Prince to Play Uninterrupted 8-Minute Jam on ‘Saturday Night Live’


    Prince, 2014

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    When Prince plays Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1, he will play one extra-long segment in the middle of the show.

    As you’re probably aware, most of the musical guests perform two separate songs on SNL, but Prince is not like most musical guests. Instead of two performances, he’ll provide the audience with eight full minutes of unadulterated, commercial-free Purple glory.

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