I see Bruce Springsteen is on tour performing “The River,” and, since it’s a Springsteen concert, practically everything he’s ever done. It’s always interesting to see what covers he performs in concert, because had he not been Springsteen, he would definitely had the greatest cover band of all time.
And it’s great to see him do covers of my other favorite band, The Clash.
Like when he did this in London:
And then I saw he did another Clash cover in Florida:
So that covers the “London Calling” album. Can he do anything from the “Sandinista” album? (“Police on My Back” would be great.)
Not quite “We Are the World,” but does get the point across.
We’re hearing all these stories about how Prince, the musician, was a great athlete. These stories are kind of old, and we didn’t believe them, but everyone swears they were true.
Like Prince and basketball:
Samuel L. Jackson says it’s true:
And Prince and ping pong:
Susan Sarandon says it’s true:
And I didn’t know Prince hung out with Michael Jackson and tormented him:
I would love to have been a fly on the wall for the Prince/Michael Jackson ping-pong match.
But there was respect. Prince wouldn’t have covered this song if he disrespected Michael.
I saw him in Lexington, Ky., at Rupp Arena in the late ’80s. It was the Purple Rain tour, and Sheila E was the opening act. I now realize that I hadn’t seen him enough times, probably because I though he’d live forever and I’d catch another show sooner or later.
The Prince tributes keep coming. This was three days ago. I was staying in Brooklyn that day and didn’t realize I was walking distance to this concert.
I’ve been on the road for the past few days and this is the first chance I’ve had to post on Prince’s death.
I’ll let his guitar speak for me: