Although we are a nation in the depths of our silky, purple mourning, somehow the Coachella must go on. Last night, several artists including LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, Ellie Goulding, Gallant and Jhene Aiko paid tribute to Prince with remembrances and covers of his work, and we've gathered them below if you're trying to feel feelings. We will update this post as the Saturday and Sunday lineups weigh in...
LCD Soundsystem covers 'Controversy'
Sufjan Stevens and Gallant perform 'Purple Rain'
Mavis Staples, who was on the Paisley Park label for several years remembers the first time she met Prince, and sings 'Purple Rain.' And calls hashtags 'tic tac toes'.
Gallant and Jhené Aiko duet 'Diamonds and Pearls'
Ellie Goulding sings an all too brief snippet of 'When Doves Cry'
Joey Bada$ kicks off his set with '1999'