Apr 222016

Since Prince’s sudden passing yesterday, tributes have poured in from artists around the world. Some of those artists had concerts scheduled last night and took the opportunity to play Prince covers – in some cases covers they’d performed before, in other cases covers the put together last-minute to pay tribute to the legend. Either way, this first night of covers is raw and wonderful, a first-run at what will no doubt be thousands of new covers to come (Coachella is this weekend…)

We’ve rounded up a bunch that have either video or audio below. They’re mostly live from concerts last night, but in a couple cases they’re from artists who couldn’t wait for their next show and posted new covers themselves. We’ll keep adding more as they surface. We know The Damned covered “Manic Monday” and Christine and the Queens covered “I Feel For You” – anyone got full video for those?

Mumford and Sons – Nothing Compares 2 U

Pearl Jam – Purple Rain

Gotye – Sometimes It Snows in April

Umphrey’s McGee – When Doves Cry

Aurora – Purple Rain

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) – Purple Rain

Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding) – Cream

The Avett Brothers – Pretty Girl From Annapolis / When Doves Cry

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Erotic City

Jimmy Buffett – Purple Rain

Fort Frances – When Doves Cry

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Raspberry Beret

Gavin James – Purple Rain

Christopher the Conquered – Nothing Compares 2 U

Cœur de Pirate – Purple Rain

Tori Kelly – When Doves Cry

Slightly Stoopid w/ Bob Weir – Purple Rain

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors – Nothing Compares 2 U

More to come…

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  One Response to “Watch Mumford and Sons, Pearl Jam, Gotye, Aurora, Umphrey’s McGee, More Cover Prince Last Night”

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  1. Well Pearl Jam’s was absolutely the worst. surprisingly, Jimmy Buffett did a good job. Go landshark go.

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