Prince covers the Cars, Michael Jackson on Canadian tour
Prince to George Lopez, April 2011: "My problem is when the industry covers the music," he said. "There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission."
"'Do you know how many hits I have!?' he shouted between encores No. 3 and 4. 'Ain't nobody have to go home tonight!' The man was right: he does have a mammoth amount of hits -- but he was also surprisingly open to performing covers. Fromthe Cars' 'Let's Go'
toWild Cherry's 'Play that Funky Music White Boy'
and a thrilling, if brief, riff onMichael Jackson's 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough,'
it felt at times like Prince was hosting the world's best, and largest, dance party."
Just for fun, here's a clip of him dancing in Toronto, too:
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