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The day Prince died was incredibly somber. People all over the world were stunned to hear of his passing, and couldn’t really process what it would be like without having him in the music world. His hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota paid tribute to the man by placing flowers in front of his complex, Paisley Park and musicians began posting endless amounts of covers and tributes.
But that night, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor was scheduled to play a show at First Ave., a venue in Minneapolis where Prince shot scenes from his famous movie Purple Rain. Corey was touring as an acoustic solo act, and felt the only appropriate way to begin the show was with a Prince song. So Corey took the stage, calmed the crowd and belted out an emotional cover of “Purple Rain.”
Fun Fact: “Purple Rain” was originally 11 minutes long!
Everyone in the house sang along, as Corey strummed away on his acoustic guitar. It was a touching performance and a fitting tribute to a great legend. It’s not shown in this video, but after the performance, Corey had some very nice words to offer about Prince. He said there will never be another like him, and this was the only appropriate venue to show how much we love him.
Check out the amazing performance down below!