Purple Rain

Many Prince fans would recognize Billy Sparks right away as “Billy” the Minneapolis club owner of ‘The Ave.’ in Purple Rain.  But what many Prince fans don’t know is that Billy and Prince were truly friends all the way until the day Prince passed away. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! We caught up with Billy […]

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the late, great Prince‘s death. Fans are still mourning the singer’s untimely passing but his electric life is continuing to be celebrated. After his death, everyone and their Prince-loving mama paid tribute to the star in their own special way. Some honored his legacy in a way that reflected […]

Get ready for some new Prince music – for real this time! Before the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, a Minnesota judge blocks the release of a potential new LP. Now fans may finally get their wish for some new music. NPG and Warner Bros. Records announced they will reissue Prince’s classic “Purple Rain” album […]

Today is the anniversary of Prince‘s death and many people around the world are still mourning the icon’s untimely passing. In a week that is sure to be filled with purple-themed parties, we at Global Grind recall some of the best tributes following the passing of the GOAT — as well as the not so […]

Ahead of the long-awaited June 9 release of Prince’s “Purple Rain Deluxe” reissue, the tracklist for the bonus discs has leaked. A source calling itself “The Violet Reality” was the first to reveal that the songs had been registered, and proceeded to track down the ISRC codes (a.k.a, the international system for the identification of […]

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Must-see video of Kim Burrell and Zacardi Cortez covering Prince's "Purple Rain" at a Harry Connick Jr. concert in Houston, TX.

ATLANTA, GA – It was the last song in his concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theater, and little did anyone know that it would be the last time that Prince performed “Purple Rain” live. In footage that US Weekly obtained, Prince gave the song an extra-emotional punch, swaying back and forth as he performed while the […]

Can you believe it has been 30 years since the release of Purple Rain? While we all remember Michael Jackson today, I want to take a moment to highlight the milestone of another great American musical icon. Prince has truly solidified himself into music royalty with this album. While the King of Pop was preparing […]

Today is June 7th, a day that in some people’s minds should be declared a national musical holiday. Yes, as Prince fans worldwide know, it’s…