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Watch ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Report On World Cup: Video

By | Wednesday July 2, 2014 @ 7:10am PDT

While TV news talent keeps telling us World Cup fever is sweeping the U.S., ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel thinks what the country is suffering from is World Cup confusion:

 

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DeadlineNow Morning Report: Oldman Apologizes On ‘Kimmel’, Online Vs TV Ads, USA Advances In World Cup (Video)

By | Thursday June 26, 2014 @ 11:08am PDT
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Gary Oldman apologizes on <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> for controversial remarks he made in a recent Playboy interview, online video advertising is no match for the take on broadcast and pay TV, ESPN and Univision are likely headed for record ratings as Team USA advances in the World Cup. Deadline's Dominic Patten reports.

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Gary Oldman On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: “I Am Profoundly Sorry” (Video)

By | Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 9:36pm PDT

Gary Oldman On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: “I Am Profoundly Sorry” (Video)“Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you’ve said them,” Gary Oldman told Jimmy Kimmel on the ABC late-night talker tonight. “I don’t condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn’t have used them, but I did and I have injured and wounded a great many people.” Addressing the uproar over his comments in a new Playboy interview, the Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes star went on to say: ““I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I am an a-hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base.” Here’s a clip of the interview:

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NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Beats ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ On NBA Finals Nights For First Time Since 2011

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Beats ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ On NBA Finals Nights For First Time Since 2011After ABC’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel got some ink last week for winning an NBA-boosted night two weeks back, NBC’s Jimmy Fallon won both NBA Finals nights last week –  for The Tonight Shows first adults 18-49 wins on NBA nights since 2011 (Jimmy Kimmel Live had been beating Tonight Show on every NBA night in the demo, going back that far). Fallon delivered a decisive win in late-night ratings for the week of June 9-13, beating the combined rating of JKL and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman in the demo (Fallon: 1.24/6; Kimmel: 0.79/4; Letterman: 0.43/2). NBC’s Friday results were excluded due to a lengthy NHL overrun; Kimmel was in rebroadcast two days last week; Letterman ran an encore Friday). Read More »

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Brian Williams’ ‘Tonight Show’ Rap Trumps NY Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Crooning: Video

Brian Williams’ ‘Tonight Show’ Rap Trumps NY Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Crooning: VideoHaving been given plenty of notice that some mayor or another would be butchering some pop tune on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live once the winner of the Stanley Cup was announced, NBC’s Tonight Show was able last night to trot out another of its popular Brian Williams clip-job raps — this time performing Sir Mix-A-Lot’s heinie-homage, Baby Got Back. Viewers seem to have preferred Williams’ performance to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s rendition of Randy’s Newman’s treacle tune, I Love LA, settling his Stanley Cup bet with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.  In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2.7/7); CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman  (2.0/5), and Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.7/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: Fallon (1.1/5), JKL (0.5/2) and Letterman (0.3/1).

Watch Williams here — with an assist from Kathie Lee Gifford –  followed by de Blasio:

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ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Subjects NBA Stars To Mean Tweet Treatment: Video

By | Monday June 16, 2014 @ 12:33pm PDT

After ABC broadcast the San Antonio Spurs 104-87 crushing of the Miami Heat in last night’s NBA Finals Game 5, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel had some NBA stars read some crushingly mean tweets.  Watch here:

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UPDATE: NYC Mayor To Sing On ‘Kimmel’ As Kings Cash In Eric Garcetti Bet, Set Parade

By | Saturday June 14, 2014 @ 8:20am PDT
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The losing city's mayor will have to sing the winning city's theme song on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' as part of a friendly wager over the Kings-Rangers matchup in the Stanley Cup Final. Deadline's David Bloom and Dominic Patten discuss.

Kimmel Singoff GraphicUPDATE 8 AM Saturday: Well, like the old saying goes, it ain’t over until the tall mayor sings. Or something like that. The Los Angeles Kings closed out the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final last night with a(nother) thrilling and exhausting double-overtime win, becoming champs of the hockey world for the second time in three years. That means, under the terms of the bet between the mayors of Los Angeles and New York City, after Kings defenseman Alec Martinez gathered in a rebounding shot and put it back between the pipes to win the series, that Bill de Blasio will be warming up his very different pipes to sing I Love L.A. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with L.A.’s Eric Garcetti looking on. According to a release from Garcetti’s office, the two mayors will appear “on an upcoming episode.”

