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Jimi Hendrix And Prince's Guitars Up For Auction

Valuers at Bonhams expect Hendrix's instrument, an Epiphone acoustic guitar, to sell for more than $100,000 (£79,000) when it goes under the hammer as part of the auction house's annual entertainment sale....

Prince Bugged The Revolution Bandmates With Early Morning Calls

The group was only in existence for three years, but recorded Prince's most famous albums and appeared as his band in the film Purple Rain. The bandmates regrouped after the music icon's death...

Prince Was Planning Paisley Park Reality Show

The fabled compound in the music icon's native Minnesota was recently transformed into a museum and opened up to fans, but Prince had also been considering inviting cameras into the property to document...

Prince's Estate Administrators To Leave In January

The Purple Rain rocker passed away in April (16) from a fentanyl overdose and the Bremer Trust were made temporary special administrators of his estate shortly after. Their current term is due to...

Jay Z's Roc Nation Applied To Manage Prince's Music After His Death

The Purple Rain icon, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, passed away in April (16) from a fentanyl overdose, and the Bremer Trust was appointed to run his estate - choosing Prince's longtime attorney,...

Prince's Estate Officials Spend $2.3 Million On Lawyers For Three Months

Bremer Trust bank bosses were placed in charge of the superstar's estate following his death from a drug overdose in April (16), when he passed away without leaving a will. They have since...

New Prince Documentary Coming In 2017

A new Prince documentary focusing on the late pop legend's early years and journey to super-stardom is being released next year.'Prince: R U Listening?' will tell the remarkable story of how the 'Raspberry Beret' singer...

Prince's Friends And Collaborators Join Forces For New Documentary

Prince: R U Listening? will feature anecdotes from Pepe Willie, who gave the teenage star a big break as the guitarist in his band 94 East, and the Purple Rain singer's longtime sidekicks...

First Anniversary Of Prince's Death To Be Marked By Event At Paisley Park

A four-day celebration at Paisley Park has been organised for next April to mark the first anniversary of Prince’s death, it has been announced.Taking place at the late singer’s home and studio complex in Chanhassen,...

Prince's Estate To Host Four-day Event In His Honour

Prince's Paisley Park estate is to host a four-day event in honour of the late music legend.The festival called 'Celebration 2017' will celebrate the life of the late 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - who died at...

David Bowie And Prince Songs Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

David Bowie, Prince and Nirvana's biggest hits are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 2017. The late music legend's 1971 hit 'Changes', the grunge pioneer's classic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit and the...

Prince Festival Planned At Paisley Park

Family and friends are planning a four-day festival at the compound. Celebration 2017, which will begin on 20 April (17), will feature performances from Prince's bands The Revolution and 3rdEyeGirl, and longtime...

Woman Wrestles Prince Estate Bosses Insisting She Is Sole Heir

Claire Elisabeth Elliott has filed a request for the court overseeing the Prince estate battle to remove Bremer Trust bank officials as the administrator, insisting she is his sole heir. Elliott plans...

David Bowie And Prince Make The Cut For Grammy Hall Of Fame

Officials at The Recording Academy have chosen Elvis' Jailhouse Rock from 1957, Bowie's 1972 hit Changes, and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit from 1991 among the songs to enter the Hall of Fame....

Alicia Keys: 'I Should Have Written About Prince Meeting'

The soul singer recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of her debut album Songs in A Minor and admits her life was so crazy back then, she should have written things down.  Asked what advice she would...

Prince Honoured At The American Music Awards

Prince's sister delivered a heartfelt speech in honour of the late star at the American Music Awards on Sunday (20.11.16).Tyka Nelson, 56, collected the music legend's award for Favourite Soundtrack, which he was posthumously awarded...

Prince's Purple Rain Album Scores 2016 Top Soundtrack At The Amas

The release, which also picked up two honours back in 1985, was eligible this year (16) thanks to the re-release of the movie following Prince's death in April (16). The late music...

Prince's Estate Sues Jay Z's Roc Nation Over Tidal Streaming

Prince's label NPG Records and NPG Music Publishing filed a federal suit on Tuesday (15Nov16) in the latest development in the estate's battle against Jay Z's streaming service. The star, who died aged 57 from...

Prince's Record Label Sue Roc Nation

Prince's record label has sued Roc Nation for illegally streaming the late music legend's songs.NPG Records claim that the Jay Z-owned company do not have the rights to the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker's digital catalog and...

Jay Z's Tidal Files Legal Notice Over Prince Streaming Rights

According to website Page Six, Tidal made its move after Prince’s estate - which is controlled under bank Bremer Trust - sold the singer's songwriting rights exclusively to Universal Music Group. The music behemoth is...

Sting: I'm Not 'Ready To Die'

Sting isn't ''ready to die''.The 'Shape of My Heart' hitmaker has been reflecting after the tragic passing of many musicians including David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen in 2016 but insists he is not ready...

Sting: David Bowie And Prince Were Gods

Sting believes David Bowie and Prince had ''god-like qualities''.The 65-year-old musician has said he often forgets that the two musical icons - who both tragically passed away this year - aren't immortal, dubbing their passing...

Roger Daltery Doesn't Fear Death

Roger Daltrey doesn't worry about dying despite having many fallen friends.The 72-year-old lead singer of The Who was honoured with The Music Industry Trust Award at London's Grosvenor House on Monday (07.11.16) where he said...

Prince Songs Spark Streaming Row

Prince's music is at the centre of a row between Universal Music Publishing Group and Tidal.The late 'Purple Rain' hitmaker's estate agreed earlier this week to sell the singer's songwriting rights to Universal - meaning...

The Weeknd's Starboy Is A David Bowie Tribute

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' album is a tribute to David Bowie.The 'Can't Feel My Face' hitmaker - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - has revealed that his number one collaboration with Daft Punk and his...

Prince Publishing Catalogue Lands At Universal

The executives announced the worldwide publishing deal on Wednesday (02Nov16) after agreeing terms with members of the late music icon's family and his estate administrators. Terms of the deal have not been...

Mayor Declares Friday Paisley Park Day As Prince's Museum Opens

Earlier this month (Oct16), officials at the Chanhassen City Council postponed the complex's planned 6 October (16) opening amid concerns about traffic and parking issues. A few tours were still permitted, but many...

Prince's Representatives Deny Jay Z Made An Offer On Singer's Vault

On Wednesday (26Oct16), TMZ.com reported that the rapper recently flew Prince's sister Tyka Nelson and her husband, Maurice Phillips, to New York for a meeting to discuss the idea, and put an official offer on...

Jay Z Makes Bid To Purchase Unreleased Prince Music

The Purple Rain hitmaker died in April (16), leaving behind a treasure trove of songs at his Paisley Park compound, which have never been shared with the public. According to TMZ.com, Jay...

Judge Rules Prince's 'Niece' And 'Grandniece' Are Not Heirs

Kevin Eide ruled on Wednesday (26Oct16) that Brianna Nelson and her niece, Victoria Nelson, are not entitled to a share of the music icon's estate. The Nelsons claimed the late Duane Nelson,...

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