Prince to George Lopez, April 2011: "My problem is when the industry covers the music," he said. "There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission."
Prince in Toronto, November 2011: "'Do you know how many hits I have!?' he shouted between encores No. 3 and 4. 'Ain't nobody have to go home tonight!' The man was right: he does have a mammoth amount of hits -- but he was also surprisingly open to performing covers. From the Cars' 'Let's Go' to Wild Cherry's 'Play that Funky Music White Boy' and a thrilling, if brief, riff on Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough,' it felt at times like Prince was hosting the world's best, and largest, dance party."
Sometimes it's best to just let his words and actions speak for themselves.
Here's a clip of Prince playing "Crimson and Clover" with a segue into "Wild Thing" this past Saturday night in Toronto:
Just for fun, here's a clip of him dancing in Toronto, too: