The moment I watched the movie ‘Purple Rain’, it instantly turned me into a Prince fan. Every song from this landmark soundtrack was incredible and it inspired a generation of fans.
Joined by the rock band Train, Adam Levine performed a jaw-dropping cover of ‘Purple Rain’ at Howard Stern’s 2014 Birthday Bash on SiriusXM. Not only was the Maroon 5 frontman’s vocals outstanding but I also couldn’t believe it when he started the guitar solo. If you play guitar, you know that pulling off this solo note for note is no easy feat.
Watch Adam Levine Perform “Purple Rain” at Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash…
Here are some of our favorite YouTube comments regarding Adam Levine’s cover of ‘Purple Rain’:
- “This was better than his Superbowl performance this year.” – GuitarAlex Rock101
- “Never took him seriously until this. That boy is 110% legit.” –
- “Never wanted to be an electric guitar more than I do now.” – Camille Banks
- “Anyone else has no idea Adam Levine could rock a guitar like this until watching this video?” – Maximus Romptimus
- “Best Purple Rain cover I have ever seen!!!! Great job Adam.” – Amanda Griffin
- “Wow… I didn’t know that Adam is really THAT skilled… I obviously know how he sings but these guitar solos!!!” – Zhivomir Arnaudov
- “MY DEEPEST RESPECT AND NEW FOUND ADMIRATION GOES OUT TO ADAM LEVINE. YOU HAVE DONE ✅ HONOURS TO MY BELOVED PRINCE. I SALUTE YOU.☮️🌹🇺🇸” – Glenda Marchand
- “I had no idea…Why is he playing below his level in Maroon 5 ?! This guy needs to fly solo and do some serious rock, blues, and funk albums…” – David Pearl
He played from his heart and the guitar solo is so full of emotion that it propelled this emotional ‘Purple Rain’ cover into the stratosphere. Please share this incredible cover of ‘Purple Rain’ performed by Adam Levine and Train with your friends and family.