‘Empire’ Season 4 Prince Tribute (hollywoodreporter.com)

The music of Prince is coming to Empire. The team behind the hip-hop drama revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the fourth episode of season four will be a homage to the pop star, who died in 2016. The tribute is timed to the birthday party for Hakeem’s young daughter, Bella, that features everything from a Prince cake to a … Continua a leggere ‘Empire’ Season 4 Prince Tribute (hollywoodreporter.com)

Prince’s Sign O’ The Times: celebrating 30 years of genius (gq-magazine.co.uk)

Thirty years ago, Prince released his ninth album, a collection of extraordinary songs that became the greatest record of its generation. The pop prodigy’s postmodern magnum opus obsessed with sex, death and faith remains a milestone of Eighties culture – and the late singer’s ultimate legacy. BY GEORGE CHESTERTON FONTE: gq-magazine.co.uk Continua a leggere Prince’s Sign O’ The Times: celebrating 30 years of genius (gq-magazine.co.uk)

10 years ago today, Prince stormed Minneapolis with three 7/7/07 gigs and played First Avenue for the final time (thecurrent.org)

In the mid-2000s, Prince had returned to the mainstream spotlight in a way he hadn’t since the 1980s. His battle with his longtime label, Warner Bros., was over. He had reclaimed his birth name, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was living out in Los Angeles, throwing star-studded purple parties at his famous 3121 house. By early 2007, he engraved … Continua a leggere 10 years ago today, Prince stormed Minneapolis with three 7/7/07 gigs and played First Avenue for the final time (thecurrent.org)

Prince’s Paisley Park Announces Battle of the Bands (Pitchfork.com)

Prince’s estate Paisley Park has announced its first-ever battle of the bands competition, Musicology (which shares a name with Prince’s 2004 album). Nine artists will be selected from video submissions to compete from August 31—September 3 at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with the focus of the event being “Real Music by Real Musicians.” FONTE:  pitchfork.com Continua a leggere Prince’s Paisley Park Announces Battle of the Bands (Pitchfork.com)

‘Purple Rain’ outtakes: A track-by-track guide to the deluxe edition (The Current.com)

During 1983 and 1984, no one ruled the charts like Prince. To give you an idea of how much music the man was creating, in the first seven months of 1984 he recorded entire albums for the Time, Apollonia 6, Sheila E., and the Family as well as multiple B-sides and even a few songs for the soundtrack to a little movie called Purple Rain. I’ll … Continua a leggere ‘Purple Rain’ outtakes: A track-by-track guide to the deluxe edition (The Current.com)

Prince’s Dad John Nelson: New Song to Be Released on His 101st Birthday (Billboard.com)

A new song from Prince’s late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday. Prince’s half-sister, Sharon Nelson, produced the jazzy “Heart of Mine” by John L. Nelson and said it is the first single from the album, “Don’t Play With Love, The John L. Nelson Project,” to be released Oct. 27. FONTE: billboard.com Continua a leggere Prince’s Dad John Nelson: New Song to Be Released on His 101st Birthday (Billboard.com)

Universal Moves Ahead to Nullify Prince Recorded-Music Deal (Variety.com)

According to court papers made public Tuesday, Universal Music Group is moving ahead with its plans to rescind the $31 million recorded-music deal it struck with the Prince estate announced in February. In a heavily redacted document, the company restates its claim that it was misled by the estate’s special music advisors in the deal, and that it paid for rights to music that is under contract to Warner Music Group. FONTE: … Continua a leggere Universal Moves Ahead to Nullify Prince Recorded-Music Deal (Variety.com)

Nile Rodgers ha scritto un pezzo su Prince e non gli è piaciuto (rollingstone.it)

Nile Rodgers ha rivelato che un brano ispirato a Prince è stato rimosso dal nuovo album degli Chic. «Le ultime due volte che l’ho visto è stato durante un suo concerto (eravamo insieme sul palco) e più avanti, quando è venuto a vedere il mio show», ha dichiarato Rodgers a Pitchfork prima di salire sul palco di Glastonbury. FONTE:  rollingstone.it Continua a leggere Nile Rodgers ha scritto un pezzo su Prince e non gli è piaciuto (rollingstone.it)

Album of the Week: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Edition (Billboard.com)

Given that we’re at least a decade into the era where every classic album imaginable has been released in a ‘deluxe’ or ‘special edition’ format at least once, you can be forgiven for regarding the just-released Purple Rain (Deluxe) from the late Prince with some suspicion – particularly since it comes on the heels of his tragic, unexpected death at 57 just over a year ago.  FONTE:  billboard.com Continua a leggere Album of the Week: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Edition (Billboard.com)