In the meantime, a victory parade and rally for the Kings has been scheduled for noon Monday in downtown Los Angeles. It will begin at 5th Street and Figueroa Boulevard and come south on Figueroa to the Staples Center for a tickets-only rally. If you’re heading downtown Monday, Figueroa will be closed between about 10 AM and 1 PM, so plan accordingly.

June 5: The traditional joke bets between city officials whose sports teams are meeting in a championship hit a high note this week when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti challenged New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to a song and a hot dog on Jimmy Kimmel Live! over the outcome of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. If the Los Angeles Kings win, de Blasio will have to go on the show, which tapes in Garcetti’s old Hollywood council district, and sing “I Love L.A.,” the slightly mocking Randy Newman chestnut more typically associated with the Kings’ Staples Center neighbors the NBA Lakers. If the New York Rangers win, Garcetti will have to sing “New York, New York,” the Kander & Ebb-penned classic that Frank Sinatra basically owns.

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The loser also will have to provide Kimmel’s audience that night with hot dogs. If Garcetti has to pay up, the dogs will come from Pink’s, the eternally busy La Brea Avenue stand. If it’s de Blasio, they’ll come from Gray’s Papaya, a New York institution that now has a Hollywood outpost. Read More »

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NBA Finals-Fueled Jimmy Kimmel Beats Original ‘Tonight Show’ For First Time Ever, But ‘Tonight’ Takes The Week

jimmy-fallon-vs-jimmy-kimmel-650ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live beat an original episode of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the demo for the first time ever on Kimmel’s NBA Finals-fueled Thursday night last week. With its NBA Finals lead-in, Thursday’s Kimmel-cast clocked 1.482 million demo viewers to Fallon’s 1.226 million. But, despite Kimmel’s NBA lead-in on Thursday night, Fallon beat Kimmel, and CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, in every key ratings measure for the week, including more overall viewers every night.

Last year, Kimmel’s week included repeats on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This year he repeated on Wednesday and Friday, and was up 15%. Tonight, however, scored the bigger year-to-year gains — 27%. Read More »

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UPDATE: ABC’s NBA Finals Game 1 Up From 2013; ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Logs First Demo Win Against Jimmy Fallon

2014 NBA Finals - Game OneUPDATE, 2:29 PM:  Viewership for Game 1 of the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals rematch is up on ABC, according to Nielsen. Thursday’s game averaged 14,846,000 viewers –  up 4% compared to last year’s 14,241,000 viewers. It also averaged a 9.0 U.S. household rating, up 2% from an 8.8 for last year’s Game 1. The 9.0 rating matches the second-highest-rated NBA Finals Game 1 since 2004. ABC reported the game also is up “in every key demo”: men 18-34 (8.0 vs. 7.5), men 18-49 (7.9 vs. 7.4), men 25-54 (7.8 vs.7.6), adults 18-34 (6.0 vs. 5.8), adults 18-49 (6.0 vs. 5.7) and adults 25-54 (6.1 vs. 5.9). Female demos were not included; draw your own conclusion.  The NBA Finals on Twitter was the most-tweeted NBA game of the year with more than 3.2 million tweets and up 18% when compared to Game 1 last season.  Additionally, the game was the most-talked about television program of the day, accounting for 76% of all television conversation on Twitter, according to Nielsen Social.

jimmy-fallon-vs-jimmy-kimmel-650PREVIOUS, 8:20 AM: Thursdays Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC ranked as the night’s No. 1 talk show in late-night, in households (3.1/9) and adults 18-49 (1.5/8), according to early stats, beating an original telecast of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time ever in both Nielsen measures (2.6/7 and 1.0/5). It’s also the first time Kimmel’s show has enjoyed an NBA Finals lead-in since Fallon took over Tonight Show. Game 1 of the NBA Finals on ABC delivered a 10.4 overnight rating, peaking with a 12.7 in the final quarter. The game, in which the San Antonia Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 110-95, won the night for the 38th consecutive time, nearly doubling the broadcast competition in overnight ratings. Read More »

