Paying tribute, host Maya Rudolph said, "To love Prince is to love music."
Combining groove with a sense of songcraft, drummers are the driving force of any group. Here we present the best female drummers of all time.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
John Blackwell Jr, formerly the drummer with Prince's New Power Generation and Patti LaBelle has died of a brain tumour aged 43
Blues figureheads Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' will release their collaborative album TajMo on Concord on 5 May.