Paul McCartney is the latest artist to have paid tribute to Prince.
During his May 4 show at Target Center, Minneapolis, McCartney covered a portion of “Let’s Go Crazy” while the stage’s video screens displayed Prince’s Love symbol.
Earlier in the show, McCartney said that he was dedicating the performance to the Prince.
“I’ve been a fan of Prince’s a long time,” reports The Current. “And I’ve been to many of his concerts in London… but I was very lucky this New Year’s Eve. He played a little show in a little club, and I happened to be there, so we saw the new year in together. That was beautiful. God bless you, Prince!”
David Gilmour played a portion of “Purple Rain” during “Comfortably Numb” during his Teenage Cancer Trust on April 24 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Gilmour’s friend and occasional collaborator Kate Bush also paid tribute to Prince earlier this week.
Writing on her website, Bush claimed, “We’ve lost someone truly magical”.
Bush collaborated with Prince several times during the 1990s, with Prince appearing on “Why Should I Love You” from Bush’s 1993 album The Red Shoes. Meanwhile, she contributed to Prince’s 1996 album Emancipation.
Bush wrote, “I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince.”
“Although a long-serving vegan and a strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir, neither of these points was mentioned in the one hundred television reports that I witnessed yesterday as they covered the enchanted life and sad death of Prince,” he wrote. “The points were not mentioned because they are identified as expressions against e$tabli$hment interests, therefore we, mere galley slaves, aren’t allowed to know.”
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