Tributes poured in from around the globe on Thursday in the hours after news broke that Grammy-winning icon Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis-area home at age 57. Fittingly, one of the most emotionally resonant nods to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame genius’ musical legacy came at the very club that he helped turn into a must-see mecca after featuring it in his breakthrough 1984 film Purple Rain: Minneapolis’ First Ave.
As fans partied and danced outside, Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor opened his sold-out solo at the club show with a meditative acoustic cover of “Purple Rain” that had the audience joyfully joining in on the choruses.
And he didn’t stop there, Taylor also busted out another Prince sing-along classic, performing “Little Red Corvette” as well.
This was the scene outside First Ave. during Taylor’s show.