Listen to Leaked Prince Track ‘Same Page, Different Book’

Leaked through an unknown Twitter account, a previously unreleased Prince song called ‘Same Page, Different Book’ has hit the web. The funky mid-tempo track finds Prince vaguely addressing war, government and spirituality.

He sings, “There go the missiles / Headed for the hood / Trade another car bomb / Did nobody no good / Same page, but a different book / So much more in common if you’d only look.” Midway through the tune, Prince says, “We’re about to let this thing just… groove,” while a guitar lick takes over, followed by a spoken verse from a female voice.

It’s unclear whether the song might be intended for an upcoming Prince album, as the song’s release appears to have been unauthorized.

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Prince Shows Off Skills in ‘Rock and Roll Love Affair’ Performance Video

For those who may have forgotten that Prince is a musical genius who has mastered at least a dozen instruments, he gently reminds us in the ‘Rock and Roll Love Affair’ video with an opening scene in which he plays guitar and keyboards at the same time, with one hand on each. That is some serious talent!

The 54-year-old looks and sounds good in the clip. It’s a basic performance video, but it was shot on a small soundstage, giving it a laid-back feel. Prince is backed up by a mostly-female band, as well as the brass section that accompanied him during his recent concert dates and appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show.

Foster the People Singer Kicked Out of Prince Concert

Foster the People singer Mark Foster may be a big name to some people, but the bodyguards who kicked him out of Prince‘s L.A. gig the other night were not impressed. After Foster was spotted checking his cell phone during the concert — a breach of protocol for this particular gig — he was escorted outside and had to beg to get back in, and TMZ cameras were there to capture the entire awkward exchange.

The intimate show took place at the Sayers Club in Hollywood after Prince’s performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ where he debuted the new song ‘Rock N Roll Love Affair.’ The singer set strict rules for entrance, one of which was that cameras and cell phones were banned.

Foster violated the rule and was taken outside. “Go home, bro. Go home,” the security guard was seen telling Foster in the video. Foster argued that he needed to go back in to close his tab, but the guards weren’t convinced. As he stood outside pleading his case, Foster was spotted and approached by a fan, which must have been an embarrassing moment.

As onlookers began photographing him, Foster made one final attempt, scrolling through the pics on his phone to show the guard he hadn’t taken any photos. After he offered to check the phone and pick it up after the show, he was allowed back inside.

Following the gig, TMZ approached Foster to ask about the incident, which he blamed on a friend texting him during the concert. “That’s cool,” Foster said of the phone ban. “Prince doesn’t play in front of 100 people every night.”

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Prince Performs New Song ‘Rock n Roll Love Affair’ on ‘Kimmel’

Tuesday night on ‘Jimmy Kimmel live,’ Prince debuted a new rollicking new tune called ‘Rock n Roll Love Affair,’ a narrative track about a couple of lovers into music and each other.

The song was heavy on horns, with the brass section grabbing the spotlight from the rest of Prince’s extensive live band. Prince sang, “She believes in fairy tales and princes / He believed in jazz and rhythm and blues and this thing called soul / He believed in rock n roll / She wanted to see her name appear on the big screen / He just wanted to hear her scream his name.

‘Rock n Roll Love Affair’ has been released to radio, but there’s no word yet whether the song will lead to an entire album of new material. The notoriously reclusive artist has been much more public in recent weeks — he also appeared on ‘The View’ last month. We are strongly in favor of this publicity blitz if it means more opportunities to hear new music from the legendary performer.

After the Kimmel gig, Prince performed a secret show in Hollywood. According to Page Six, the intimate show before a crowd of 200 took place at the Sayers Club, with Christina Aguilera,, Adam Levine, Nicki Minaj and others in attendance.

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Favorite Super Bowl Halftime Performer of the 21st Century (So Far) – Readers Poll

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Over the past 12 years, there have been some really great pop performances during the Super Bowl’s annual halftime extravaganza. With Beyonce confirmed as the upcoming Super Bowl halftime diva for Feb. 2013, we want to take a look back at the other pop stars who have come before her and for you readers to weigh in on your favorite Super Bowl performer of the 21st century (so far, at least).

In 2000, Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias took the stage during Super Bowl XXXIV halftime to perform a medley of celebratory songs in honor of the new millenium… That seems so long ago! Remember all of the Y2K hubbub? But we digress! Along with live music from co-performers Phil Collins and Toni Braxton, as well as accompaniment from a massive choir, Xtina and Enrique sang a pitch-perfect duet to a track called ‘Hands on the Future.’

