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Interview with Bassist MonoNeon, One of the Last People to Play with Prince

Interview by Trent Moorman For the past year, Prince had been playing with a 25 year-old bass player from Memphis known as MonoNeon. He is Dywane Thomas, Jr., a preternaturally talented musician, previously enrolled at Berklee College of Music. When he plays, Thomas’s face is often covered by brightly colored ski masks, he has aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Prince cover tributes keep coming; the latest is a surprisingly poignant performance of “It’s Gonna Be Lonely” from Mac DeMarco. DeMarco wrote on Instagram, “We lost a true hero of mine the other day. Although it’s sad, I’m sure he’s ripping a hot solo right now in the next dimension. RIP.” Even with hisRead more…

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Monday Music News

From Rihanna to Springsteen to LCD Soundsystem to Smashing Pumpkins to — well, you get the idea — everyone paid tribute to music legend Prince over the weekend. One of the more poignant performances came from fellow Minneapolis musician Bob Mould, who took the stage with reunited Twin Cities punks Suicide Commandos at the legendaryRead more…

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Friday Music News

The crushing news of Prince‘s untimely death has rocked the music industry. Artists all over the world have been paying tribute to the icon. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple cast ended their show with a powerful cover of “Purple Rain,” and the cast of Hamilton had an impromptu dance party set toRead more…

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A Tribute to Prince from DJ Kevin Cole

I’m stunned and shocked at Prince’s passing. I wish I was in Seattle to do my show today, but I’m out of the country traveling, lucky to be with a small group of friends and loved ones from Minneapolis from back in the day, several of whom worked with me at First Avenue, and workedRead more…

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R.I.P. Prince

LISTEN AGAIN TO THURSDAY’S SHOW Sad news is spreading quickly across the internet. Prince has died. The 57-year old icon, Prince Rogers Nelson, has been reported by TMZ, and now with many others confirming, to have passed away at his Chanhassen, Minnesota, estate. Just days ago, Prince required an emergency landing in his private jetRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Eagles of Death Metal have returned to Paris for the first time since the November 18 terror attacks. Last night, during a U2 concert, Bono welcomed EODM to the stage, saying, “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. We would like to offer them ours tonight.” Together they performed a cover of PattiRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

British rockers Django Django shared the video for their Born Under Saturn song “Pause Repeat.” Bassist Jimmy Nixon and director Dan Brereton were able to create the artsy, stop motion effect with a cellphone. Born Under Saturn is available now. [Stereogum]

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Friday Music News

Ryan Adams announced that he will be covering Taylor Swift’s mega-hit album 1989 in its entirety. Although there’s no official release date, he’s been posting his progress on twitter. Below you can hear brief snippets of “All You Had To Do Was Stay” and “Out of the Woods.” Adam’s haunting vocals and Swifts’ songwriting talentsRead more…

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