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04/22/2016
Britta Plyler

  • 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 to "Let's Go Crazy." Seattle's own Chris Cornell took to twitter and shared his cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which was written by Prince in 1985. Watch the tributes below. [Pitchfork]

  • Mac DeMarco and his keyboardist Jon Lent shared their cover of James Taylor's "I Was A Fool To Care." The accompanying music video features a man wearing a strange leather dog mask while stroking a photo of James Taylor and watching Taylor's appearance on The Simpsons. [Stereogum]

  • Last night, M83 dropped by the Late Show with Jimmy Kimmel to promote their recently released album Junk. They delivered a visually stunning performance of the album's lead single "Do It, Try It" with frontman Anthony Gonzales dressed as Michael J. Fox's Teen Wolf. Makes perfect sense. [CoS]

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