One year after Xtina performed during the Super Bowl, her pop princess counterpart Britney Spears performed along with ‘N Sync, Mary J. Blige and Nelly — oh yeah, and these dudes called Aerosmith. ‘N Sync were actually co-headlining with the rockers — the boy band performed their hits ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ and ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ — and Brit’s arrival during the entire group’s performance of ‘Walk This Way‘ was the climactic event of the show.

Two years later, in 2003, No Doubt were the show’s big act along with former Police frontman Sting and country vixen Shania Twain. After a country-pop intro from Twain, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont hopped onstage to bring a dose of ’90s nostalgia with the pop-punk anthem ‘Just a Girl.’ Stefani also teamed up with Sting for the closing song, the Police’s 1979 classic ‘Message in a Bottle.’

Next up is perhaps the most infamous Super Bowl halftime show of all-time, 2004′s live show featuring Janet Jackson, Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock and of course, the boobie-exposing Justin Timberlake. After Ms. Jackson sang falsetto on ‘All for You’ and took us back to her early days with ‘Rhythm Nation’ — Nelly also performed ‘Hot in Herre’ and while Diddy entertained with ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ — JJ and JT shocked the world during ‘Rock Your Body‘ with their obviously intentional “wardrobe malfunction.”

In 2007, Prince dominated the halftime show solo during Super Bowl XLI. The High Priest of Pop rocked the crowd, shredding to a medley of uptempo hits like ‘Let’s Go Crazy‘ and ‘Baby I’m a Star’ before closing it out with an epic rendition of the always epic ballad ‘Purple Rain.’ His Royal Badness also took on Tina Turner, Foo Fighters and Jimi Hendrix with covers of ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Best of You’ and ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ respectively.

Black Eyed Peas were the next piece of pop power to grace the Super Bowl stage, as the quartet entertained the crowd along with Usher during 2011′s XLV Halftime spectacular. Opening with ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ the group then segued into ‘Boom Boom Pow’ before Fergie Ferg sang ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ with Slash on guitar. ‘Pump It,’ ‘Let’s Get It Started,’ ‘Where Is the Love?,’ and ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’ were also performed live before Usher surprised everyone, dancing along to his club banger ‘OMG.’

Most recently, in 2012, the Material Girl herself, Madonna, performed live at the Super Bowl for the first time in her career. Her intro was completely insane, belting out ‘Vogue‘ on a completely illuminated stage before giving way to ‘Music’ and her LMFAO party time (the duo came out to perform ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and ‘Sexy and I Know It’ with Madge stop their shoulders). ‘Give Me All Your Luvin” saw Nicki Minaj and bird-flipping cheerleader M.I.A. joining Madonna, and the entire show closed with a bang as Cee Lo Green came out for ‘Open Your Heart,’ ‘Express Yourself’ and ‘Like a Prayer.’

Click through the links we’ve provided to refresh your memory with live footage of these Super Bowl performances and vote for your favorite below!

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Lady Gaga + Prince Contributing to ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack


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Lady Gaga and Prince are rumored to be contributors on the soundtrack to the latest film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic ‘The Great Gatbsy,’ which stars Leonard DiCaprio as the titular character.

Consequence of Sound is reporting that both the Mother Monster and the Purple One are writing material specifically for the film. Actress Adelaide Clemens, who plays Catherine in the movie, spilled the beans, saying that “some pretty huge artists have approached [director] Baz [Luhrmann] and are writing songs for the film.” Clemens even went as far as to say that “I don’t think Warner Bros. are going to turn down Prince and Lady Gaga knocking down your door.”

So based on her comments, it would seem that Gaga and Prince want to write music for the film, and have either asked or agreed to participate.

Wouldn’t it be to-freaking-die-for if Gaga and Prince collaborated together on a single track for the film? Two titans of pop music from different eras but with a penchant for platform heels and outrageous fashion sense would collide if that happened. We’d go nuts!

The film is due hit multiplexes in May of 2013.

With Gaga working on ‘ARTPOP,’ which is set to drop in 2013, an appearance on a major film soundtrack would certainly increase her exposure even more. It’d be the right move for her, that’s for sure. She could benefit from the film’s publicity machine. Sounds like a win-win.

