prince In Chicago: Watch The Powerful Duet

During one of Prince’s “Welcome 2 Chicago” shows at the United Center, the Purple One brought out Chi-town native Jennifer Hudson for a duet on “Nothing Compares 2 U” (you know, that little song Sinead O’Connor made famous with her spare cover). The funky, soulful rendition found both performers in their respective wheelhouses: Prince playing…

Carl Williott / September 26, 2012

Prince Joins Mary J. Blige On Stage At iHeartRadio Music Festival

Day One of the iHeartRadio Music Festival gave us a delightful, unexpected duet between Pink and No Doubt, and another appealing duo took the stage for Day Two — Prince and Mary J. Blige! The Purple One joined Mary midway through her set when she introduced a “real good friend,” then the two launched into…

X. Alexander / September 23, 2012

Prince Announces Janelle Monae As Opener For “Welcome 2 Chicago” Show

After dropping his smooth new song “RNR Affair” (and his new mini-fro) on Tuesday (September 18), Prince announced that he has enlisted Janelle Monae for one of his upcoming Chicago shows — a perfect fit considering they are both R&B chameleons. Monae will open for the Purple One on September 26 for his third show…

Carl Williott / September 19, 2012

Prince Premieres “RNR Affair”: Hear The New Song

Prince unveiled a new song Monday (September 17) on iHeart Radio in Chicago, in advance of his upcoming residency in the city. “RNR Affair” isn’t exactly a rock n’ roll affair, but on the glossy track he does lay in some acoustic guitar and hushed electric work along with the blasts of horns and synths.

Carl Williott / September 18, 2012

Prince Announces “Welcome 2 Chicago” Residency

His name is Prince, and he’s going to make Chicago sexy — for charity! The legendary pop icon will be starting a residency at the Windy City’s United Center on September 24, though, so far, only that one date has been announced. (Tickets go on sale via Live Nation on September 6 at 10 a.m.)…

Robbie Daw / August 31, 2012

Frank Ocean Performs “Pyramids”, Covers Prince’s “When You Were Mine” At The Wiltern In L.A.

Last night, on the same day as the physical release of Channel Orange, artist of the moment Frank Ocean offered up an hour-long show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. On the stage behind him was a full wall of TV screens, and the set was peppered with cuts like “Pyramids”, “Super Rich Kids” (which…

Robbie Daw / July 18, 2012

Maroon 5 Covers Prince’s “Kiss” On ‘Overexposed’ Bonus Track: Listen

Maroon 5 may lament the perils of being Overexposed on their new album, but one of the album’s bonus tracks, they’re inspired by a man who never had any trouble exposing himself — Prince. As the folks over at Popdust note, the cover is a departure from the rest of the LP’s offerings, ironically “grungier”…

X. Alexander / June 26, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Reaches 24 Weeks At #1, Ties With ‘Saturday Night Fever’ And ‘Purple Rain’ Soundtracks

Thanks to her primetime NBC special and the plain fact that she’s Adele, the Brit singer’s album sales for 21 raised 30% in the last week, with 75,000 units sold. That not only puts her back on the top of this week’s album charts, but that earns Adele her 24th non-consecutive week at #1 —…

Becky Bain / June 13, 2012

WZRD Conjure #3 Debut Behind Adele, Whitney Houston On Album Chart

WZRD (aka Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius) land a high debut at #3 with their self-titled album on Billboard’s Top 200 this week, but the 66,000 copies sold out of the gate isn’t enough to unseat either Adele’s 21 (247,000) from the top spot or Whitney Houston’s Whitney – The Greatest Hits (112,000) from…

Robbie Daw / March 7, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Now Aiming To Match ‘Purple Rain’ Reign At #1

Expect Prince to let out a high-pitched scream that would make James Brown proud. Just one week after its one-year anniversary, Adele’s Grammy-winning 21 has sold another 297,000 copies and holds onto the #1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 for a 22nd non-consecutive frame, thus passing the 21-week stretch of MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t

Robbie Daw / February 29, 2012

Justin Timberlake’s “Bon Iver” Plays For Blue Ivy In ‘SNL’ Sketch

Very, very frequent Saturday Night Live host/surprise guest Justin Timberlake popped by this weekend’s Maya Rudolph-hosted episode to send up awkward Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver in a hilarious skit that featured cast portrayals of some of the biggest names in pop as they celebrated the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z’…

Idolator Staff / February 19, 2012
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