Back in 2014, Adam Levine delivered a notable cover of the Prince classic “Purple Rain” with Train as his backing band at Howard Stern’s birthday bash. In light of the devastating news of Prince’s death, the Howard Stern Show unearthed footage of that performance as a tribute to the late musician.
The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach was not only a musical peer to Prince — he says he was “lucky to call him a friend.” He told People that he’ll remember the “great times that we had and just constantly being inspired by how he did things his way [and] never let anybody deter what he wanted to accomplish creatively and musically.”
“As a musician, I can’t tell you how much that’s rubbed off on me,” Levine added.
Watch his “Purple Rain” performance below.