And anything Prince does is magical.

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Watch Jennifer Hudson + Prince Duet on ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

After the opening show of Prince‘s Chicago residency on Tuesday night was widely panned by critics and fans, he made amends on night two with a performance of his classic song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ featuring Chicago-born superstar Jennifer Hudson.

The collaboration didn’t resemble the version of the song that Sinead O’Connor took to No. 1 for four weeks in ’90. Instead, the Purple One and JHud jazzed up the tune — which was originally recorded for Prince’s side project the Family — with piano, guitars, and a church organ solo. Not to mention some of the most soulful vocals you’ll ever hear in concert. “Take ‘em to church!,” Prince shouted.

Hudson gave her fans the scoop on Twitter after the show:

The performance marked the second time in less than a week Prince performed ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ with a soul diva. Over the weekend, he teamed up with Mary J. Blige on the track at the iHeart Radio Festival.

Prince began his three-night Chicago stand on Tuesday, though fans reported on Twitter and on message boards that he kept them waiting for 40 minutes for an encore that didn’t come until the house lights went on and most of the arena had emptied out. He wrapped up his run in the Windy City tonight on Sept. 26, with Janelle Monae opening the show.

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Prince Surprises Audiences with Mary J. Blige Duet at iHeart Radio Music Festival

The iHeart Radio Music Festival offered plenty of surprises, but nothing compared to the surprise audiences received on Saturday night (Sept. 22). Midway through Mary J. Blige‘s set, Prince was brought out onstage for a two-song medley.

The 12,000 concertgoers at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand went ballistic as the Purple One graced the stage with his newly-coiffed Afro. Prince was wearing a black printed shirt, yellow pants and boots with a guitar that matched his entire outfit (talk about being fashion coordinated). But the one thing that really stood out? The futuristic-looking gold sunglasses that covered his eyes and forehead.

According to Yahoo! Music, Prince initially stayed quiet and plucked his guitar during MJB’s performance of Chaka Khan’s ‘Sweet Thing.’ Then Prince obliged (excuse the pun) the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul with one more song. “Sing with me tonight,” she pleaded. “I know you have to be very particular about who you be messing with.”

The duo agreed to perform ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ a Prince-penned song that became a chart-topping hit song for Sinead O’Connor in 1990. Their soulful performance mesmerized the audience and if you watch the video above, it will certainly give you goosebumps. Prince then asked the crowd, “Y’all mind if I play this thing,” before taking center stage and rocking out a guitar solo like a scene from his classic 1984 flick ‘Purple Rain.’

Afterward, Mary J. Blige bowed and thanked Prince for his appearance. But the party didn’t stop there — the veteran singer got the crowd even more hyped with an energetic performance of ‘Just Fine.’

All and all, Mary J. Blige and Prince’s performance was, undoubtedly, one of the top highlights at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. As fans in attendance can attest, the festival was spectacular. “I had the absolute BEST time tonight!! #iHeartRadio festival was amazing!” wrote one concertgoer, while another tweeted, “My ears are ringing from #iHeartRadio best concert ever!”

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Prince on ‘Rebuild The Dream,’ State of the U.S.: ‘It’s Desperate Times’ (VIDEO)

Prince made a rare talk show appearance on The View Monday in support of his three-night “Welcome to Chicago” tour. The concerts, which will support the economic organization Rebuild the Dream, begin on Sept. 24.

The artist remained mostly quiet as he appeared with his friend and organization founder Van Jones, as well as fellow organization supporter/actress Rosario Dawson. But  he did open up to say that he wants his fans to pay attention to the country’s current climate.

“It’s not political,” Prince said. “We’re at a place now in this country where we’re going to have to work together and stop looking at each other’s affiliation and start taking care of each other. It’s desperate times.”

What’s the story behind Rebuild the Dream?  

The economic advocacy organization works with members of the middle class by providing them with information regarding student loans and mortgages. Jones, a former advisor to President Obama,  is hoping Prince’s concerts will give voice to those being hurt by the current economic climate — and those who can offer solutions.

“We teamed up with Prince in Chicago…The whole point of the show is to shine a light on the positive things that are happening,” said Jones.

Speaking of Prince’s involvement in the economic organization, she said, “Every city he goes into, he touches people — the thing is at this point, the crisis is so big he wants to bring everyone together, around the same table so we can help each other. There isn’t a city he’s gone into that he hasn’t helped people.”

