Pearl Jam, Mumford & Sons, DJ Premier, Corey Taylor Honour Prince with Tributes
Published Apr 22, 2016In the day since Prince passed away at age 57, much has been said about the iconic performer by those were inspired by the Purple One. Hell, even donut businesses are commemorating the guy.
Prince never shied away from covering the work of artists he loved — even covering David Bowie's "Heroes" at some his final shows. Now, in a doubly tragic turn of events, musicians are paying homage to the late great Prince with tribute performances of their own, as well as tribute tracks.
Since last night (April 21), a wide range of artists have already performed an equally wide range of Prince classics. Grunge greats Pearl Jam busted out "Purple Rain" for the crowd at their South Carolina show, while fellow '90s rocker Chris Cornell uploaded a recorded rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U." Mumford & Sons showed their respect with that same track at a show in Prince's home state of Minnesota, while Gotye opted for the particularly poignant recording "Sometimes It Snows in April."
Even Broadway shows honoured the musician, with stage sensation Hamilton celebrating the life of Prince with a rendition of "Let's Go Crazy" and Jennifer Hudson leading the cast of The Color Purple in a rousing "Purple Rain."
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