Hmm... Where have we heard this before...
Though The Voice is a singing competition show looking to crown a winner, it does an incredible job at paying tribute to several different genres of music.
That's why it's no surprise the coaches took a moment Monday night to honor the late legend Prince and talk about their personal experiences with the icon.
The episode started off with the stage and set lit with purple lights as Adam Levine talked about the Purple Rain singer, saying:
It's been about 4 weeks since North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed the bigoted House Bill 2 into law, taking away LGBT employment discrimination protection and keeping transgender students from using the bathroom associated with the gender they identify as.
Since then, entertainers have been raising their voices to stand up for what's right; Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, and even Cirque du Soleil have all canceled shows in the state to protest the bill.
Now another act is following in their footsteps — Pearl Jam have decided to cancel their Wednesday night concert in Raleigh, NC.
The band wrote a lengthy, thoughtful statement on the matter, saying:
Meet Dex Lauper, y'all!
He's a rapper, producer, and songwriter, and he just happens to be Cyndi Lauper's son!
Judging by his Instagram feed, he's also very fond of smoking weed.
The 18-year-old, whose full name is Declyn Wallace Thornton, has been working on his album ALGO (As Life Goes On), and can't wait to release it into the world.
Here's a sample he posted online:
They're both doing what they think is right, and we support them either way!
Celebs like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Buffett, and Bryan Adams have already publicly condemned the state's government for allowing such a bigoted law to pass, and now two more icons have joined them!
The former Beatle was first to cancel his upcoming show, saying:
Is that you, Michael Stipe?
That's def the same head we remember, but with that nosering and Duck Dynasty beard we almost didn't recognize him! Until he started singing of course…
Ch-ch-check out his version of The Man Who Sold The World (above)!
On March 31 and April 1, you can see Michael, Cyndi Lauper, The Roots, the Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan, Ann Wilson, and more honor the musical legend at Carnegie Hall.
Or if it's too far, you'll also get a chance live stream the concert event for a small donation. Get your tickets — all proceeds of which go to charity — HERE!
Who knew her true colors were Red, White, and Blue?
Cyndi Lauper may be an '80s icon, but she's ready to reach a whole new fanbase with her latest single Funnel of Love.
She's leaving her beats behind in an effort to go full-on country for her new music!
Funnel of Love features the classic sound you associate with the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun singer, but has a decidedly down-home vibe that we're surprisingly into.
Plus, if you like what you hear, Cyndi's 12th studio album Detour drops worldwide Friday, May 6!
Ch-ch-check out Cyndi's single Funnel of Love (above)!!!
[Image via Chapman Baehler/Instagram.]
We can't believe he's gone.
While Madonna did tweet when she learned the news, and was obviously very affected by David's passing, the Material Girl apparently felt she needed to get more off her chest as she posted a tribute on Facebook: