Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
The 20 Biggest Prince Stories of 2020
From tributes to TikToks, radio programs to reissues, we've rounded up the biggest Prince-related headlines of the year.
Run the Jewels’ El-P: Prince Proved Musical Rules Are ‘Silly’
"'Purple Rain' contains the DNA of everything I needed to understand about music," rapper-producer reflects in new tribute piece.
When Prince Told a ‘Mystical’ Lie to Conan O’Brien’s Face
Comedian recalls the performer's surprise guest spot prior to 2005 charity performance.
The Guitar Solo That Made Billy Gibbons a Prince Fan for Life
"He could play everything with a delivery that made total sense," says ZZ Top frontman.
Prince’s Music, Paisley Park Virtual Tour Headed to TikTok
Artist's catalog will be available on popular video app
How Prince Provoked, Challenged Fans on the ‘One Nite Alone’ Tour
Several collaborators detailed their role in the artist's jazz evolution as part of Andrea Swensson's Up All Nite With Prince podcast.
When Prince Made Wesley Snipes Pay Full Price for Tickets
The actor tried to charm his way into free tickets for a 2002 show, but the Purple One didn't budge.
How the Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and Others Influenced Prince
Exclusive excerpt from 'Prince FAQ' also details how Carlos Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell and Sly and the Family Stone inspired the shape-shifting musician.
When Prince Broke Roots Member ‘Captain’ Kirk Douglas’ Guitar
Prince tossed borrowed 1961 Epiphone Crestwood — and let it crash to the floor — after performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
Remembering Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Tribute to Prince
Why did Timberlake's digitized duet with the late musician prove to be so controversial? Turns out, there's a lot to unpack.