Prince believes playing the electric guitar has stopped him from going bald.

The 52-year-old pop legend - who can play 27 different instruments - is convinced the electricity that flows through a guitar when he strums it is the reason he still has luscious locks.

He said: "Playing electric guitar your whole life does something to you. I'm convinced all that electricity racing through your body made me keep my hair."

Prince - who has released over 30 albums during his career - also admits he can't "function" properly if he can't record songs.

The 'Purple Rain' singer - who releases his new album '20TEN' for free in the UK this Saturday (10.07.10) through a promotion with the Daily Mirror newspaper - said: "Music is my life. It's my trade. If I can't get it out of my head I can't function. Someone told me recently they saw me at my peak, but how do they know when my peak is? I think I'm improving all the time. When I listen to my old records I'm ashamed of how I played them."