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Jimmy Kimmel Inks New ABC Deal For ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

By | Tuesday May 6, 2014 @ 8:57am PDT
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Kimmel3__131227211757ABC‘s late-night message to advertisers at the upfronts next week is clear: with all the changes in broadcast and cable, ABC is the epitome of stability. As supporting evidence, the network has extended the contract of its late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for two extra years, keeping him on board through at least January 2017.  (Maybe Kimmel will be more mellow in his annual assault on his own bosses in the traditional upfront roast next week?) Kimmel is in a stronger position than his broadcast rivals — while they are hosts of late-night franchises, Jimmy Kimmel Live! was created by him for him and is associated with him, almost like Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and Stephen Colbert. Come next year when David Letterman retires, Kimmel will be the longest-serving broadcast late-night host on the air. ABC launched Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003 after the Super Bowl. After a decade at midnight, the show was moved to 11:30 PM in 2012, possibly creating a late-night domino effect. Kimmel started to make inroads in the young demos, which likely factored into NBC’s move several months later to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon has been easily winning the 11:30 PM battle since taking The Tonight Show in February, which may have played a role in Letterman’s decision to retire from CBS’ Late Show. Still, Kimmel has done OK, especially on Thursdays with his Scandal-themed episodes.

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Darling Of Late-Night TV: Video

Late-night hosts last night warmed up the audience for today’s televised news conference, in which new-ish NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reveals how he will punish Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments caught on audio tape made public by TMZ.

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Jimmy Kimmel Hits Season High & Tops Late Night With ‘Scandal’ Finale Show

KIMMEL RHIMES APRIL 17 2Over at ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live! this morning they’re likely celebrating with two words: “Scandal!” & “Victory!” For the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show this year, the other Jimmy was the King of Late Night thanks to his Scandal Season 3 finale-themed show — though NBC’s and CBS’ late-night shows were repeats. In metered-market household results, Kimmel drew a season-high 3.4/8 rating. That beat The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s 2.1/5 and Late Show With David Letterman‘s repeat, which drew a 2.1/5. Among adults 18-49 in the 25 LPM market ratings, Kimmel had a 1.4/6 to Fallon’s 0.8/4 and Letterman’s 0.4/2. Last night’s Tonight Show replayed its February 20 show with First Lady Michelle Obama and Will Ferrell as guests. Other than Thursday’s show, JKL has been in repeats all this week. Last night’s result actually is the best JKL has done since the show’s move to 11:35 PM in January 2013.

Related: ‘Scandal’ Finale: Shonda Rhimes On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Last night’s “Behind The Scandalabra” broadcast, featuring an interview from the Scandal set with Shonda Rhimes, creator of the politically themed soap, did 36% better than Kimmel did last week. On April 10, the ABC host pulled in a 2.5/6 rating in metered-market household results. Fallon’s April 10 show got a 2.9/7 result in the 56 metered markets. Last week’s Late Show was an encore delayed by coverage of The Masters golf tournament and drew a 1.6/4. Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘Scandal’ Finale: Shonda Rhimes On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (Video)

By | Thursday April 17, 2014 @ 10:29pm PDT

ScandalabraUPDATED WITH VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel gamely interviewed Shonda Rhimes — “the woman whose brain gave birth” to ABC’s primetime soap Scandal – in a full episode of  Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, while viewers attempted to recover from the dizzying Scandal season finale. Chatting with Rhimes on the show set, Kimmel noted the season wrapper was really about three finales’ worth of action. “I always want to make the show something you can’t do other stuff while it’s on…You can’t fold laundry, you can’t yell at your husband,” Rhimes explained. Kimmel said that was noble of her. And so, the night wore on, kimmelLogoShonda calmly declining to cough up any dirt about future plans for the show, Kimmel trying to liven things up by noting the conference table at which they were seated was the one on which two of the show’s characters had sex in the finale and hoping someone had cleaned it before this interview.

