From Pearl Jam To Rihanna To Hamilton, See The Best Live Covers And Tributes To Prince
The outpouring of love following Prince’s death has been profound and incredible. But it’s not only fans that are sentimental about the legendary musician, fellow singers are just as emotional about the passing of the music icon. Many tributes have been made by musicians around the world of them covering Prince’s greatest songs, here are some of the more outstanding ones.
Eddie Vedder calls Prince “the greatest guitar player we’ve ever seen” before Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready briefly covers “Purple Rain” (:50 mark).
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor performs “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette.”
The cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton” sings “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Jennifer Hudson and the cast of the Broadway musical The Color Purple sing “Purple Rain.”
Mumford & Sons sing “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Dixie Chicks perform “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
LCD Soundsystem sings “Controversy”
Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and Pat Monahan from Train perform “Purple Rain”
Dem Atlas performs “Let’s Go Crazy.”
PS22 elementary school chorus in Staten Island, New York sing “When Doves Cry.”
But it’s not just covering Prince’s music that is being done to honor the fallen star, some music acts are dedicating their songs to the one-of-a-kind artist.
Rihanna honored Prince with her song “Diamonds in the Sky.”
Oasis dedicated their song “Live Forever” to Prince’s memory.
Mariah Carey sings “One Sweet Day” and dedicated it to Prince.
Alabama Shakes dedicated their song “Gimme All Your Love” to Prince.
While it is not live, you need to check out Chris Cornell’s extraordinary cover of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” if you haven’t heard it already.
Let’s now remember Prince’s top live performances.