No Prince songs for you! But how about settling for a tribute show?
Twitter had received some much needed swagger over the last few days, thanks to a mysterious user named 3rdEyeGirl. Since Sunday, the tweeter had been posting links of various Prince songs, the latest being "Same Page Different Book."
Although there was an initial suspicion of whether the songs were legit or not, the songs had been leaked since Sunday, and as of Thursday, there had been no rush to take them down. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but considering how quick Prince is to shut down any unauthorized media using his name, the fact that the tracks had remained online for this long made it seem as though either the tracks were for real, or Prince had taken a chill pill for the first time in his life. Considering the lackage of flying pigs, however, we're going with the first option.
Unfortunately, someone woke Prince up from his reveries of killing the internet and as of today, the tracks have all been taken down. However, those still yearning for a Prince fix can rest easy until March 7, when a brilliant mix of artists will play a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert will be the ninth tribute show put together by Michael Dorf, City Winery owner, as a fundraiser for arts education programs. This year, the programs included are Young Audiences New York, American Symphony Orchestra's Music Notes, Music Unites, Little Kids Rock, the Center for Arts Education, Church Street School of Music, and the Pinwheel Project.
Past tribute shows have paid homage to Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Who, and R.E.M. This year's Prince tribute show will feature the likes of The Roots, Blind Boys of Alabama, Talib Kweli, Booker T. Jones, Living Colour, The Waterboys, and more. For more info, check out the tribute website.
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