Copyright Issues

On September 14, 2007, Prince announced that he was going to sue YouTube and eBay because they “are clearly capable of  filtering sexual content but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized… Continue reading

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Stage Names

In 1993, during negotiations regarding the release of Prince’s album The Gold Experience, a legal battle ensued between Warner Bros. and Prince over the artistic and financial control of Prince’s output. During the lawsuit, Prince appeared… Continue reading

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Personal Life

Over the years Prince has been romantically linked with many celebrities, including Kim Basinger, Madonna, Vanity, Sheila E., Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Anna Fantastic,  Sherilyn Fenn,  and Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. Prince… Continue reading

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20Ten, Internet Rejection and Welcome 2 America : 2010 to Present

In January 2010, Prince wrote a new song, “Purple and Gold”, inspired by his visit to a Minnesota Vikings football game against the Dallas Cowboys. The song is a simple, drumline-driven track. The following… Continue reading

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LotusFlow3r and Beyond : 2008 to 2010

On December 18, 2008, Prince premiered four songs from his new album on LA’s Indie rock radio station Indie 103.1. The radio station’s programmers Max Tolkoff and Mark Sovel had been invited to Prince’s home to… Continue reading

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Super Bowl XLI and Planet Earth : 2007 to 2008

On February 2, 2007, Prince played at the Super Bowl XLI press conference. He and the band played a set comprising Chuck Berry’s hit, “Johnny B. Goode”, “Anotherloverholenyohead” from Parade and “Get On the Boat” from… Continue reading

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Move to Universal and 3121 : 2005 to 2006

In late 2005 Prince signed with Universal Records to release his album, 3121, on March 21, 2006 ). The first single was the Latin-tinged “Te Amo Corazon”, the video for which was directed by… Continue reading

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Turnaround : 2000 to 2005

On May 16, 2000, Prince ceased using the Love Symbol moniker and returned to using “Prince” again, after his publishing contract with Warner/Chappell expired. In a press conference, he stated that, after being freed… Continue reading

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Break the Chains : 1994 to 2000

In 1994, Prince’s attitude towards his artistic output underwent a notable shift. He began to view releasing albums in quick succession as a means of ejecting himself from his contractual obligations to Warner Bros.… Continue reading

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The New Power Generation and Symbolism : 1991 to 1994

1991 marked the debut of Prince’s new band, The New Power Generation. With guitarist Miko Weaver and long-time keyboardist Doctor Fink gone, Prince added bass player Sonny T., Tommy Barbarella on keyboards, and a brass section… Continue reading

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