Prince Gives His Blessing to Watch His 2008 Cover of Radiohead’s Creep
Prince is well known to keep his music off streaming sites and videos off YouTube. He will only stream his music on Tidal, and he once sued YouTube, according to HelloGiggles.
Now he has given his musical blessing by tweeting out a link to a video of his 2008 cover of Radiohead's "Creep." He performed the cover at Coachella 2008, when he headlined. Many people who recorded the performance back then attempted to upload the performance, but had Prince hit them with a cease-and-desist order. The cover seemed like it was going to be one of those moments where you had to be there to see it.
Fast forward to present day, seven years later, you can now watch Prince perform "Creep." Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke had mentioned during to a Billboard magazine interview that Prince should release the footage since it isn't his song.
YouTube user Miles Hartl is the one we all have to thank for uploading the video. He probably won't appreciate out thanks as much as he probably appreciated Prince actually tweeting out his video's link. Prince has officially thrown in the towel.