Prince News Stories

• Morris Day Marks Prince Death Anniversary With New Video
Morris Day of The Time, a band Prince helped create and controlled, has commemorated his former boss with a new music video

• Lady Gaga Talks Mental Illness With Prince William
Lady Gaga opened up about her struggles with mental illness in a Facetime conversation with Prince William

• Prince Was Biggest Selling Artist Of 2016
Following his unexpected accidental death last April, Prince went on to sell more albums than anyone

• Prince's 'Deliverance' EP Release In Limbo
A new Prince EP entitled 'Deliverance' was scheduled to hit stores today timed to the anniversary of the music icon's death

• New Prince EP With Unreleased Songs May Be Released Friday
A new Prince EP entitled 'Deliverance' featuring six previously unreleased tracks may be released this Friday

• Prince Search Warrants Unsealed By Officials
Officials unsealed court documents to reveal details surrounding the first searches of Prince's Paisley Park estate

• Prince's Ex-Wife Says New Memoir Is Not A Tell-All
In her new memoir Mayte reflects on Prince's role in her life but doesn't think of the book as a 'tell-all.'

• Nikka Costa Streams Cover Of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Nikka Costa is giving fans an early taste of her forthcoming album with the release of her unique rendition of the classic Prince song

• A Look Back At Prince's 'Sign O The Times' 30 Years Later
Thirty years ago today (March 31), Prince released 'Sign O The Times,' a sprawling double album that featured some of his greatest songs

• Michael Jackson's Children Paris and Prince Get Complimentary Tattoos
Paris and Prince Jackson recently spent some quality time together at the tattoo parlor

• Rock Hall Announce ELO, Journey Presenters and Prince Tribute
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have confirmed the special presenters for this year's induction

• Will Smith Takes Part In Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast Reunion
It's been 27 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air hit televisions and made Will Smith into a household name

• Prince Retains Most Extensive Record Ever Sold Honor
Prince retains the record for the most extensive record every sold for his Black Album which sold for a $15,000

• David Bowie, Prince, Jimmy Page Lead Record Store Day Releases
Special releases from late music legends David Bowie and Prince highlight the special offering from this year's Record Store Day

• Dave Chappelle Reflects On Prince's Death
Dave Chappelle famously impersonated Prince on his Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show

• Prince's Former Band The Revolution Extend Reunion Tour
Prince's former band The Revolution have vastly expanded their upcoming North American tour with the addition of a new leg

• Sinead O'Connor Sorry For Arsenio Hall, Prince Drugs Accusation
About a week after Prince died in Minnesota, Sinead O'Connor posted on Facebook that the singer was a 'long time hard drug user'

• Prince's Music Reaches Almost 5 Million Streams In Two Days
Upon the arrival of Prince's Warner Bros. Records music to streaming services on February 12, the number of music streams

• Guns N Roses Mom Claims Prince Death Connection In New Book
Deanna Adler, the mother of original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, says in her tell-all book that her son

• Classic Prince Albums Added To Streaming Services
Prince's Warner Bros. Records album catalog, including the iconic 'Purple Rain', were added to digital music streaming services

• Prince and George Michael To Receive Special Grammy Tributes
Late music icons Prince and George Michael are both set to receive special tributes during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

• Prince's Former Band The Revolution Announce Spring Tour
The remaining members of Prince's former band The Revolution have announced that they be hitting the road this spring for special shows in four cities across the U.S.The mini-tour will launch a year after the untimely death of the music legend. The first show will take place on April 21st at the Metro in Chicago and includes stops in Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.The lineup of the group consists of Dez Dickerson, Andrι Cymone, Bobby Z. Gayle Chapman, Matt Fink, Lisa Coleman, Mark Brown (a.k.a. Brownmark) and Wendy Melvoin, according to the Facebook listing. See the dates

• Bruno Mars To Lead Prince Tribute At Grammys?
Bruno Mars is among the list of pop stars set to perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12th