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“You know I can’t tell you whether or not he’s dead,” Rhimes said when asked about the fate of Columbus Short’s character, who was last seen at B613 with a gun to his head. Short made his own headlines this week when his wife accused him of threatening to kill her and himself with a knife. There had been speculation that he may be gone from Scandal.

Rhimes did tell a story about the time she could not make up her mind whether Scott Foley’s Jake Ballard should become POTUS’ new running mate — or head of a covert CIA operation — deciding to shoot it both ways and look at the footage to see which storyline “feels stupid’ and which “feels good.” Extra points if you went with “Veep” for Feels Stupid. Assisting Kimmel greatly in the Liven Things Up category were the actors of Scandal, who performed most of the parts in Kimmel’s Spanish-language spinoff Escandalo, which created the strong impression the ensemble cast of this drama was born to make single-camera comedy.

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Jimmy Kimmel To Interview Shonda Rhimes After ‘Scandal’ Finale In Special Edition of ‘JKL’

By | Friday April 11, 2014 @ 11:52am PDT

JimmyKimmelABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live will be in repeats all next week — except Thursday, when he will interview Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes from the set of her show in what’s being billed as a Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind The Scandalabra  special. The ABC late-night star has tended to do his best numbers, in total viewers and the demo, on Thursdays because his program has been branded Scandal Thursdays on that night, featuring guests from Rhimes’ Thursday hit. Scandal is airing its season finale that night. The episode will also feature a Scandal blooper reel and the full anthology of Kimmel’s Spanish-language spinoff, Escandalo.

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Bill Clinton To Make ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Debut Next Week, Returning A Favor

By | Friday March 28, 2014 @ 9:28am PDT

Bill Clinton Visits BelfastLooks like it’s a sweet quid pro quo for Jimmy Kimmel with former President Bill Clinton set to appear on the ABC host’s late night show on April 2. While he’s no stranger to the talk show circuit, this will actually be Clinton’s first time on Kimmel’s show. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that the announcement today comes less than a week after Kimmel hosted the closing night of the 42nd POTUS’ Clinton Global Initiative University confab at Arizona State. Clinton appeared onstage with Kimmel on March 22 for a joint chat with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and daughter Chelsea. With that kind of star power all together, a selfie like Ellen DeGeneres‘ mega-retweeted Oscars version is of course in order – which is exactly what Kimmel did and  posted it on his Twitter feed.

Wonder if we’ll see a selfie repeat performance next week? Kimmel is no stranger to Presidential level hijinks. He hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner back in 2012.

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Jimmy Fallon Continues To Rule Late-Night; Travel And ‘Trouble’ Become Jimmy Kimmel

Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon logoNBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continues to handily dominate late-night in overall audience, last week clocking 4.26 million viewers to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s 2.83 million on ABC and David Letterman’s 2.78 million on CBS. In the demo, Fallon (1.32/6) beat Kimmel and Dave combined (0.76/3 and 0.55/2, respectively). Fallon hung on to 99% of his previous week’s demo and was up 81% compared to same week last year when Leno was hosting and was No. 1 and doing just fine in the ratings. That’s good news for Tonight Show as it’s still seeking its new normal, four weeks into its new era with new host Fallon. Under the heading “Not So Good”:  Fallon’s 1.32 demo rating came in short of Conan O’Brien’s Week 4 demo rating of 1.4; Fallon’s overall crowd is about 569,000 viewers ahead of Conan’s Week 4.

