The quartet — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera — took the stage for a loose version of the song, starting off in unison before Shelton, Levine, and Cee Lo took turns soloing at the mic. Aguilera, naturally, added plenty of melismatic vocal runs.
Ah, Prince. Whether he’s changing his name to a symbol, scrawling slogans on his face, threatening to sue his fans, or publicly daydreaming about a world in which no one is allowed to cover his songs, he’s always good for a provocative quote or two.
His latest interview, with the UK’s Guardian, didn’t disappoint.
Even if he were simply one of the most critically revered songwriters of the rock era, Brian Wilson’s life story would be ripe for the film treatment. Toss in decades of eccentric behavior and lawsuits, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a biopic.
At least, that seems to be the thinking over at River Road Entertainment, the production company behind Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life,’ where Oren Moverman — the writer and director behind the Oscar-nominated ‘The Messenger’ — has been hired to write the screenplay.
After more than a decade as a fixture on top of the charts, Beyoncé certainly has more than enough of her own hits to fill a concert set list, and she doesn’t need to go covering anyone else’s — but who are we to argue if she decides to put her own inimitable spin on a rock ‘n’ roll classic or two?
Currently on tour to promote her latest solo album, ’4,’ Beyoncé used her June 20 stop in Nice, France, to break out a cover medley that included Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire,’ Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ and — perhaps most surprisingly — Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Though she flubbed a couple of lines, it was still an interesting experiment (and it’s always nice to see pop singers proving they’re actually performing live).
Despite initial reports that Clemons was responding well to treatment – and despite a pair of brain surgeries to repair the damage wrought by the stroke – his condition worsened as the week wore on, and he died on Saturday, June 18.
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