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Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:42 PM

popbitch.comQueer Eye For The Straight Prince No more swearing for The Purple OnePrince has started his world tour in Australia,claiming this is the last time he'll play his old hits. Now he's a Jehovah's Witness, Prince is refusing to sing anything explicit - so no Cream, Sexy MF, Gett Off etc.His set includes seven tracks from Purple Rain,Sign O' the Times, Nothing Compares 2u (whichhas Alicia Key's Fallin' dropped in) and Kiss, where he's changed the TV reference line from "Dynasty" to "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy."(FYI: Prince has a new 23-year-old wife. She was a fan that he met through the internet.)

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:56 AM

LABEL SLAVE     
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IS Prince ready to become a "slave" to the music industry again? Industry sources say the singer is in California working on his next album and "is shopping it to major labels." Prince, who once performed with the word "slave" on his forehead during contract disputes with Warner Music, had sworn off labels forever, but after his last self-released album, "News," flopped last year, he has reconsidered. It's expected that Prince, who has worked with Clive Davis before, may head to J Records or BMG.

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 03:28 PM

Hmm, is this wife #3? I saw a pic of him and his second wife and she didn't look that young. Good to hear he's touring, too bad all his songs I love are nasty. Luckily I caught him in concert years ago, bad words and all. :D

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:00 AM

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RETURNED: Pop star Prince is taking his show on the road for a tour that will feature the 45-year-old singer's greatest hits, AP reports. Prince will reportedly turn to such classics as "When Doves Cry" and "Little Red Corvette." The tour begins March 29 in Los Angeles and is expected to travel to 38 cities. It will be the first time Prince has toured in six years.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:21 AM

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LIKE IT'S 1999: Prince launching his first nationwide tour in six years to coincide with the release of his latest CD, Musicology.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:09 AM

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LABELED: Prince, 45, who once carped that he was a "slave" to his former record label, has signed with Columbia Records after several years as an independent artist, both parties have announced. The worldwide deal initially covers just the veteran pop star's upcoming album, "Musicology," which Columbia will release in the U.S. on April 20. Said Prince in a statement: "I am really an artist and musician at heart, that's what I do. 'Musicology' has no boundaries or formats. It is long overdue to return to the art and craft of music -- that's what this album is about. School's in session."

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:19 PM

PRINCE'S PROTÉGÉESNY PostHe's now happily married (all that's known about his wife is that her name is Manuela), but for years Prince made a side career out of mentoring starlets. Here's a list of his women: Vanity: Girlfriend; Prince produced her '80s hit "Nasty Girl." She later got religion and renounced her image. Apollonia: Prince changed her name from Patty and cast her in 1984's "Purple Rain"; love interest on- and off-screen. Sheila E.: Never dated Prince but was his drummer through the '80s; he wrote her Top 10 hit "Glamorous Life." Sheena Easton: Dated Prince in the '80s; he wrote her hit "Sugar Walls," and they duetted on "You've Got the Look." Kim Basinger: Dated Prince in late '80s, and they recorded the never-released single "Scandalous Sex Suite." Carmen Electra: Prince changed her name (from Tara Fitzpatrick) and worked on her 1993 self-titled flop. She says they never dated.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:46 PM

Kim Basinger: Dated Prince in late '80s, and they recorded the never-released single "Scandalous Sex Suite."

Um, it was released.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:52 AM

Prince Schools Audience on New TourTODD PETERSONpeople.comPrince, one of pop music's most talented and influential performers over the past several decades, launched a tour Monday night that is certain to be a highlight for years to come.The musician from Minneapolis began his "Musicology" tour at Los Angeles's sold-out Staples Center with a performance that is intended to educate audiences about the joys of live music -- and on that end he did not disappoint, according to reports.In a two-and-a-half-hour set that included an early string of hits such as "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U" and "When Doves Cry," Prince demonstrated why his music has made such an impact since his 1978 debut album "For You," and his musical heyday of the 1980s.He also made allusions to contemporary artists. During the performance of "Controversy" he said, "We do not believe in lip-synching," the Associated Press reports. It was an almost-certain dig at Britney Spears, among other performers, whose latest tour has drawn heavy criticism from attendees who have claimed that nearly the entire event is prerecorded.But Prince didn't seem so much interested in tearing down others as he did in getting the message about his own music out. He has said that this tour will be the last time he plays these hits live, and that has caused many of the tour's early shows to sell out well in advance.Monday's show also proved that Prince, 45, was at least as in touch with fans as many younger performers. In addition to the live performance in L.A., the show was simulcast at select theaters in New York, where audience members also received a free copy of the upcoming album "Musicology." Concertgoers at every tour stop will also receive a copy of the album.Monday also marked the start of Prince's "Musicology Download Store" on his Web site, which allows him to sell his songs directly to fans.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 09:30 AM

EOnline.comNEW POWER GENERATION: Prince partnering with Entriq to launch the Musicology Download Store, a service allowing netizens to download songs from his latest album Musicology, due in stores later this month, as well as selected live and unreleased recordings.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:09 AM

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WHEN FANS CRY: College student Anthony Fitzgerald suing Prince on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting him after he snapped a photo of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as he was walking off a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Fitzgerald claims Prince's bodyguard grabbed his digital camera leaving him "stunned and humiliated."

