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Prince's Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies After Tumour Battle

Just over a year after the untimely death of R&B hero Prince, his long-time drummer John Blackwell Jr. is also announced to have died at the age of just 43 on Independence Day. The death...

New Prince Ep 'Deliverance' Pulled From Streaming Services After Lawsuit From Estate

A new EP of unreleased Prince material that was announced in time to mark the first anniversary of the late singer’s death has been pulled from iTunes and other streaming services’ release schedules after his...

Prince Celebrated With 'Deliverance' Ep One Year After His Death

The first posthumous EP from Prince is set to arrive this week in the shape of 'Deliverance'; a 6-track collection named for the lead single of the same name. It marks the first anniversary of...

Our Guide To Record Store Day 2017

Much has been made of the ‘vinyl revival’ in albums sales over the last five years or so, with old-fashioned records going ever upwards while CD sales and download sales plateau or tumble. The upsurge...

Sinead O'connor Retracts Claims About Arsenio Hall Giving Drugs To Prince

Sinead O’Connor has publicly apologised to comedian Arsenio Hall this week, for claiming last year that he had given drugs to the late singer Prince and insinuating that he had had something to do with...

The Late Prince's Back Catalogue Of 'Unreleased Gems' Will Be Released By Warner Bros

The late Prince's back catalogue of ''unreleased gems'' is set to be released by Warner Bros. The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker - who tragically died in April last year aged 57 - is set to have...

Universal Announces Deal To Release Material From Prince's Vault

Universal has announced the conclusion of a deal to release large swathes of the late pop star Prince’s massive archive of unreleased material, known as ‘The Vault’.Announcing the deal on Thursday evening (February 9th), the...

Nile Rodgers Felt He'd Been 'Struck By Lightning Twice' When Prince Died

Nile Rodgers felt he'd been ''struck by lightning twice'' when Prince died. The 64-year-old artist has admitted he was deeply wounded when he heard the news the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker had died in April this...

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 Paisley Park Is Now Officially A Permanent Museum

The sprawling residence and studio complex of Paisley Park is set to become a permanent shrine to the late pop icon Prince, after the local council approved plans to re-purpose the property as a permanent...

New Prince Album To Feature Unreleased Track 'Moonbeam Levels'

The first posthumous releases from Prince are coming soon, starting with a greatest hits collection entitled 'Prince 4Ever'. Along with that comes a never before heard song entitled 'Moonbeam Levels'; an uplifting piano/guitar number with...

First Posthumous Prince Releases Announced

Ever since the enigmatic and prolific pop icon Prince died earlier this year, one of the subjects of keen speculation has been about what will happen to the contents of his legendary ‘Vault’ of unreleased...

Stevie Wonder And Christina Aguilera Included In Star-studded Prince Tribute Event

Stevie Wonder is set to head up a star-studded tribute concert to the legendary Prince in St. Paul, Minnesota next month, that will also feature performances and appearances from people in the late star’s inner...

The Revolution Pay Tribute To Their Legendary Frontman Prince In Minneapolis

Prince's prodigious backing band the Revolution have reunited in honour of the late 'Purple Rain' singer for the first of three shows at the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. It's the first time the group have...

Prince's Paisley Park Estate To Opened For Public Tours

Paisley Park, the home and studio complex belonging to the late pop superstar Prince, is to open for public guided tours from October, according to the trust company overseeing his estate.Bremer Trust announced on Wednesday...

Coldplay Invite James Corden Onstage To Play Prince Tribute

James Corden teamed up with Coldplay to pay tribute to the late pop legend Prince at the Hollywood Rose Bowl this weekend, as the two duetted on a version of his song ‘Nothing Compares 2...

Powerful Fentanyl Labelled As 'Hydrocodone' Found At Prince's Home

It has just been revealed that medication labelled as hydrocodone that was removed from Prince's home following his death actually contained dangerous amounts of the opioid fentanyl which was actually his cause of death. An...

Prince "Secretly Bought 'Purple Rain' House" Months Before Death

Prince secretly bought the Minneapolis house which featured in his 1984, semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain, it has been revealed. Prince purchased the property just eight months before his death and is said to have paid...

Chaka Kahn Enters Rehab For Prescription Drug Addiction

Representatives for singer Chaka Khan have confirmed that the 63-year-old has entered rehab to battle her ‘dependence on prescription pain medications’. Kahn’s decision to seek treatment reportedly came after the passing of her friend Prince...

Prince Online Museum Launches, Archiving The Star's Websites Over The Years

A detailed internet archive showcasing many of Prince’s official websites over the years has been launched today.Called the Prince Online Museum, it was made available on Monday (July 4th) and arrives precisely 10 years after...

Prince's Paisley Park Estate Could Be Opened Up To Guided Tours

The company overseeing the distribution and management of Prince’s estate are considering opening Paisley Park, the massive studio complex in Minnesota that the late singer called his home, up to the public for guided tours.According...

Tidal Releases 15 Prince Albums To Mark His 58th Birthday

Tidal are celebrating what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday today by adding 15 more of his albums their catalogue. Prince had been a vocal supporter of Jay Z’s Tidal and he released his...

Prince Died From Opioid Overdose, Official Quoted As Saying

Test results show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, according to an anonymous law enforcement official who has seen the report.The Associated Press on Thursday (June 2nd) quoted the official, who “spoke on condition...

Michael Eavis Reveals Prince Was 'In Talks' To Headline This Year's Glastonbury

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has revealed that Prince was close to performing at this year’s festival, which will now be headlined by Adele, Coldplay and Muse. Speaking to The Sun, Eavis said he was sad...

Richard Ashcroft: 'Prince's Death Should Push Us All To Do More'

Tributes have been pouring out from the world's biggest music stars since the icon's untimely death on 21 April (16), and the former The Verve star hopes his death will inspire his peers...

Prince's Bright Yellow Guitar To Go Up For Auction

A Beverly Hills auction house is selling a uniquely shaped, bright yellow guitar used by the late Prince, just over a year after the current owner first bought it at auction. Heritage Auctions is selling...

Prince's Musicology 'Inspiration' Files Creditor's Claim

Kimberly Felecia Potts claims the Purple Rain legend promised to reward her with a princely payment to thank her for giving him the creative boost to create Musicology. In legal papers, Alabama...

Man Claiming To Be Prince's Son Requests Dna Test

A 39 year old man currently imprisoned in Missouri has come forward with a claim that he’s the biological son of the late singer Prince, and has requested a DNA test to prove it, according...

Rare Prince Signature Up For Auction

A superfan obtained the documents for the late icon's first exclusive deal with talent agents at the Creative Artists Agency back in 2005, when she paid $10,000 (£6,930) for the papers, and now...

Glastonbury Plans Prince And David Bowie Tributes

Glastonbury Festival is planning a tribute to Prince, in addition to its confirmed plans to commemorate the late David Bowie next month.The festival’s organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC on Wednesday (May 4th) that a...

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