Inter Arma Release Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Inter Arma have released their cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” This track will appear on the band’s new covers album, “Garbers Days Revisited,” which is set to be released on July 10.

The group commented:

“This was never meant to be heard publicly. It was meant to be outrageous- to be played late at night while laughing and drinking beer with our friends. Because that’s what this is: Inter Arma covering the greatest pop song of the 1980s, and arguably of all time, by Prince, who HATED when people covered his music.

The vocals were done in one take by the drummer and not pitch-corrected, because who else can sing like that? Prince. So we opted to stay honest and simple because we never thought that the general public would hear it. Once Relapse heard it there was a little bit of back and forth between the two camps and it was decided, reluctantly, to be included on the record.

We hope everyone enjoys this and gets a little bit of a chuckle because I think we could all use that right about now. Stay safe, stay outrageous, BLM.”

Neal Schon (Journey) Shares Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Neal Schon (Journey) is paying tribute to Prince by releasing a cover of “Purple Rain” on what would have been the late musician’s 61st birthday. The track will appear on Schon’s upcoming solo album “Universe.”

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Joins Mutoid Man Onstage In Tokyo, Japan

During Mutoid Man’s January 14 performance at Fever in Tokyo, Japan, the band were joined onstage by ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. Check out footage of them performing “War Moans” and a cover of Prince‘s “Purple Rain“ below:

[via The PRP]

Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, David Bowie, Prince, & George Michael With A Five Song Medley

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto paid tribute to several artists we recently lost with a five song medley as part of a BBC Radio 1 session at the Live Lounge. That performance included: Prince’s “Purple Rain,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” George Michael’s “Freedom,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Linkin Park’s “Crawling.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Covers Prince’s “Purple Rain” In Minneapolis

During his solo show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN tonight (April 21), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) paid tribute to Prince with a performance of “Purple Rain.” Prince tragically passed away today, at the age of 57.

Taylor also performed “Little Red Corvette,” as he has done at previous solo shows: