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“Prince, forever”: Bruce Springsteen covers “Purple Rain” — watch

on April 23, 2016, 11:40pm

 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band didn’t waste anytime in paying tribute to Prince. The band kicked off their gig in Brooklyn on Saturday night by covering “Purple Rain”. “Prince, forever!” Springsteen proclaimed once the performance ended.

Update – Monday, April 25th at 9:25 a.m. CT: Springsteen is offering a free MP3 download of the band’s “Purple Rain” cover. Update – Wednesday, April 27th at 3:25 p.m. CT: Springsteen has now shared hi-res footage of the performance.

For more on Prince and the tributes that have been pouring in, head to our Remembering Prince page.

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