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Apollonia Returns To Paisley Park For Purple Rain Anniversary Reunion

Purple Rain star Apollonia returned to Prince's Paisley Park compound in Minnesota for the first time in 30 years on Saturday night (28Jun14) to celebrate the anniversary of the film in which she played the...

Prince Opens Up His Home For Weekend Concert

Fans of reclusive pop superstar Prince will be able to check out his home on Saturday (05Oct13) when the Purple Rain singer opens the pad for a concert to reintroduce his backing band the New...

Hot Chip: Prince Still Sounds Modern

Hot Chip think Prince's music still sounds modern.Band members Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard praise the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - who is counted as one of the defining artists of the 80s for hits...

Lianne La Havas Dreams Of Prince Duet

Rising British singer Lianne La Havas is eyeing a duet with Prince after the Purple Rain icon phoned her and declared himself a fan of her music.The 22-year-old soul star was stunned after receiving a...

Prince Accepts Angels

Prince believes in angels.The 'Purple Rain' singer has been a devout Jehovah's Witness - a form of Christianity whose followers believe the Bible is scientifically and historically accurate and the ultimate "source of truth" -...

Prince's Hair Saving Guitar

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...

Kutcher Mad With Prince

ASHTON KUTCHER has taken aim at his pop idol PRINCE for replacing his hits with improvised jazz sessions at his concerts - because he just wants to hear the hitmaker perform PURPLE RAIN.The actor was...

Prince In Tax Controversy

Prince reportedly owes around $506,000 in taxes.Carver County tax records show the 'Purple Rain' singer - real name Prince Rogers Nelson - and his companies PRN Music Corp. and Paisley Park Enterprises Inc. owe the...

Prince Rivalry Kept Jackson Up At Night

MICHAEL JACKSON's longtime pop rivalry with PRINCE was partly to blame for the superstar's death - because he worked himself into the grave to make sure his comeback shows in London were better than anything...

Purple Rain Tribute Concert Attracts Thousands

Thousands of PRINCE fans proved their loyalty to the superstar at a Thursday night (06Aug09) gig - taking over a New York City park to mark the 25th anniversary of his iconic album PURPLE RAIN.Organisers...

Apollonia Records When Doves Cry For Purple Rain Movie Tribute Album

PRINCE's reclusive one-time protege APOLLONIA has recorded a new version of her former boss' WHEN DOVES CRY for a PURPLE RAIN movie tribute album.Apollonia, real name Apollonia Kotero, was approached to revisit the film in...

Singing Dentist Banned From Covering Purple Rain

PRINCE has banned a dentist who performs opera versions of modern songs from covering his hit Purple Rain.Sony BMG offered NHS employee Andrew Bain a record deal after he sent them operatic version of the...

By on 12 August 2008

Sinatra's From Here To Eternity Turn Tops Acting Poll

Frank Sinatra's performance in From Here To Eternity has been voted the best ever acting performance by a musician.Ol' Blue Eyes was renowned for his voice but performances in On The Town, The Manchurian Candidate...

By on 01 August 2008

Prince Plays Private Party For $2 Million

Pop superstar PRINCE has some extra cash to spend this Christmas (07) - a Miami, Florida businessman recently paid the PURPLE RAIN hitmaker $2 million (GBP1 million) to perform at his 40th birthday party. Happy...

Prince Threatens To Sue Fans

Pop star Prince has sparked an angry backlash by threatening to sue thousands of his fans for breach of copyright on a number of websites.A fans' group named Prince Fans United, representing Housequake.com, Princefans.com and...

By on 07 November 2007

Purple Rain Voted Top Soundtrack

Prince's Purple Rain has been named the greatest soundtrack of all time, seeing off competition from the Beatles and Bee Gees.The soundtrack headed a list of 50 in a one-off publication called Movies Rock, compiled...

By on 24 October 2007

Prince To Play Legendary Minneapolis Venue Again

PRINCE will play the Minneapolis, Minnesota venue he made famous in his film PURPLE RAIN for the first time in 20 years on Saturday (07Jul07). Tickets for the last minute show at First Avenue, where...

Hawkins Stunned By Prince Tribute

FOO FIGHTERS star TAYLOR HAWKINS is still scratching his head after watching PRINCE cover the group's BEST OF ME during his Super Bowl halftime performance - he thought the pop superstar hated the rockers. The...

Prince's Super Bowl Bandanna For Sale

The black bandanna PRINCE wore during his acclaimed Super Bowl halftime performance is up for grabs on auction website eBay just days after his 18-minute show wowed the world. The PURPLE RAIN singer wore the...

Nfl Denies 'Phallic Symbolism' In Super Bowl Halftime Show

The American National Football League (NFL) has rubbished reports singer PRINCE brought the Super Bowl halftime show into disrepute, after some critics likened his guitar to a phallic symbol. The halftime performance at the American...

Timberlake Pokes Fun At Prince

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE poked fun at PRINCE at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills last night (15JAN07) after the pint-sized pop superstar failed to show to collect his Best Song honour. After an awkward wait,...

Timberlake Pokes Fun At Prince

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE poked fun at PRINCE at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills last night (15JAN07) after the pint-sized pop superstar failed to show to collect his Best Song honour. After an awkward wait,...

Prince Donates Song Proceeds To Charity

PRINCE has put any animosity he had with his former record company Warner Brothers behind him and has asked that all money made from the song he wrote for the company's HAPPY FEET film is...

Prince Pens Song For Penguin Film

HAPPY FEET director GEORGE MILLER was a relieved man after hearing the song PRINCE composed for the animated film, because he was scared it wouldn't compare to his earlier work. Miller originally wanted to...

Prince Hints At Vegas Show

PRINCE is fuelling reports he is set to sign a deal to perform regularly in Las Vegas, by placing graphics of the city's Rio resort on his website. On Monday (02OCT06), the PURPLE RAIN hitmaker...

Prince Takes A Swipe At Timberlake

Pop star PRINCE took a humourous swipe at JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE while performing at an Emmy Awards after party on Sunday night (27AUG06) in Hollywood. The 48-year-old PURPLE RAIN star took the stage at West Hollywood's...

Prince's Second Wife Seeks Divorce

Pop star PRINCE's second wife, MANUELA TESTOLINI NELSON, has filed for divorce in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The PURPLE RAIN star has never confirmed he was actually married to Testolini and publicly denounced the legalities of marriage...

Prince Shuts Down Website

Pop star PRINCE abruptly shut down his official website last week (ends 09JUL06) without giving fans any advance notice. An email was sent to website subscribers after NPGMusicClub.com had shut down, stating it was...

Simon Cowell Criticises Prince Over American Idol Performance

Following a strange appearance on American Idol, Prince has come under fire from Simon Cowell for his performance on the show's season finale on 24th May, 2006. The flying visit annoyed Cowell, as the 'Purple...

Prince Rocks Tower Records

PRINCE marked the release of his new album 3121 by making a rare public appearance at Tower Records on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip on Monday night (20MAR06). The star played a private show for 200...

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