‘Prince and The Revolution: Live’ album and streaming event announced

The concert was originally released in 1985 on VHS and LaserDisc, followed by a DVD release included with the 2017 ‘Purple Rain’ Remastered & Deluxe Edition.

The concert recording will be available officially in digital format for the first time on Friday, 15 May. Fans can watch the pre-show here and full concert here.

Viewer donations will go directly toward the World Health Organisation’s coronavirus Solidarity Response Fund. Google will match donations up to $5 million.

Earlier this year (February 25) it was announced that The Revolution would be heading to the UK to play two shows later in the year.

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The Revolution reunited to “honour the musical genius that Prince installed in them,” according to a press release.

It added: “The core original members have decided to remain united and continue to honour and pay tribute to Prince.” The dates have since been cancelled due to coronavirus.

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Watch Metallica perform 1991 ‘Black Album’ tour concert in full

Within the video’s caption, the band explained that the footage had been transferred “from dusty old VHS tape” found in their vault.

At the start of the video, drummer Lars Ulrich introduces the performance from behind his kit. “Today we’re going back a few years,” he explains. “Back to the era of VHS tapes and analogue recordings.”

Ulrich goes on to say that the performance marked the third show of ‘The Black Album’ tour. “We dug up old VHS tape for this week’s show – no HD crap or fancy sound mix,” he added, explaining that the audio had been lifted straight from the soundboard.

In an announcement of the current run of broadcasts, Metallica said: “Need to take a break from Netflix before you binge-watch the entire library? Introducing our brand new concert series #MetallicaMondays.”

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Meanwhile, Metallica have donated $350,000 (£284,000) to a series of COVID-19 relief charities via their All Within My Hands Foundation. “In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever,” they said.

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