Tag Archives: Prince

12 Musicians Who Died This Year Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

It’s entirely possible that there’s a musical solution to all this, and that the wisdom of those who have recently left us should not be squandered. Continue reading

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The Most Revealing Prince Video

The most revealing Prince video. Watch it while you can. Continue reading

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Prince, Todd, RuPaul, & Me

Prince and I did not get off, so to speak, on the good foot. While he would ultimately influence me – both personally and musically – as much as Bowie or the Beatles (my Trinity), his presence initially challenged the most important friendship of my life. Then, it cemented that friendship, and led to funk n’ roll adventures alongside a superstar-in-exile named RuPaul. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Duff McKagan

Bass player of the biggest, most controversial and contentious band in the world becomes… finance expert? Only one name you can attach to that story: Bestselling author, dad, and respected journalist Duff McKagan, a one-of-a-kind rock n’ roll Phoenix. He kicks back with our own J.M. Blaine to talk pinball, martial arts, being a middle aged gym rat, his old band Guns N’ Roses, and his new advice book: How to Be a Man (And Other Illusions). Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Darling Nikki” by Prince

Greg Olear has the dirt on Nikki. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Legendary Rock & Roll Journalist Lisa Robinson

Rock scribe Lisa Robinson walked among the giants – Springsteen, Jagger, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Gaga – and not only lived to tell the tale, she wrote about it all, using unprecedented access to bring readers cheek-to-cheek with pop icons. In this interview, our very own J.M. Blaine turns the tables on Robinson, giving us a peek into her long-anticipated memoir There Goes Gravity. They dish on everything from Jagger’s tacky shoes to Stevie Nicks’ cocaine blues. And much more. Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Coffee: An Interview With “Weird” Al Yankovic

JM Blaine sits down with “Weird” Al Yankovic and talks parodies, Prince and architecture. Wait, what? Continue reading

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