Kimmel EsquireKimmel put up a stiff fight for the spotlight last week, broadcasting from Austin to coincide with SXSW. That was followed by the release of the latest Esquire magazine, in which Kimmel is featured as “Mr. James Kimmel, Troublemaker.” While in Austin, Kimmel logged a third consecutive week of growth in total viewers (2.830 million vs. 2.744 million the previous week) and the demo (0.76 compared to previous week’s 0.73) which are his best stats since November. Kimmel’s camp noted JKL clocked gains over the same week last year, though same week last year Kimmel was not only not traveling — viewers love traveling late-night hosts — he was in repeats.  Kimmel also aired an original on Friday last week — a night on which he often airs encores. It was, in fact, the first Friday that Kimmel’s show has aired an original since Fallon debuted as Tonight Show host the week of  February 17.   “JKL’s” final telecast from Austin on Friday, featuring Willie Nelson, Lil Wayne and Los Lonely Boys, snagged 3.457 million viewers — its third most-watched broadcast ever, behind only the Matt Damon takeover episode on January 24 of ’13 and the return of ‘Scandal Thursdays’ this past February 27. Read More »

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ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Wins Big With Oscars While ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Enjoys Oscar Glow But Can’t Outshine ‘Tonight Show’

ABC’s Good Morning America – one of this year’s biggest Oscar winners.the-academy-oscars-new-logo-1 The morning infotainment program enjoyed its biggest overall audience — 6.3 million viewers – at least since Nielsen’s electronic records debuted in 1991, and outperformed NBC’s Today by nearly 1 million viewers for the week immediately following the network’s Academy Awards broadcast.  GMA’s news demo haul of 261,000 viewers for the week of March 3 is its best delivery in eight years, handing the show its biggest weekly demo lead over Today in 10 weeks.

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JimmyKimmelABC’s late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, also got an Oscar shot in the arm — posting a 14-week high in overall audience and an 11-week best in the demo, while NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon came down week-to-week in the demo as that program finds its new normal with Fallon as host. That said, Fallon’s overall crowd of 4.537 million for the week handily beat Kimmel’s 2.744 million and CBS host David Letterman’s 2.761 million. In the demo, the Tonight Show not only topped JKL it beat its ABC and CBS rivals combined. Read More »

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Jimmy Fallon Had Good Week In Fight With Jimmy Kimmel For YouTube Loyalty

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 5:29pm PDT

jimmy-fallon-vs-jimmy-kimmel-650If you’re the sort who makes his living swimming in the social-media sea like I do, one form of sport these days is the online battles between big shows to grab fan mindshare and loyalty from each other — particularly as the networks slowly begin to understand that this stuff can make a difference. And nowhere are those battles more starkly direct and entertaining than in late-night, where each talk show has a big team of social-media specialists culling potentially viral bits from the day’s program and sprinkling them across the web. The battle has become particularly stout between Jimmy Fallon‘s online team at The Tonight Show and the Jimmy Kimmel Live crew.

Related: Jimmy Fallon Seizing Social Media Ahead Of ‘Tonight Show’ Takeover

Both shows have had big lead-ins recently (the Winter Olympics in Fallon’s first days; ABC’s Oscars on March 2, when Kimmel went live on the East Coast right after the awards show ended). But the crucial bit is not the audience you’re bequeathed, but the one you build. According to data from RelishMIX, which tracks fan engagement for TV shows and movies across, particularly, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, no one’s building better right now than Fallon. Overall, from March 3-March 10, Fallon’s YouTube videos were watched nearly four times as often as Kimmel’s, 27.5 million to 7.6 million. That’s a margin. Right now, Kimmel still leads Fallon in total YouTube subscribers, about 3 million to less than 2.7 million. Then again, Kimmel’s been at it for a while; Fallon took over the Tonight Show social media outlets barely a month ago.

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Arsenio Hall And Prince Tie Jimmy Kimmel In Demo

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 11:56am PST

Prince ArsenioArsenio Hall‘s syndicated show, with guest/musical performer Prince, snagged a 1.4/3 in the overnights — a 56% jump compared to its February sweep average. In the demo, The Arsenio Hall Show jumped 50% to a 0.6/2, which put it in a tie with Jimmy Kimmel Live! (0.6/3) and bested Conan (0.4/1), Chelsea Lately (0.2/1) and others in the demo. On the rare television appearance (he recently appeared as himself in Fox’s post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl), Prince performed a new tune, “Funknroll,” and took questions from the audience. Prince also performed the vintage  track “She’s Always In My Hair” and premiered new song “Mutiny” with his group 3RDEYEGIRL joining him, The New Power Generation and a 30-piece band onstage. Read More »

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