When Prince plays Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1, he will play one extra-long segment in the middle of the show.
As you’re probably aware, most of the musical guests perform two separate songs on SNL, but Prince is not like most musical guests. Instead of two performances, he’ll provide the audience with eight full minutes of unadulterated, commercial-free Purple glory.
Chris Rock will host the Nov. 1 episode, his first time hosting in 18 years. Prince has been back on SNL more recently — he played the show in 2006. For his jam session, he’ll be accompanied by his band 3rdeyegirl.
Prince has been in a 2-for-1 kind of mood recently. On Sept. 30, he released two albums: ART OFFICIAL AGE, largely a solo effort, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, recorded with 3rdeyegirl. Both went to No. 1 on the R&B and Rock charts.