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 01:58 PM

PRINCE CHARMINGBy DAN AQUILANTENY PostPRINCE"Musicology"NPG RecordsPrince is back and he's bad - and that's good.With the precision of a debutante at her coming-out party, the fuchsia funkster has masterfully orchestrated his re-emergence into the mainstream with high-profile appearances at the Grammys and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today's release of "Musicology" is the cherry on the top of a nutty Prince sundae.While his last two albums - the instrumental "N.E.W.S." and the lame jazz/funk "Rainbow Children" - came off as experimental searches for a new direction, on "Musicology" Prince rediscovers his groove.He's also learned that a single-disc album with a dozen good tunes is preferable to a double disc packed with fillers."Musicology" is more focused than any record Prince has done in more than a decade - and every song's a winner.Here are nods to funk, pillow-talk R&B and gut-busting soul - all the stuff that drenched "Purple Rain," minus the overt sexuality.Maybe that notion of salvation through sex doesn't mesh with the old-fashioned sounds he's toying with.More than likely, these new songs reflect the domestic bliss of the newlywed Prince."When You Call My Name" is an open valentine to his bride. Here Prince sounds seductive, devoted and believable as he sings, "I just can't stop writing songs about you 'cause I love you so much."The album's final track, a medium-tempo pop ballad called "Reflection," is more about the everyday business of being in love - not the fireworks of falling in love. This is the big difference between the now 45-year-old Prince and the kid who shook the pop world 25 years ago.But it's the title track that's the album's stand-out. With its balance of syncopated bass work and sax blasts, "Musicology" is a funked-up homage to the musicians Prince believes he owes a debt to - Sly Stone, James Brown and Public Enemy mastermind Chuck D.When you know the artists Prince bows to, the rest of the album's easy to understand.

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:22 AM

Prince Rules the Airwaves
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by Sarah Hall
Apr 26, 2004, 9:30 PM PT

Prince is on a quest for network domination.

The diminutive funk rocker will take over five channels at once Wednesday, when MTV, MTV2, BET, VH1 and VH1 Classic simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute concert special taped live last week before an audience in New York.

The concert features songs from Prince's latest album, Musicology, plus some of his classic hits.

"This historic broadcast, going out simultaneously over the five most influential music networks, is a tribute to the music and artistry of one of the most singular talents of our time," said Columbia Records exec Will Botwin. "With a fast-paced combination of brilliant performances and compelling interviews, this show will be remembered as one of the most special entertainment events of the year."

Though each of Viacom-owned networks will air the same musical lineup, the broadcasts will feature different interviews with the singer--giving true fans a reason to test the limits of their TiVos.

"The support for Musicology is wonderful," Prince said in a statement. "We're pleased to broadcast the Musicology special throughout the Viacom music channels. It is great to see audiences around the country embracing music again."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is currently on his first major arena tour in six years, promoting Musicology, as well as reportedly performing his best-known body of work live for the last time.

That's right--after the tour, the funk legend is reportedly shelving classic hits such as "Purple Rain," "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret"...and the list goes on. The rationale? He claims he's been "wanting to make room for new music."

He wants his fans to make room for new music as well--to that end he's giving each concertgoer a copy of Musicology at the door.

Originally touted by the singer as a free CD, tour promoters have revealed that the cost of the album was actually factored into the price of each concert ticket--which ranged in cost from $47 to $75 in most cities.

Fans who want to see the show are therefore given no choice about buying the album (albeit at a discounted price). However, judging by strong ticket sales and positive tour reviews, it seems that most are okay with ponying up for the CD.

However, some music industry insiders' feathers were ruffled by Nielsen SoundScan's decision last week to count each album passed out as a sold CD.

"These were presented to the public as being free CDs, they are handed to people who had no choice in buying them, and that really shouldn't be recognized as the same as the other albums on the chart," one record label executive told the Los Angeles Times last week.

The "free" CD strategy is expected to add 400,000 to Prince's sales tally--just 100,000 short of certified gold--and that's not counting the albums he sells at retail.

To date, the Grammy-winning artist has sold more than 100 million records over his 20-year career.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month in his first year of eligibility, where his electrifying opening performance proved he's ready to party like it's 2004.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:03 PM

Page Six SIGHTINGSPRINCE, clad in a silk robe and glow-in- the-dark sneakers, blowing kisses to himself onscreen at Butter as he watched a video of one of his Garden concerts with a crowd that included the Rev. Al Sharpton . . .

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:45 PM

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Someone really needs to tell him to stop wearing tight pants. :D

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:45 PM

LOL! I just finished watching Sign o' the Times, haven't seen it in years. The man truly is talented, but he does need something to contain his manhood. :D

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:21 PM

EOnline.com GETTING SERIOUS: Prince's latest video, "Cinnamon Girl," stars Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes as an Arab-American girl in a post-9-11 America who blows herself up in a crowded airport terminal.

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:21 AM

Prince Causes a Stir with New Videoimdb.comThe video for Prince 's new song "Cinnamon Girl" is causing quite a stir before it's even been released, as it follows the hardships of a teen Arab-American girl in a post 9-11 America. The clip, directed by video veteran Phil Harder, features Oscar-nominated Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes as an Arab-American girl who is fed up with the anti-Arab sentiments she encounters in everyday life. Disillusioned and angered, New Zealander Castle-Hughes' character detonates a bomb in an airport terminal, exploding herself and others. But a reverse motion immediately following the explosion reveals that it is only a thought of hers. Prince, who only appears in the video intermittently, sings, "Cinnamon girl mixed heritage / Never knew the meaning of color lines / 9-11 turned that all around / When she got accused of this crime." The video will premiere in America next week.

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 02:48 PM

EOnline.comPRINCE RULES THE ROAD: Prince is the concert tour king. He's in the No. 1 spot on Pollstar's Top 25 tours chart for 2004, grossing $87.4 million. His 69-city, 96-show tour was easily the biggest tour he’d ever done.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:17 PM

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Prince and Manuela Testolini at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, CA




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