Prince Confirms New Album Plans, Announces ‘Purple Rain’ 30th Anniversary Reissue

Prince has been playing gigs with new material and releasing a steady trickle of new songs over the past year — including a duet with Zooey Deschanel stemming from his cameo on New Girl — but he’d been dodgy about what exactly he and his band, 3rdEyeGirl, are up to. But the mystery is over,…

Carl Williott | April 18, 2014 - 6:48 am

Rita Ora’s ‘Paper’ Cover Story: 4 Songs With Calvin Harris, Working With Prince & Cracking America

Rita Ora covers the April issue of Paper magazine and shed some light on her much anticipated debut/sophomore LP (depending on where you live) in the accompanying interview. For starters, the 23-year-old confirms that beau Calvin Harris produced four songs on the album.

She also reveals that the late Whitney Houston inspired her new single “I

Mike Wass | March 20, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Prince & Zooey Deschanel Recorded A Duet: Hear “FALLINLOVE2NITE”

Prince and Zooey Deschanel have recorded a duet together, because the Purple One’s love for New Girl runs hella deep. A snippet of the house-inflected tune was first heard in the Prince-starring January episode of the FOX show, when he and Zooey’s character performed the song at a house party. But now the full studio…

Carl Williott | March 14, 2014 - 7:14 am

Chipotle Sues Frank Ocean: Morning Mix

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:: Chipotle has sued Frank Ocean for $212,500, plus additional damages for failing to record a song for a marketing campaign. Ocean’s legal team says he took issue with Chipotle’s logo being prominently displayed and felt he was told he’d have final approval of the ad. The ad eventually went…

Christina Lee | March 10, 2014 - 5:00 am

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl’s “PretzelBodyLogic”: Hear The Lusty Rocker

Prince had a very funny turn in New Girl last night (February 2) after the Super Bowl, but during the episode we only really got a snippet of a maybe new song —  it featured Zooey Deschanel on vocals, so it very well could’ve been made specifically for the episode. Being the cagey, pancake-loving enigma that he is,…

Carl Williott | February 3, 2014 - 9:23 am

Prince Teases 3rdEyeGirl’s “PretzelBodyLogic” & ‘New Girl’ Cameos: Watch

Prince loves food, obviously. This fan forum thread, taking suggestions for a Prince-themed dinner party, may be the best testament to that fact. But a few other teasers — of his New Girl cameo and a new 3rdEyeGirl song — are good, recent examples too.

On New Girl, Prince counsels Jess (Zooey Deschanel)…

Christina Lee | January 31, 2014 - 10:42 am

Prince Announces ‘Hit & Run’ Tour In London

Prince continues to surprise, this time with an impromptu tour appropriately titled “Hit & Run.” He and his band 3rdEyeGirl will perform at venues “in and around” London starting next month, while dates will be announced at a press conference…held at Lianne La Havas’ flat. La Havas, a BBC Sound of 2012 pick, met Prince…

Christina Lee | January 24, 2014 - 8:57 am

Here’s Prince With Zooey Deschanel In A Still From ‘New Girl’

Following the Super Bowl on February 2, FOX will air a new episode of New Girl featuring none other than Prince, who is a big fan of the show. And with the episode approaching, more details about the plot are being revealed. As reported back in December, it revolves around the gang scoring an invite to…

Carl Williott | January 15, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Carmen Electra Talks Prince: Her 1993 Debut LP & Paisley Park Adventures

Carmen Electra is best known for her stint on Baywatch and eye-popping workout DVDs but the enduring sex symbol is also a trained singer/dancer. She stormed the Billboard club chart last year with “I Like It Loud” and recently released a fierce dance anthem called “Werq”.

