Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved it, because he was great,” he says. “He was extremely hardworking. I think he slept two hours a day! He gave everyone around him that […]

Officially Sanctioned Prince Documentary in the Works for Netflix from Ava DuVernay

Officially Sanctioned Prince Documentary in the Works for Netflix from Ava DuVernay

An officially-sanctioned Prince documentary with the full cooperation of the late musician/icon’s estate is in the works, according to a report from Variety. The report adds that director/producer Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) is at the helm of the project, which is being developed for Netflix. “Prince was a genius, a joy and a […]

Prince’s Estate to Re-Release 35 Of His Catalog Albums with New Sony Music Deal

Prince’s Estate to Re-Release 35 Of His Catalog Albums with New Sony Music Deal

On Wednesday, it was announced that Sony Music came to an agreement on a deal with Prince‘s estate to exclusively reissue some of the late musician’s classic albums via Legacy Recordings — 35 of them, in fact. More details, via Billboard: Among the titles included in the first phase are The Gold Experience (1995), Emancipation (1996), Rave Un2 The Joy […]

Toni Cornell Released a Cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Recorded with Her Dad for Father’s Day

Toni Cornell Released a Cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Recorded with Her Dad for Father’s Day

Sunday was Father’s Day, and Chris Cornell‘s daughter, Toni Cornell, honored her late father’s memory with a very special recording. She and her father recorded a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” the song written by Prince that later became a big hit for Sinead O’Connor in the 1980s, and for Father’s Day Toni released […]

Prince’s Estate Announces ‘Piano and a Microphone 1983’ Posthumous Release, Stream ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’

Prince’s Estate Announces ‘Piano and a Microphone 1983’ Posthumous Release, Stream ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’

Today, June 7, 2018, Prince Rogers Nelson would have turned 60 years old. But his passing in 2016 cut short his legendary, iconic career of classic music and his truly one-of-a-kind personality. To honor his memory and legacy, Prince’s estate announced on Thursday a new release of previously unheard material, titled Piano and a Microphone […]

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

“Given that there was that era of girl group music and it’s still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that’s what they thought their audience was.” – Lesley […]

Jon Fratelli on the Enduring ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and the Fratellis’ New Album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’

Jon Fratelli on the Enduring ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and the Fratellis’ New Album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’

When The Fratellis appeared on the U.K. music scene in the mid-2000s, they immediately drew attention due to a unique sense of irreverence and exuberance. “Chelsea Dagger,” off the rousing debut disc Costello Music, sold more than a million copies there. Two more top 20 singles and a BRIT Award followed. Meanwhile, “Flathead” was used […]

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