Long before Prince died, he told friends he wanted to turn his Paisley Park home into a museum. Now, the trust company overseeing his estate is exploring the idea to open it up as a tourist attraction like Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
When the news broke that Madonna was slated to honor Prince at the 2016 Billboard awards, the reaction was … mixed. For example, someone started a Change.org petition decrying the choice, and news of the outcry apparently reached Billboard executive producer Mark Bracco, who defended the decision to have Madonna perform on Tuesday to the Associated Press.
Simmons has since apologized for his remarks about Prince in the Newsweek interview. The musician released a lengthy statement on Twitter Tuesday night, explaining his comments were made out of frustration over “what drugs do to the families/friends of the addicts.”
A Minnesota judge has ordered for a sample of Prince's blood to be analyzed to determine his DNA pattern. Judge Kevin Eide ordered the analysis Friday in the wake of people coming forth, claiming to be heirs of the artist, according to Minneapolis StarTribune. Additionally, the judge said that anyone who wanted to make such a claim had only four months to file a notice with the Carver County court.
Singer's representatives had called Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national expert, over a "grave medical emergency." A meeting was planned for what turned out to be the day after star died.
It's been nearly two weeks since Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, and, since then, several story lines showing another side of the musical genius have emerged.
Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday.
It's a little hard to believe but it's been a week now since Prince's sudden death on April 21. Like a lot of you, the Entertain This! crew has been going back and listening to a lot of His Royal Badness' material from across the years, and it's dawned on us that he left behind some pretty solid advice for how 2 live your life.
He chatted about the late legend with Tom Hanks, Leslie Odom Jr., and Jon Batiste.
"He's somewhere within every song I've ever written," singer writes
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others performed the song at the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony
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Prince the Immortal
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The rock star, dead at 57, lived such a blazingly distinctive life as preparation for the day that has now arrived.
“Prince esta muerte. Prince is dead.” A female voice announces these words in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone during The Gold Experience, Prince’s 1995 album. Prince hadn’t actually died, of course—he had changed his name to a symbol and created a brand new identity. He reinvented himself, as he did so many times before and since. So when I hear today that Prince has been reported dead, I can’t help feeling that he’s just undergoing another magical transformation.
Whoopi Goldberg said it best, echoing the thoughts of many celebrities when it came to news of Prince's death: "This is what it sounds like when doves cry."
If you’re looking for a way to mourn the loss of Prince right now, one great way is to drop in on this Minneapolis radio station’s loving tribute to the Purple One. The Current is streaming nothing but Prince at the moment, in chronological order, occasionally pausing to share fond memories that will surely lift your spirits. (For what it’s worth, this is also one of the very few ways to stream Prince.) Elsewhere on the site, more lengthy homages abound, proving that there’s no love for Prince like the love from Minneapolis.
If David Bowie was one space oddity, perhaps too much for this earthly realm in the end, Prince was another.
Prince, the eclectic virtuoso who penned such gems as "Kiss" and "Let's Go Crazy" and who took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, has died.