The multi-talented diva dropped by the Idolator studio…

Mike Wass | December 18, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Prince To Cameo On FOX’s ‘New Girl’

This is a very Prince story, following a year of very Prince stories (remember the amazing “Breakfast Can Wait” cover?): The Purple One is a fan of the FOX sitcom New Girl (who isn’t??), and he’s such a big fan that he got in touch with the show’s producers and pitched them an episode idea involving…

Carl Williott | December 12, 2013 - 10:14 am

Prince Will Headline The 2014 Essence Festival: Morning Mix

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:: Prince will headline the 2014 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The event takes place on the July 4 weekend next year and will, no doubt, be an extremely hot ticket. [Hip Hop N More]

:: Talk about the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Mac Miller will release…

Mike Wass | December 4, 2013 - 5:00 am

Prince Gets Dumped In “Da Bourgeoisie”: Hear The New Track

We have no idea what Prince has up his purple sleeve these days — a new album? — but we’re just glad he’s been active over the past few months. The buzz tracks he’s been releasing have skewed in two directions: either blazing rockers like “Screw Driver” or lean funk workouts a la “Breakfast Can Wait.” This…

Carl Williott | November 18, 2013 - 11:32 am

Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait’ Music Video: Watch A Teaser

Prince has been nonchalantly shuffling out new music for the past year or so, but the first track to get an honest-to-God official release is “Breakfast Can Wait.” The single, which boasts hilarious cover artwork featuring Dave Chappelle as The Purple One, hit radio this week, and Prince has released a teaser for the jam’s forthcoming music…

Carl Williott | October 9, 2013 - 7:50 am

Celine Dion Discusses How Prince Refused To Give His Autograph At ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Celine Dion was candid and charming when she talked about her family, Las Vegas residencies and new album Loved Me Back To Life at Jimmy Kimmel Live on September 6. Throughout, host Kimmel delighted in finding out what does and doesn’t faze the pop superstar.

Fist fights at her shows? Yes. (“I don’t…

Christina Lee | September 8, 2013 - 9:56 am

Stream Janelle Monae’s Sprawling ‘The Electric Lady’

We’ve got one more album to add to the flood of new music streams this week, with Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady streaming in full. The Suite IV-V continuation of her Metropolis/ArchAndroid tale is cinematic and sprawling, equal parts James Bond and Shaft. After a 007-esque intro, the album gets right into the long-awaited Prince collab, “Givin…

Carl Williott | September 4, 2013 - 7:40 am

Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA Performance Upsets Parents Everywhere: Morning Mix

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:: After her wild and shocking performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus is now catching heat by the U.S. Parents Television Council. In a press statement, the PTC stated: “MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this…

Bianca Gracie | August 27, 2013 - 5:00 am

Selena Gomez Says Writing Bieber Breakup Ballad “Love Will Remember” Was Liberating: Morning Mix

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:: Selena Gomez revealed in a recent interview with Saturday Night Online that she had trouble recording the Stars Dance tracks “Love Will Remember” and “Forget Forever” because of their emotional subject matter tied to her break up with Justin Bieber.  “Obviously, ‘Love Will Remember’ is a personal song to me and I don’t really need…

Patrick Bowman | August 19, 2013 - 5:00 am

Prince Joins Twitter: Test Tweets, Janelle Monae Promo & A Mystery Selfie

Purple rain fell on the cyber-gods last night (August 13) when Prince joined Twitter. The pop legend is notoriously averse to new technology — I still struggle with the fact that you can’t watch his videos on YouTube — so when he started tweeting through the account of 3rd Eye Girl (his latest project), fans were…

Mike Wass | August 14, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Michelle Obama Is Releasing A Hip-Hop Album (Kind Of): Morning Mix

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:: Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop album! Before you get your hopes up, the first lady won’t be twerking next to Nicki Minaj any time soon. Instead, she is simply presenting Songs For A Healthier America — a compilation LP featuring tracks like “Veggie Luv” and “We Like…

Mike Wass | August 14, 2013 - 5:00 am

Janelle Monae’s ‘The Electric Lady’ Also Features Cee Lo Green, Solange & Big Boi: See The Tracklist

Janelle Monae has released the flashy cover artwork and sprawling tracklist for her forthcoming album The Electric Lady (out September 10). As you can see above, this album comprises Suites IV and V of her ArchAndroid tale, just as she told us it would at Coachella. (And it appears she has at least two more entries…

Carl Williott | August 9, 2013 - 8:55 am
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