March 21, 2013 |
You saw him allegedly smash a Roots member's guitar this month on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. " And you no doubt heard about his stunning late-night concert at South by Southwest last weekend. Now Prince is taking his revitalized live show on the road for a West Coast club tour set to launch in mid-April. Appearing Wednesday night in a video chat with the blogger Dr. Funkenberry , the members of Prince's new backing band 3rd Eye Girl said the trek will kick off April 15 in Vancouver and wrap up with gigs May 7 and 8 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
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June 25, 2013 |
In an appearance sure to bring out the paparazzi, the groupies and the just plain curious, Michael Jackson's eldest child, Prince, will testify Wednesday in a wrongful death suit, just a day after the fourth anniversary of the singer's fatal overdose. Prince, 16, an occasional correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight," is expected to provide emotional testimony about what he saw on June 25, 2009, the day his father died in the family's rented Holmby Hills mansion. Kai Chase, who was the family's chef, testified earlier that Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, yelled at her to get help, and she sent Prince upstairs, thinking it was something minor, like a sprained ankle.
January 11, 2009 |
It was 11 p.m. on the night before New Year's Eve, and I was doing something I hadn't expected would crown my 2008: sitting in Prince's limousine as the legend lounged beside me, playing unreleased tracks on the stereo. "This is my car for Minneapolis," he said before excusing himself to let me judge a few songs in private. "It's great for listening to music." He laughed. "I don't do drugs or I'd give you a joint. That's what this record is."
January 30, 1985 |
Two bodyguards of rock star Prince--one of them 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds--were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly attacking two photographers who were trying to take pictures of the musician after his appearance at the American Music Awards ceremony, deputies said. Mike Guastella, 21, of Granada Hills, and Vincent Zuffante, 28, of New York, began taking pictures of Prince as he emerged from Carlos and Charlie's, a West Hollywood restaurant on Sunset Boulevard about 2:20 a.m.
November 3, 2006 |
Prince fans, fire up that Little Red Corvette and head for Las Vegas: The purple one will be performing there every weekend starting Nov. 10. The diminutive rocker will play Friday- and Saturday-night shows at 3121, a nightclub inside the Rio hotel. Tickets for the 21-and-over shows cost $125 and went on sale Thursday.
June 20, 2007 |
Prince will start a series of seven shows -- including dinner, a live set and a jazz jam -- this weekend at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The series, billed as "3121 Live," kicks off Saturday and continues on Sunday and on June 28, 29 and 30. Two more dates will be announced. The shows -- with dinner presented by Prince's personal chef, a two-hour set and a jazz jam -- will be pricey. VIP packages (for two) will cost $3,121, with standing-room-only tickets at $312.10.
July 13, 2007 |
Prince has angered the music industry and stirred up trouble among British retailers by giving away his new album with a tabloid newspaper this weekend. "Planet Earth" will be packaged with the Mail on Sunday at a price of $2.80. The giveaway has been roundly criticized as a major blow for an industry already facing rapidly declining CD sales. It has led Sony BMG U.K., Prince's local label, to pull the plug on its own sales release of the CD in Britain.
August 6, 1989 |
Prince has the movie bug again. After returning to the top of the charts with his music for the box-office smash "Batman," the renegade pop star wants to return to making his own films. Prince has four properties in development under his Paisley Park Films, said his manager, Albert Magnoli, who directed Prince's first--and most successful--film, 1984's "Purple Rain."
March 25, 2004 |
Prince has signed a new major-label record contract after years of releasing albums himself and promoting his music primarily through his website. His new album, "Musicology," will be released April 20 on Sony-owned Columbia Records. "Over the course of his extraordinary career he's continually taken on new artistic challenges, and in the process he has repeatedly set new standards of excellence in popular music," Sony Music U.S. President Don Ienner said in a statement.
January 3, 1993
I read Chris Willman's commentary "Enough Already!" (Dec. 20) with extreme interest, as I had just finished that same Sunday morning spending the last two weeks with Prince, while producing his ABC television special "The Ryde Dyvine." The irony was that while you were publishing this negative article, Prince was creating an exciting new kind of presentation for music on television. I assure you that after spending many days and sleepless nights working with a man who is driven to always bring something innovative and different to a broad music audience, "The Ryde Dyvine" was much more a positive and creatively satisfying work than your article.