Purple Pain: Prince Answers Tribute With Legal Threat
Prince found out about a special cover-song tribute collection that a group of Norwegian musicians had put together in honour of the artist's 50th birthday, and sent a threatening legal letter to the organizer of the tribute, ordering that all copies of the cover-song collection be destroyed or a lawsuit will be filed.
The project was the brainchild of Christer Falck, a Norwegian record-label owner and television star, who asked 50 prominent musicians to pick their favourite Prince song and do a cover version. He then made just 5,000 copies of the resulting 5-disc special boxed set and distributed them around the world, a venture for which (according to a Norwegian newspaper report) he made no money whatsoever. - Read more
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