Entries tagged with: Prince
Prince will release not one, but three albums in the new year. He's in final negotiations with "a major retailer" to distribute the music in physical form, and a highly interactive website will also provide an opportunity to buy. He's not working with a record label. "The gatekeepers have to change," he said several times throughout the evening.Check out LOTUSFLOW3R.COM (an entire new galaxy awaits).
He's found his way back to the sound of "When Doves Cry." The first disc, tentatively titled "MPLSOUND," is an electro-flavored solo effort recorded at Paisley Park Studios. Prince experimented with Pro Tools and "new ways of recording" on these trippy, experimental pop songs. One features a Q-Tip rap; another calls a "Funky Congregation" to worship and may become a live set piece.
He's ready to revive the Quiet Storm. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," he said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixir." The tracks are chill, with Valente's buttery voice melding with beats by Morris Hayes and Prince's guitar lines. Some are explicitly sexual. "This music is nasty, but it's not dirty," Prince said, explaining how sensual music fits in with his much-discussed faith -- he's a Jehovah's Witness. "There's no profanity. It isn't promoting promiscuity. She's singing about her lover, who could be her partner for life."
Okee doke, New York fans, fams, freaks and purpleheads...it's gonna be your turn to party, sooner than you think. Get your fancy pants pressed now, folks: Prince is coming to town.
When? Friday, October 10th.
Location: Wish I could tell you, but as of yet I have no clue.
What I *can* tell you is that it will be a very small capacity show. We're talking INTIMATE. Like, 250 - 300 people intimate. Also, we have learned that Friday night's show will be a L4OA charity benefit gig for the Urban Planning cause, which is an organization Taja Seville has been involved with. This is all we know right now. When we get more info, we will share it as soon as we can
Weezer Hootenanny Live 105 2008-06-20 (madrubicon)
Weezer's Hootenanny Tour rolled into town Saturday at the Vera Project and Ear Candy was fortunate enough to be one of the 200 fans in attendance.One of the songs Weezer was doing at these West coast-only shows was Radiohead's "Creep". Watch the below video, and do it quick before Prince figures out a way to get all songs he covered first removed from YouTube....
What's the Hootenanny Tour? Well, it involves Weezer playing six acoustic songs, surrounded by 200 fans all singing along while jamming with the band on their own instruments. provided.
To get access to the show, which was hosted by 1077 The End, fans had to apply to be part of the performance by letting the station know what instrument they planned on bringing along. For those who did not bring instruments, maracas, shakers, finger tambourines and kazoos were
This meant for one hour a few hundred people got to be a part of Weezer and take part in a recording session with the band. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the set was recorded for use on a future Weezer CD.... [seattlepi]
After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep" at the Coachella festival, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied -- even Radiohead.
All videos of Prince's unique rendition of Radiohead's early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn't Prince's.
In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince's performance from a text message and thought it was "hilarious." Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O'Brien, said the blocking had prevented even him from seeing Prince's version of their song.
"Really? He's blocked it?" asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. "Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment." Yorke added, "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song." [Billboard]
"Prince outshines Jack Johnson at Coachella fest" [Hollywood Reporter]
Prince @ the Coachella Music Festival, 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
photos by Ryan Muir
Prince @ the Coachella Music Festival - April 26, 2008
You are the coolest place on earth right now!" Prince declared to a sea of tens of thousands.The rest of Ryan Muir's photos from the evening are HERE.
Prince, who had been sought out to perform at Coachella since the festival was founded nine years ago, told the crowd that when he agreed to perform, he informed the organizers that he would not only play, but party too.
True to his word, Prince then launched his band -- complete with a horn section and background singers -- into "Jungle Love." Morris Day came out to sing his song, while Prince strolled around the stage with his guitar.
For the beginning of the show, Prince preferred to let his guitar do the talking. He also welcomed the singer and drummer Sheila E, who took the lead for a song and then joined Prince in an extended jam.
Finally, Prince satisfied the crowd with a celebratory performance of "1999." His classic "Little Red Corvette" soon followed. [AP]
Check out the rest of our Coachella coverage HERE.
Check out video of Prince on Leno, HERE.
Check out video of Radiohead on Conan, HERE.
Tonight is Prince's headlining performance at Coachella (April 25, 2008). Last night he played the Late Show with Jay Leno....
Coachella, April 25-27 in Indio, CA
The entire three-day festival lineup with set times can be found HERE.
No word on which day he will crash the party, but Prince will be added to the lineup for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which runs April 25-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, sources tell me.* No confirmation from the artist's websites, which seem to be down (or under construction) at the moment. But this certainly adds some meat to the the festival's slightly protein-starved roster.
Correction: Coachella co-producers AEG Live have responded to this post. Brandon K. Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, writes in an email: "Paul Tollett, the head of our Goldenvoice division and our partner in the festival, just called to tell me that the LA Times put on their blog that Prince was playing Coachella. This is absolutely not true... Regardless of what the Times was told, there is no commitment from Prince to play Coachella." Stay tuned.... this is the Purple One we're talking about, so anything could happen.
Goldfrapp and Aphex Twin were recently announced as additions to the lineup, as well as Serj Tankian, Redd Kross, Kate Nash and Adele. [LA Times]
alternate post title: Kanye West sings tribute to his mama
Prince gave Alicia Keys an award
Daft Punk's official post-Grammy press photo below...
Repetitious images captured Stevie Wonder's Madison Square Garden concert on Saturday because photographers were allowed only minutes to take pictures of Mr. Wonder, who performed with his daughter, Aisha Morris, and others. [NY Times]"Stevie Wonder fans got more than they bargained for last night (Nov. 17), as Tony Bennett and Prince made surprise appearances during the R&B legend's sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden." [Billboard]
"...Yes, Prince came out to play guitar during "Superstition" but they pretty much buried his guitar in the mix until he took a solo which was short and nothing special. And honestly for what Prince has been doing lately to his fans on the internet i really hope people post pictures and videos of him from tonite all over the place. Tony Bennett on the other hand was great as he always is..." [Anonymous]
Lawyers for Prince have ordered several of the superstar's biggest fan sites to remove any image that bears his likeness, prompting fans to form a group to fight the demands.
Three websites, housequake.com, princefams.com and prince.org have come together to form 'Prince Fans United' in response to the situation, which even sees demands to remove images of fans' own tattoos. [NME]
Prince has been busy lately. He played a special, but cut-short show in his hometown. His halftime show was just nominated for two Emmys, and he has a new album out (7/24) which he gave away for free in the UK to help promote the 21 shows he is playing in London, and which he did not release on the Starbucks label. Stream it @ MSN, and oh yeah - perfume too???