A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
When Prince Wrote Sheena Easton’s Favorite Song
Of her collaborations with Prince, "101" didn't scale the chart heights of "Sugar Walls" or "U Got the Look," but Sheena Easton called it her favorite song she's ever made.
Prince Goes Instrumental with ‘Xpectation’
'Xpectation' was the first installment of a trilogy of jazzy detours Prince took in 2003.
Prince Defines ‘Style’
Prince defined what style is and isn't on a track from 1996's 'Emancipation.'
Prince Mourns a Drug-Related Loss With ‘The Love We Make’
"The Love We Make" is said to be about Jonathan Melvoin, the brother of Revolution guitarist Wendy, who died of a drug overdose on tour with Smashing Pumpkins.
Prince Honors a Musical Hero with ‘Santana Medley’
As a guitarist, Prince was often compared to Jimi Hendrix, but he felt a closer connection to Carlos Santana.
Prince Celebrates His ‘Emancipation’ from Record Label Restrictions
"I’ve always looked forward to the day when I would be free from any demands of any kind from anyone — free to do everything I want to do."
Prince Cuts a Hip-Hop Flop With ‘The Greatest Romance Ever Sold’
By the end of the '90s, Prince had amassed enough hit singles to fill more than one ordinary artist's career. He was still competitive to enough to want more, though — and with "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold," he took a late-period swing for the Top 40 fences...
Prince and Sheena Easton Get Funky Silly on ‘La, La, La, He, He, Hee’
Prince indulged his playful side on the b-side 'La, La, La, He, He, Hee,' which he co-wrote with Sheena Easton about a cat in a tree.
Prince Funks With Domestic Bliss on ‘Let’s Pretend We’re Married’
Prince dreamed of connubial romance on 'Let's Pretend We're Married," but both of his attempts at marriage ended in divorce.
Prince and Chuck D Team Up for ‘Undisputed’
Initially wary of rap, Prince was swayed by - and ultimately collaborated with - Public Enemy's Chuck D.