Posted in music | tour dates on February 5, 2013

Prince

As mentioned, City Winery founder Michael Dorf is presenting a tribute to Prince at Carnegie Hall on March 7, his next in a long line of tribute shows he's done at the historic Manhattan venue. Since we last spoke, the lineup of great musicians that will be performing at the show has been expanded. It features Elvis Costello, The Waterboys, Talib Kweli, Booker T, DeVotchka, Bettye Lavette, Sandra Bernhard, Bilal, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bhi Bhiman, Amos Lee, Citizen Cope & Alice Smith, Maya Rudolph's Prince tribute group with Gretchen Lieberum, Princess, house band The Roots, and perhaps most excitingly, R&B singer D'Angelo (who we're still waiting on that new album from). Tickets are still available and proceeds will benefit underprivileged youth.

Meanwhile, Prince recently posted a lyric video for a new song, "Screwdriver," to his website and revealed another new track, "Chapter & Verse," which you can stream below. You can buy "Screwdriver" and a remix of that song, AND another new song that came out today called "Breakfast Can Wait" at a mysterious website called 3rd Eye Girl. According to Questlove, "#BreakfastCanWait is WOW." Check it out.

In other related news, Elvis Costello and The Roots, who are both on the lineup for the Prince tribute, are releasing a collaborative album this year according to an interview that Questlove did with Billboard. Questlove says of the album, "We had 13 or 14 songs, but then we said, 'Ooh! Wait a minute! Let's replace four of these songs with four better songs! And now we have the tightest 12-14 song collection out of about 20 songs that we made." No release date, title, or any other info has been revealed yet, but Questlove assures us, "I can just say that it is brilliant."

Elvis Costello also plays a cancer benefit with The Who at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on February 28.

Stream the new Prince songs below...

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Prince - "Chapter & Verse"

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Comments (20)

No one is better than Prince. All you damn hipsters need schoolin'. You scarf-wearin', Casio-playin' motherfuckers have no idea what a musical performance is until you've seen Prince.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 11:30 AM

that prince tune is good. i hope he releases another album and tours. i'd pay top dollar for that, but not for this. though the addition of d'angelo is compelling.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 11:31 AM

I'd pay top dollar to see Prince at Bowery. MSG a couple years ago was fun, but... ya know.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 11:37 AM

I Love the 90s!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 11:43 AM

Prince hasn't had a good album since 3121 but the guy can still wow a crowd live any night of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:05 PM

W T F I S T H I S ????????

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:06 PM

Prince was wearing scarves and playing Casios long before it was cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:35 PM

gimme Prince at T5!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:38 PM

I saw prince at the Nokia theater for $1 when he played with Tamar...

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:50 PM

@1250 cool story. i saw your mom before she was your mom.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 12:55 PM

Back in the early 90's I was eating hummus before it was cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 1:19 PM

12:55. You must be in your mid 60's then..Grandpa shut off the computer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 1:44 PM

Wow lame 12:55

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 2:06 PM

Who better to re-enact Prince's ill-advised, late-90's forays into rap than the rhythm-devoid Talib Kweli?

/Still fucking love Prince, but is relatively certain this will blow

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 2:18 PM

Check out Prince channeling Sanjaya in that pic!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 3:17 PM

Prince = Rock for the D-bag set.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 8:09 PM

Wendy & Susanna Melvoin and Eric Leeds to play with the Roots as the house band.
http://pitchfork.com/news/49424-dangelo-the-roots-elvis-costello-more-to-pay-tribute-to-prince-at-carnegie-hall-concert/

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 3:33 AM

8:09, what does "rock for the D-bag set" mean?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 3:35 AM

Yeah... right around 4:15m

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 2:58 PM

His haircut is just the best.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 7:44 PM

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