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Nile Rodgers axed song about Prince from Chic LP

Nile Rodgers axed song about Prince from Chic LP

Nile Rodgers axed a song he’d written about his late friend Prince from Chic’s new album. The 65-year-old musician recorded a "super jazzy" number in honour of the late music icon, who had advised him to honour his roots as a jazz guitarist and release a record in that vein, but following the ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker’s death in April 2015, Rodgers didn’t... »

Miguel to tour North America this year

Miguel to tour North America this year

Miguel will tour North America in the late summer. The 32-year-old rapper only wrapped up his ‘War & Leisure’ trek, which he arranged to promote his album of the same name, a few months ago, but it seems he can’t stay in one place for too long as he’s announced a new 26-date tour in August. The ‘Ascension’ tour will kick off with a show in Boston on August 2... »

Prince’s estate announce new album

Prince’s estate announce new album

Prince’s estate have announced the release of a new album to celebrate what would have been the late star’s 60th birthday. The ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker tragically passed away in April 2016 at the age of 57, and on Thursday (07.06.18) – when the star would have turned 60 – his estate have announced they will release a new record entitled ‘Piano & A Microp... »

Lionel Richie’s Endless Diana Ross plea

Lionel Richie’s Endless Diana Ross plea

Lionel Richie claimed he’s been asking Diana Ross to perform ‘Endless Love’ with him for "37 years" as he played the Hampton Court Palace Festival in London on Wednesday night (06.06.18). The two music legends recorded the song back in 1981 for Motown as the theme song for Franco Zeffirelli’s film of the same name and it went on to become a global hit. During his ... »

Janelle Monae announces UK Dirty Computer Tour dates

Janelle Monae announces UK Dirty Computer Tour dates

Janelle Monae is bringing her ‘Dirty Computer Tour’ to the UK. The 32-year-old singer-and-actress has announced two dates at Manchester Academy on September 10 and London’s Roundhouse on September 11, all in support of her critically-acclaimed third studio album. The ‘Hidden Figures’ star’s record is heavily influenced by the late ‘Purple Rain’ hitma... »

Damon Albarn turned down Prince collaboration

Damon Albarn turned down Prince collaboration

Damon Albarn turned down the chance to collaborate with Prince – because he didn’t allow him to smoke in the studio. The Blur frontman decided against working with the late music legend – who passed away from an accidental overdose in April 2016, aged 57 – simply because he wasn’t willing to comply with the ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker’s no-smoking rule, t... »

Janelle Monae reveals the books that changed her life

Janelle Monae reveals the books that changed her life

Janelle Monae has shared a list of the 15 most influential books of her life. The 32-year-old singer is a self-confessed sci-fi fanatic, but Janelle’s influences extend beyond one specific genre, with her list also featuring the biography of Malcolm X, the American human rights activist. Other well-known books that appear in Janelle’s list – which she’s shared with Conseque... »

Prince’s The Revolution announce European shows

Prince’s The Revolution announce European shows

Prince’s legendary band The Revolution have announced their first European shows in 33 years. The late ‘Raspberry Beret’ hitmaker’s group – who featured on all his albums from ’1999′ to ‘Sign O’ The Times’ – are set to perform select dates, including a stop at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 13, next year.... »

Prince album to be streamed on TIDAL

Prince album to be streamed on TIDAL

TIDAL are releasing a never-heard-before Prince album next year. Jay-Z’s streaming service has been given the seal of approval of the late ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker’s estate – putting an end to their legal battle – to put out the material for 14 days exclusively, before it’s made available in physical form. The ‘Encore’ rapper, who has promised to... »

Janelle Monae inspired by Prince on new record

Janelle Monae inspired by Prince on new record

Janelle Monae was inspired by Prince on her new record ‘Dirty Computer’. The 32-year-old singer released her third studio album last week, and she has now revealed that she was heavily influenced by the late ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker – who passed away in 2016 at the age of 57 – despite being "scared" of him as a child because of how he "expressed him... »

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