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'New' Music From Prince Is On the Way

Album out Nov. 22 will include unreleased song

(Newser) - The Purple One is gracing us with "new" music six months after his death. Prince 4Ever, a greatest hits collection of 40 songs due out Nov. 22, will include the first official release of 1982's "Moonbeam Levels," though the song has been available for awhile on... More »

Prince Checked With Journey Before Releasing 'Purple Rain'

The song has similarities to 'Faithfully'

(Newser) - Prince's "Purple Rain" bears enough similarities to Journey's "Faithfully" that quite a few cover version mashups can be found on YouTube. But there was never a legal battle over the songs, because Prince reached out to Journey before releasing "Purple Rain," Journey's Neal... More »

Ceiling Collapses in Freak Accident at 'Purple Rain' Nightclub

"We have no idea why or how it happened," GM says of ceiling collapse

(Newser) - Three people were hospitalized last night after a ceiling collapsed amid smoke and water streaming from up high at the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where Prince filmed part of his 1984 rock drama Purple Rain , the Star Tribune reports. In what First Avenue GM Nate Kranz calls a "terrible surprise,... More »

Among 25 Newly Honored US Sounds: 'Purple Rain'

Only-known audio of ex-slaves also joins National Recording Registry

(Newser) - America's archived history just got a little noisier: 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry. The additions are being announced today by the Library of Congress. Among them:
  • A handful of pop/rock songs: Donna Summer's 1977 hit "I
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Best Rock Movies of All Time

Blender comes up with its list of the top 100, starting with Spinal Tap.

(Newser) - Grab a blanket and some popcorn and settle in with Blender's best rock and roll movies of all time:
  1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  2. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  3. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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