Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Prince Will Play Unprecedented 8 Minute Jam Session on “Saturday Night Live”

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Prince’s set on this week’s “Saturday Night Live” will be unusual. He’s worked out an 8 minute jam session for the show. This will be the longest anyone’s ever played on “SNL.” I’m sure he’ll feature material from his two new albums, but if he’s smart–and he is– Prince will bookend his medley or whatever with “1999” and “Let’s Go Crazy” or some hits that will click with the audience. I’ve been at sets where he doesn’t do that, and it’s kind of draining. This week’s host is Chris Rock, who asked for Prince, they say in a press release. Chris will be promoting his “Top Five” movie that’s coming out shortly, with the amazing Rosario Dawson.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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