In addition to the concerts providing an access point for information from the organization, money from Prince’s residency at the United Center in Chicago will benefit the organization.

For more information on Rebuild the Dream, visit

Will you be buying tickets for Prince’s show? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bieber needs to go through “relationship drama” in order to be successful

The Baby singer — who is currently dating singer and actress Selena Gomez — has been working with on his new album, and the Black Eyed Peas producer thinks heartache will lead him to long term success. “Justin as an artist has to fight. Michael Jackson fought, Prince fought, the ones that stood around for a long time are the ones that are always fighting for something,” he said.

“He’s gonna hurt. He’s going to go through relationship drama and that will make him successful.

“We know the ones that get comfortable and then their career is short, ‘Oh I remember that one song he had, that was cool.’” is also keen to act as a mentor to Justin, 17, rather than just producing his tracks, and guide him to being able to write and produce all his own material.

“I want to get Justin Bieber into writing his own music and producing his own songs,” he added.

Justin’s new tracks are shaping up well, with him saying earlier this week, ‘the album is great,” when asked how his work was going.

However, he also had to cancel some studio time yesterday, as he was ill.

“No studio today. Sick and staying home and watching movies. Chill night. Gotta rest up,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Selena & Miranda: Young Artist Award Nominations!

sweethearts Selena Gomez, Austin Butler and Miranda Cosgrove are just some of the Young Hollywood actors who have nabbed up Young Artist Award nominations. The trio join costars and friends Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Bella Thorne and Jake T. Austin, amongst many others in several categories. The awards will be handed out at the Young Artist Foundation’s Gala on Sunday, April 11 at the Beverly Garland in Studio City, Calif.

2010 Young Artist Awards

Jake T. Austin, Hotel For Dogs
Jimmy Bennett, Alabama Moon
Max Records, Where The Wild Things Are
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Devon Bostick, Adoration

Emma Roberts, Hotel For Dogs
Abigail Breslin, My Sister’s Keeper
Jolie Vanier, Shorts
Yara Shahidi, Imagine That
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones

Brennan Bailey, My Sister’s Keeper
Alex Ferris, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Brandon Soo Hoo, G.I. Joe
William Cuddy, Amelia
Chandler Canterbury, Knowing
Jake Cherry, Night at the Museum 2
Jae Head, The Blindside
Ty Wood, The Haunting in Connecticut
Chase Ellison, Fireflies in the Garden
Jason Spevack, Sunshine Cleaning

Sofia Vassilieva, My Sister’s Keeper
Chloe Moretz, (500) Days of Summer
Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
Jessica Carlson, Vampire’s Assistant
Raini Rodriguez, Paul Blart – Mall Cop
Kiernan Shipka, Carriers

Shorts – Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Devon Gearhart, Leo Howard, Jolie Vanier, Trevor Gagnon
Aliens in the Attic – Megan Parker, Henri Young, Regan Young, Austin Robert Butler, Carter Jenkins

Denis Sukhomlinov (Russia), Shenok
Nick Romeo Reimann (Germany), Die Vorstadkrokodile
Tom Russell (Australia), Last Ride
Fouad Habash & Ibrahim Frege (Israel), Ajami
Leonard Proxauf & Leonie Benesch (Germany), Das weiße Band


Ricardo Hoyos, The Armoire
Christopher Casa, The Catharsis of Foster Pensky
Tristan Price, Liberty Lane
Joey Luthman, Save the Skeet
Jack Weatherbe, Trolls
Michael William Arnold, Weird Al’s Big Brain
Dawson Dunbar, Trolls
Joseph Castanon, Santa’s Little Helper
Nathan Coenen, Tinglewood
Ryan Grantham, The Anachronism
Brandon Tyler Russell, The Exemption of Hunter Riley
Andy Scott Harris, Amory Blaine, Son of Beatrice

Caitlin EJ Meyer, I love you Bernice Summersby
Megan Mckinnon, The Tricks
Victoria Moroles, Innocent Eyes
Madison Leisle, City of Lights
Jolie Vanier, Strange Little Girl
Kiernan Shipka, Squeaky Clean
Sierra Pitkin, Trolls
Savannah McReynolds, The Christmas Valentine

