Prince’s Last Year Documentary Chronicles His Secret Gig at the White House

The UK’s Channel 4 has announced its plans air a documentary about the final days of Prince. According to the press release, Prince’s Last Year “will examine the last 365 days of his life, following him from a secret gig at the White House to his first ever solo concerts, called the Piano & a Microphone tour.” Cee-Lo…

The Complicated Joy of Listening to a New Album by Prince in 2017

No single descriptor could sum up Prince, and he was acutely aware of this, turning his perceived ambiguity into copy (“Am I black or white / Am I straight or gay?” his how he mimicked outsiders’ curiosity in 1981's “Controversy”) and rejecting labels openly in a litany of all the things that he wasn’t in 1984's “I…

Prince's 'Electric Intercourse,' the First Vault Release from the Purple Rain Deluxe Edition, Is Here

Like a Hilma af Klint painting beamed from the past to the future, a new old Prince song has arrived (can you tell I watched Personal Shopper this week?). A studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” a song that previously only circulated via bootlegs, has been released ahead of the deluxe edition of Purple Rain, which…

The Tracklist for the Deluxe Reissue of Prince's Purple Rain Is Glorious

Via the Facebook page A Violet Reality, Variety got its hands on what it says is the tracklist of the long-delayed multi-disc reissue of Prince’s classic Purple Rain album (supposedly due out June 9, just two days after what would have been Prince’s 59th birthday). And if it’s real, please pinch me because I feel like…

Prince’s Ex-Wife on the Tragic Death of Their Baby 20 Years Ago: 'I Don’t Think He Ever Got Over It'

Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia has written a memoir about her life with Prince (it’s called My Life With Prince) in which she shares stories about their “passionate love” and being “forever haunted” by the sudden death of their son Amir when he was just six days old.

The Grammys Are Doing a Tribute to Prince and George Michael, Let's Pray They Don't Mess It Up

The Grammys are airing this weekend and, unsurprisingly, they will air a tribute to both Prince and George Michael, two of the biggest names among the slew of musicians who died in 2016. Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow, aka the scold who interrupts the Grammys to deliver the same boring lecture on piracy every…

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