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Prince Leaves Behind a World Bathed in ‘Purple Rain’ – 365 Prince Songs in a Year
When Prince died, there was little doubt as to which of his songs would be used as the soundtrack to the world's mourning.
Lamenting a Somewhat Stolen ‘Kiss': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
There's at least one person out there who doesn't get happy every time he randomly stumbles upon a radio station playing Prince's 1986 smash "Kiss."
Just How Noble Was Prince’s ‘Exodus’?: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Understatement alert: It must have been rather challenging to be on the Warner Bros. marketing team assigned to Prince in the mid-'90s.
The Killers Perform Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
The Killers kicked off the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by paying tribute to Tom Petty with a live performance of "American Girl."
Prince Double-Dips on ‘Soulpsychodelicide': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince never released either version of the fabled vault track "Soulpsychodelicide," despite name-checking it in another song.
The Strange, Three-Sided History of ‘Shockadelica': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Three years after he stole Jesse Johnson's thunder with 'Shockadelica,' Prince found himself out-shocked by Ween.
Behind the Lyrics: ‘Fingerbangin’,’ the Dean Ween Group
If you thought a song lyric featuring only two words couldn't have much of a backstory, the Dean Ween Group is here to prove you wrong.
All We Got Was a Fleeting Glimpse of ‘The Dawn': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
After a decade of tantalizing hints and teases, in 1997 Prince finally shared "Welcome 2 the Dawn," the first song from his long-rumored magnum opus 'The Dawn.'
Prince Magazine Ads Through the Years: 1978-2016
We've collected dozens of magazine ads promoting Prince albums, singles and home videos from throughout his career.
Prince Helps Vanilla Ice Say ‘I Love You’ – 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Vanilla Ice says working with Prince on a song he considers his worst ever ultimately turned a negative memory into a positive one.