Joey Pollari, Skyrunners
Cainan Wiebe, Beyond Sherwood Forest
Brendan Meyer, Christmas in Canaan
Jaishon Fisher, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Jason Dolley, hatching Pete

Selena Gomez, Princess Protection Program
Tori Barban, The Christmas Hope
Patricia Raven, Dear Harvard
Demi Lovato, Princess Protection Program

Gig Morton, Angel and the Badman
Alex Ferris, Living out Loud
Dante Brown, America
Patrick Casa, Amazing Stories-The Michael Jackson Story
Matthew Knight, The Good Witches Garden

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor
Calum Worthy, Stormworld
Jamie Johnston, Degrassi
Andrew Jenkins, Stormworld
Jake T. Austin, Wizards of Waverly Place
Austin Robert Butler, Ruby & the Rockits
Nat Wolff, The Naked Brothers Band

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress
Valentina Barron, Stormworld
Cassandra Sawtell, Harper’s Island
Ryan Newman, Zeke & Luther
Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor
Nathan Kress, iCarly
Ryan Malgarini, Gary Unmarried
Kurt Doss, Ruby & the Rockits
Skyler Gisondo, The Bill Engvall Show
Vinicius Ricci, 9MM Sao Paolo
Trevor Gagnon, The New Adventures of Old Christine

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Kathryn Newton, Gary Unmarried
Joey King, Anatomy of Hope
Allisyn Ashley Arm, Sonny with a Chance
Meghan Jette Martin, 10 Things I Hate About You
Aislinn Paul, Degrassi

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES – Guest Starring Young Actor 14 and Over
Calum Worthy, Flashpoint
Nate Hartley, Hannah Montana
Hunter Gomez, Ghost Whisperer
Colby Paul, The Mentalist
Jack Knight, Heartland
Jahmil French, Flashpoint
Brendan Meyer, The Assistants
Nick Nervies, Monk

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES – Guest Starring Young Actor 13 and Under
Austin MacDonald, Rick Mercer Report
Cainan Wiebe, Supernatural
David Gore, Lie to me
Billy Unger, Mental
Sterling Beaumon, The Cleaner
Joey Luthman, iCarly
Aaron Refvem, Sons of Anarchy
Andy Scott Harris, House
Scotty Noyd Jr., CSI Miami
Benjamin Stockham, Criminal Minds
Ryan Casa, The Colony

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES – Guest Starring Young Actress
Erin Sanders, Madman
Danielle Chuchran, ER
Stefanie Scott, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Jordan Van Vranken, Criminal Minds
Savannah Lathem, Lost
Emily Evan Rae, Private Practice
Dalila Bela, Supernatural
Mary Charles Jones, Grey’s Anatomy
Bella Thorne, Mental

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES – Recurring Young Actor 14 and Over
Devon Bostick, Being Erica
Nate Hartley, Zeke & Luther
AJ Saudin, Degrassi
J Brock Ciarelli, The Middle
Mick Hazen, As The World Turns
Daniel J. Gordon, Da Kink in My Hair
Eli Goree, Soul

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES – Recurring Young Actor 13 and Under
Austin Williams, One Life to Live
Colin Ford, Supernatural
Aaron Refvem, General Hospital
Alex Cardillo, Durham County
Connor Stanhope, Smallville
Preston Bailey, Dexter
Riley Thomas Stewart, 90210
Sterling Beaumon, Lost

Haley Pullos, General Hospital
Christina Robinson, Dexter
Madison Leisle, Ghost Whisperer
Eden Sher, The Middle
Makenzie Vega, The Good Wife

Modern Family

Jordan Nagai, Up!
Freddie Highmore, Astro Boy
Cainan Wiebe, Dinosaur Train
Shemar Charles, Wibbly Pig
Dakota Fanning, Coraline
Joey King, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Matthew Knight, Gooby
Danielle Chuchran, The Wild Stallion
Kelsey Edwards, Minor Details
Caitlin EJ Meyer, Minor Details
Connor Christopher Levin, Trick ‘R Treat
Andrew Cottrill, Minor Details
Gig Morton, Santa Buddies

Jolie Vanier, Oliver
Alex Scolari, Big – The Musical
Major Curda, The Little Mermaid
Sterling Beaumon, Big – The Musical
Lauren Delfs, Blackbird
Kayley Stallings, How The Grinch Stole Christmas