Listen to Bruce Springsteen and Others Perform Stunning Tributes to Prince
Springsteen, Chris Stapleton and LCD Soundsystem all delivered odes to the late pop icon.
Since Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis home on April 21st, countless clips have been shared of artists paying respect to the late musical superstar by covering his biggest hits.
Here are three of the best purple-bathed covers that happened over the weekend.
Bruce Springsteen, “Purple Rain”
The Boss opened his set with Prince’s beloved power ballad at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, and put just enough trademark Springsteen grit on the classic tune to make it his own.
Chris Stapleton, “Nothing Compares 2 U”
The big-voiced country star suggested to Rolling Stone that he may been a little nervous about covering Prince, but the Grammy winner’s gorgeous rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U” at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California would have made His Purpleness proud.
LCD Soundsystem, “Controversy”
During LCD’s headlining reunion gig at Coachella Festival, the NYC electro rockers flipped on the purple lights and covered Prince’s funky 1981 single “Controversy” (they also saluted David Bowie with “Heroes.”)
As everyone waits to learn of Prince’s official cause of death, the world will continue to remember the cultural sensation that Prince was in the most fitting way possible—through his music.