• WVM Song Inspired By 80s Era Bowie, Prince and Peter Gabrial
Los Angeles based electronic musician, visual artist, and multi-instrumentalist WVM has released a brand new single

• Heart's Nancy Wilson Teams With Prince Bandmate For New Group
Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson is launching her new project, Roadcase Royale, with the release of the group's debut single

• Prince Estate Inks Deal With Irving Azoff Founded GMR
The Prince estate has inked a deal with Irving Azoff founded Global Music Rights (GMR) to represent the catalog of songs

• Prince Had Almost $1 Million In Gold Bars
When Prince unexpectedly passed away in April, he left behind a treasure trove of unreleased music.

• Jeff Beck And Steven Tyler Covered Prince's 'Purple Rain' 2016 In Review
Jeff Beck threw an epic 50-year celebration party concert and paid tribute to Prince with a cover of 'Purple Rain.'

• Prince's Cause Of Death Confirmed 2016 In Review
In early June it was revealed that the cause of Prince's death was an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl

• Paul McCartney Tributes Prince In Minneapolis 2016 In Review
The Beatles were a huge influence on Prince so it is only fitting that Paul McCartney paid tribute

• Prince Tops Album Chart, Dominates Top 10 Following Death 2016 In Review
In the wake of his untimely death in April, Prince has topped the Billboard 200 Album Chart

• Judge Orders Prince's Divorce Papers To Be Made Public
Prince's second marriage to Manuela Testolini ended in divorce in 2006.

• The Revolution's Wendy Heartbroken Over Prince Drug Death
Prince's backing band The Revolution is heartbroken that their bandleader's death will be forever connected with drugs

• Beyonce Was Google's Most Searched Music Star Of 2016
Google has revealed its most searched artists and songs of 2016 and Beyonce has topped both lists.

• Prince Was In Talks for Reality Show Before His Death
Prince was reportedly in talks with Netflix for a reality series centered on his home of Paisley Park

• Jay-Z Tried To Obtain Rights Prince's Catalog Following His Death
After Prince's untimely death in April, many fans flocked to Tidal to stream his catalog when it became availabl

• Jay-Z Tried To Obtain Rights Prince's Catalog Following His Death

• Prince Fans Pays Tribute With Christmas Light Show
Even though Prince passed away in April, the tributes to him continue. One Minnesota family found a holiday-centric way

• Prince R U Listening Documentary Set To Be Released Next Year
A new documentary on the late music legend Prince is slated for release in 2017.

• Prince Four-Day Celebration 2017 Event Announced
Prince's former residence of Paisley Park in Minnesota will celebrate the late legend with a four-day event next year

• Bowie, Prince, Nirvana Classics Lead Additions To Grammy Hall of Fame
While the Grammy awards are not really thought of as a major force in rock, the genre is represented in some of the most recognizable songs

• Ed Sheeran's Face Gashed By Princess?
Photos are circulating of British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran with a cut on his face.

• Previously Unreleased Prince Song 'Moonbeam Levels' Revealed
When Prince passed away in April it was said he left behind a vault full of never-before-heard songs

• Prince's Estate Takes Federal Action Against Jay Z's Tidal
Prince's estate has taken their copyright infringement case against Jay Z's Roc Nation to federal court.

• Upon A Burning Body Release Fresh Prince Themed Video
Upon A Burning Body have released a video for their track B.M.F. The video was shot in the style of hit 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince

• Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Origins Of Prince Of Darkness Nickname
Ozzy Osbourne says that the track Black Sabbath is 'the scariest song ever written.'

• Prince, Rolling Stones, Jack White Record Store Day Exclusives
Prince, the Rolling Stones and Jack White vinyl exclusives have all been announced for this year's Record Store Day's Black Friday

• Prince's Paisley Park To Become A Permanent Museum
Prince's Paisley Park home in Minnesota has been given the green light to become a permanent museum.

• Prince's Early Gibson Guitar Going Up For Auction
A 1959 vintage Gibson L48 archtop belonging to Prince is set for auction on November 5.

• Prince 'Purple Rain' Deluxe Edition, Prince 4Ever Albums Announced
A Prince greatest-hits collection called Prince 4Ever and a deluxe edition of the landmark 'Purple Rain' are set to be released

• Prince Siblings Want Potential Heir's Claims Denied
Prince's siblings have asked a judge not to name Brianna and Victoria Nelson as heirs to the late musician's estate

• Video From Prince Tribute Concert Goes Online
For Prince fans, Minnesota was the place to be on Thursday evening (Oct. 13)

• John Mayer Pulls Out Of Prince Tribute Concert
John Mayer has pulled out of the Prince Tribute Concert, which will take place tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota

• Prince's 1995 Gold Experience Demo Breaks Record
Discogs has set a new price record with the sale of Prince's The Versace Experience Prelude 2 Gold

• Prince's Ashes Put On Display At Paisley Park
Prince's ashes have been put on display at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

• Justin Timberlake Dedicates New Concert Film To Prince
Last year, Justin Timberlake captured the final performance of his 20/20 Experience World Tour

• Prince's Sister Spent Two Years Preparing For Him To Die
Prince's sister Tyka Nelson has revealed that she worried about her brother dying for two years before the music legend passed away

• Prince's Paisley Park Museum Allowed To Open
Prince's Paisley Park will be open for business, but not quite as planned.

• Prince's Paisley Park Museum Hits Political Road Block
Chanhassen, Minnesota faces a tough decision: Does it want to become a Prince 'tourist town?'

• A Look Back At Prince's 'Diamonds and Pearls' 25 Years Later
Twenty five years ago this weekend (October 1), Prince released Diamonds and Pearls, his first album with his longtime backing band

• Prince Tribute Show Sells Out Almost Instantly
Prince fans scrambled to buy tickets for The Official Prince Tribute, a Celebration of Life and Music

• Christina Aguilera, John Mayer Lead Prince Tribute Concert Lineup
A star-studded tribute concert in Prince's home state of Minnesota will gather together some of the biggest names

• Prince's First Wife to Write Book About Life With Him
Prince's first wife Mayte Garcia, who was married to the late pop star from 1996 to 2000, has announced that she is writing a book

• Dwight Yoakam Covers Prince Classic On New Album
Dwight Yoakam has recorded a bluegrass version of Prince's 'Purple Rain' which he will include on his new album

• Prince's Unreleased 'Camille' Being Auctioned
A unreleased Prince album which he recorded as his alter-ego, Camille back in 1986, is being auctioned

• Prince's Revolution Band Reunites In Minneapolis
The Revolution reunited in Minneapolis last week for the first of a series of shows and video from the reunion has been posted online.

• Apollonia Makes Appearance At 'Purple Rain' Celebration
Since Prince died in April, there have been tributes from many of his former proteges, from Sheila E. to Carmen Electra

• Gene Simmons Says Prince's Death Was A Choice
Outspoken KISS star Gene Simmons has reignited the controversy of his comments about Prince's death

• Quickies: KISS Concert Stopped By Tornado, Prince's Paisley Park Public Opening, Fear Factory, Exciter Reunion, more
A roundup of quick music news stories for Friday, August 25th including KISS, Prince, Fear Factory, Everytime I Die, Exciter and more

• Minnesota Wild To Use Prince Anthem In Next NHL Season
The Minnesota Wild share a home state with late music icon Prince, and they'll pay tribute in the next NHL season

• Coldplay Cover Prince Classic With James Corden
Coldplay invited a special guest performer to the stage on Sunday (Aug. 21) during their set at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles

• Powerful Synthetic Drugs Found At Prince's Home
Synthetic drugs 50 times stronger than heroin were found at Prince's home in the days after his death

• Prince Estate Given Permission to Sell Six Properties
Nearly four months after Prince's death on April 21st, a judge in Minnesota has given permission

