1. Prince & Lenny Kravitz – “American Woman”
Prince and Lenny Kravitz rock the stage together in this unearthed performance from 1999. Kravitz was among many who honored the icon, sharing with Rolling Stone: “Here was an African-American cat, skin color like mine, playing the guitar like I wanted to play.” Kravitz shared a long friendship with Prince. “Not to be dramatic or overly sensitive, but I really feel like a piece of me died.”
2. Prince & Kendrick Lamar – “What’s My Name”
In late 2014, Prince celebrated the release of ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘PlectrumElectrum’ with a show at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Included in that celebration was Kendrick Lamar, who took the stage to perform “What’s My Name” with the Purple One. Footage didn’t surface until earlier this year, but the show originally streamed online.
3. Prince & Alicia Keys – “How Come You Don’t Call Me”
Alicia Keys detailed the first time she spoke to Prince on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show last month: “First when I got on the phone with him I was elevated to another level, and then he asked me to come play at Paisley Park – that was a whole other level, and I just couldn’t believe I was speaking to this man. I said ‘What am I doing on the phone with this man?’”
4. Prince & CeeLo – “Crazy”
Prince’s guitar-slaying prowess was undeniable. Here, Prince has one of his best guitar moments during a 2011 performance of CeeLo’s “Crazy” at MSG
5. Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Prince covered the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others at the 2004 Hall of Fame Inductions. Critics consider this to be one of the best guitar solos of his career.