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Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth - Legacy Re-issues [Pre-Order Available Now]

February 8, 2019 sees the re-release of the albums Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth in 150G purple vinyl. Available for Pre-order NOW at the Prince Store. Link to purchase is located in first post. Posted by RODSERLING in Prince: Music and More (97 comments)

Ava Duvernay Working on Prince Documentary for Netflix

This would be HUGE... Ava DuVernay is potentially working on a Prince docu for Netflix. She is awesome and we might finally get a Prince documentary worthy of the subject. Super stoked about the possibilities here (and hey, willing to help out! Reach out to us at smile ) Posted by TrivialPursuit in Prince: Music and More (171 comments)

Prince To Receive Honorary Degree From University Of Minnesota - Sept. 26 Tonight!

Prince will be receiving a posthumous Doctorate from the University of Minnesota. A Doctor of Humane Letters! His sister, Tyka, will be accepting this on his behalf. Post your congrats here. Posted by luv4u in Prince: Music and More (20 comments)

Prince Handwritten Lyrics for 'The Ladder'

Some more really amazing stuff turning up at RR Auctions -- handwritten lyrics to The Ladder this time... Posted by BostonRR in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (16 comments)

Prince Estate releases official music video for "Mary Don't You Weep"

The Prince Estate have released an official music video for "Mary Don't You Weep" from the new release "Piano & A Microphone 1983" - watch it here. Posted by QueenofPurplePalace in Prince: Music and More (44 comments)

New PRINCE merchandise at the Estate store

Check out all the new Prince merchandise at the official Prince Estate Store. Posted by Latin in Prince: Music and More (101 comments)

NPG Performing at First Avenue Sept 13 | Worldwide Digital PPV planned for $9.99 - Part II

The PPV price is slated to be $9.99 and a link to the streaming site will be posted on the band’s web site NEWPOWERGENERATION.NET and will be posted on their social media pages. Mark your calendars! Click on link to place your order. Want to meet up with other purple orgers??? There is a link in available just for that! Posted by luv4u in Concerts (36 comments)

The PRN Alumni Foundation Presents Funk*N*Roll Weekend - October 11 - 13, 2018

A benefit concert featuring special guest Candy Dulfer including musical legend Maceo Parker at the Aria Event Center in Minneapolis on October 11. Other amazing events happening during that week. Click on link for more information and purchasing tickets. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (4 comments)

Paisley Park Afterdark - Saturday, September 8

Paisley Park Afterdark DJDanceparty with DJ Mike Mack - Saturday, September 8 from 6 PM - 11 PM. $60.00 entry fee includes Paisley Park Museum Tour. Get your tix! Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings (10 comments)


The Estate is suing Eye Records. Read about it here. Posted by feeluupp in Prince: Music and More (195 comments)

NEWS : Prince's post 1995 catalog hits streaming services, including new 1995-2010 Anthology

As part of the Sony deal announced earlier this year, Prince's post 1995 catalog will shortly be available on streaming services! Posted by dodger in Prince: Music and More (365 comments)

Uncovering Prince with Hans-Martin Buff (Interview)

Now, here's one of the most insightful Prince interviews you'll ever see. Brand new information on "Emancipation", "The Truth", "Crystal Ball", "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic", unreleased songs from the vault, and much more. Check it out! Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (123 comments)

Celebrating Prince - An Evening With the NPG

August 8, 2018 at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click on the link for purchasing tickets and other information (Some pages are in Dutch). Tix will go fast. And click on the tour date link for other locations where they will be touring. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (12 comments)

Jellybean Johnson Experience - July 26, 2018

Jellybean Johnson is having a CD single release party for Put Some Jelly On It!, at Prime 6, 609 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN. No cover charge. DJ Dime spinning the Minneapolis Sound. 8:00 - 11 PM. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (3 comments)

The NPG Performing in London, England at the O2 Arena - August 2, 2018

Ohhhh funky London!!! Check it out! Link to purchase tix posted. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (21 comments)

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“When he lived with me, I thought he wasn’t doing anything during the day while I was away at work, but I found out that he was teaching other kids in the building how to play instruments and that they would have jam sessions. Prince was the kind of person who like to teach and bring out the best in others. - Sharon Nelson on her brother, Prince”June7, 8/17 in the forums

“Well, that WB deal for the PR reissue was developed by those who really didn’t know my brothers business, we are not consulted or asked for input on any of the released materials. You are probably going to see many more mistakes since many of those in charge are not asking us for input and are making decisions while attempting to learn Prince 101. - Sharon Nelson”June7, 8/17 in the forums

Honest question: if Prince's father was the original composer of elements of the Purple Rain melody or even if his work was a subtle inspiration to it, why is that necessarily a bad thing? Sharon definitely left that answer open/vague - and I'm not sure if that was totally on purpose OR if mystique/speaking in riddles is a family trait. IMO - her making it a point to say that PR was one of her faves because "she heard the melody first" from their dad more than likely speaks to there being some kind of fond family memory associated with the melody and later the song. But that's just me...

With that said, I understand everyone's desire to preserve Prince's legacy, but thatt doesn't take ANYTHING away from Prince at all. And frankly, with Prince's varied interests in many styles of music and growing up with a father who seemed to frequently be composing music, I would be VERY surprised if there never was any overlap between music he heard growing up and the music he later created. James Brown, for example, is ALL OVER some of Prince's funk output, so why wouldn't John Nelson be?

”—PurpleMusic07, 8/17 in the forums

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