Prince covers The Beatles and The Stones at Oscar bash

Prince: Who knew he was a Jimmy Eat World fan?
Prince: Who knew he was a Jimmy Eat World fan?

Prince's impromptu Oscar party sounds like it was well worth attending. Not only did the star host the event, but he also performed there with his band, covering hits by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and even Jimmy Eat World.

According to Rolling Stone, Prince took to the stage at around 1.45am, and proceeded to run through a two-hour set. This featured renditions of the Fab Four's Come Together and The Stones' Honky Tonk Women, plus perennial live favourite Play That Funky Music.

Jimmy Eat World's The Middle, from 2001'a Bleed American album, was the surprise cover of the night.

Reports prior to Prince's Oscar bash suggested that he was planning to put footage from the event on his new website, so we'll have to see what materialises.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.