There's no denying that Adam Levine and Train's cover of "Purple Rain" at Howard Stern's 2014 birthday bash brought down the house. After all, the shock jock himself leapt to his feet, exclaiming, "Wow! Wow!" after they'd finished. However, just a few days after Prince's untimely and tragic death, the stellar performance takes on an entirely different, poignant meaning.
Perhaps most impressive about this 6-minute-long performance is Levine's unexpected shredding guitar solo: the Maroon 5 frontman is typically known for his falsetto vocals, yet it's his nimble fingers that are the most impressive part of this iconic moment.
The world has been sufficiently rocked since Prince passed away on April 21. Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have opened recent shows with "Purple Rain." USA Today also reports that countless celebrities have taken to social media to cite the tremendous influence Prince has had on them, ranging from everyone to Bruno Mars to Paul McCartney and even President Barack Obama.
Adam Levine and Train perform 'Purple Rain' at Howard Stern's birthday bash
Unexpected shredding guitar solo