• Jeff Beck And Steven Tyler Cover Prince's 'Purple Rain'
Rock guitar legend Jeff Beck threw an epic 50-year celebration party concert at the Hollywood Bowl

• Weird Al Reflects On 'Decades of Weirdness' With Prince
Weird Al Yankovic mourned Prince's death with the rest of the music community, but it came with a bittersweet sting

• Prince's Family Reveal Tribute Concert Plans
Prince's family have unveiled plans to mount a tribute concert in Minneapolis on October 13

• Italian Composers Receiving Royalties For Prince Song
Two Italian songwriters, Bruno Bergonzi and Michele Vicino are now officially receiving royalties for a Prince hit

• Sting Including Prince Tribute Song On His New Album
Former Police frontman Sting has revealed that he will be including a tribute to music legend Prince

• Adele Offers Strange Tribute to Prince At Tour Kickoff
Adele kicked off her much-anticipated North American tour to a sold out crowd at the Xcel Energy Center

• Coldplay Unplug For Tribute to Prince
In the wake of Prince's death, artists of all different styles have paid tribute to the iconic musician

• The Revolution Announce First Shows Without Prince
Prince's band The Revolution has announced their first shows since his passing

• Prince Legacy Explored In Online Museum
Despite Prince's contentious relationship with the web and social media in the last few years of his life

• Prince Purple Rain Jacket Fetches $96,000At Auction
A blazer worn by Prince in 1984 movie Purple Rain has sold for $96,000

• Judge Orders Some Prince DNA Claimants' Documents To Be Released
A wide variety of claimants have come forward insisting that they are related to Prince.

• Prince's 'Purple Rain' Jacket And Ruffled Shirt Being Auctioned Online
Prince's long-sleeved white ruffled shirt and motorcycle jacket from Purple Rain will both be available on eBay

• Prince Harry Joins Coldplay on Stage
Kensington Palace is a treasured national landmark and royal residence in the United Kingdom

• Prince Changed Steven Wilson's Aversion To Streaming
Steven Wilson allowed his music to become available on streaming services after he performed a tribute to Prince

• Prince's Custom Yellow Cloud Guitar Fetches Over $137K
Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar which he used throughout the 90s has sold at auction for $137,500.

• Judith Hill Thought She Saw Prince Die
Grammy winner and contestant on The Voice, Judith Hill was on the flight to Paisley Park with Prince on April 15

• Unreleased Prince Music Used In Versace Fashion Show
Following the death of Prince, reports abounded about the sheer volume of unreleased songs his Paisley Park vault

• Prince Unreleased Music May Fuel Broadway Musical and More
Former EMI executive Charles Koppelman and Prince's lawyer will be overseeing all the music Prince left behind

• Nick Jonas Reveals How He Was Inspired By Prince
Nick Jonas released new album Last Year Was Complicated earlier this month

• Prince 'Tribute' Comic Book Released
Prince has been deified in film, television, photos and now he has been immortalized in comic book form

• Prince BET Awards Tribute To Include Sheila E, the Roots, D'Angelo
A Prince tribute featuring Sheila E., the Roots, D'Angelo and Janelle Monae will take place at the 2016 BET Awards

• Judge Makes Ruling On Prince's Estate
When Prince died in April without a will, it was difficult for Bremer Trust, which administers his estate

• Missy Elliott Lost Music Sent To Her By Prince
No one would like to hear a collaboration between Missy Elliott and Prince more than Missy Elliott.

• Prince Said Muhammad Ali Was His Hero
Prince met Muhammad Ali for the first time in 1997 during a press conference for a concert

• Prince 911 Caller Believes His Death Could Have Been Prevented
The man who called 911 to report Prince's death says he has thought about how his passing could have been prevented

• Questlove Gives 38 Reasons Why Prince Was A Hip-Hop Pioneer
Questlove felt inspired to hammer out 40 reasons why the Prince should be considered a hip-hop pioneer

• Prince's Cause Of Death Confirmed
The cause of Prince's death was an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl


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