Musicians pay tribute to the late, loved Prince


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Beloved pop singer, musician, writer, artist, actor, performer and creator Prince passed away Thursday night from flu-like symptoms. From iconic hits such as ‘Purple Rain‘, ‘When Doves Cry‘ and ‘Kiss‘ to his eccentric, eclectic live performances, the world has been mourning the music world’s loss of a true artist.

We’re all gutted to hear of his passing, but it has been heart-warming to see fans spreading their messages of condolences, memories and inspiration across the weekend in tribute to Prince. But let’s not forget, our own favourite musicians all started out as fans too, many of them fans of Prince himself. These are just a few of the most touching tributes, artist to artist, we’ve seen in honour of the late, great Prince.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

I've been thinking a lot about Princes passing this weekend. so many memories going through my head.. so many articles written and tweet and insta stuff.. Purple Rain came out when I was roughly 13 years old. still learning guitar. I liked Prince but I was deep into hard rock music and I thought he was more of a pop star.. me and my friends were always listening for guitar songs and what riffs to learn and play the guitar game of "I can do that! I can do that!" when the single for purple rain came out and those opening chords rang out through a chorus pedal, all of us with a collective gasp said "how the hell to you play THAT." we all tried.. we all failed miserably.. and then we got into punk because it was easier. hahaha! through the years Prince kept creating.. writing.. striving for a higher level of musical consciousness. to a place where he was completely untouchable.. he rarely did interviews because he never needed to. his music told the story of his life. one of the most powerful artist we will ever see. and that's just it. he was an ARTIST. all of the outpouring of love for him is for all the purity that he put into his craft. we all grow up in eras of disposable pop music.. the singers, the dancers, the red carpets, Twitter wars, and blah. its nothing more than.. well.. blah.. I get more entertainment watching a dog catch a frisbee. it's true! if you are not writing your own material and producing it. YOU ARE NOT AN ARTIST.. you're barely a musician and a mouthpiece for your team of writers and producers that line the stage after you win your award.. your at best a performer.. The reason why Prince is so special is he's a true artist and broke rules.. Viva Prince

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Gerard Way (ex-My Chemical Romance)


Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses)


Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)


Hayley Williams (Paramore)


The Ready Set


Kellin Quinn (Sleeping with Sirens)


The Summer Set




Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)


Brian Logan Dales (The Summer Set)


Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones, general music legend)Β 





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