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The fate of Prince's memoir is uncertain


Prince performs at 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards

Prince announced just last month that he was working on a memoir to be published in 2017. Rolling Stone called it "one of the most anticipated memoirs in music history." After Prince's death last week, however, the future of the book is uncertain.

From MPR News: Prince - his life and music


Prince at the 2015 American Music Awards

Music icon and Minnesota native Prince died on April 21, 2016, at age 57. In addition to the coverage found here on The Current, our colleagues at sister station MPR News have also been doing extensive reporting on the life of Prince. Explore MPR News' complete archive of Prince stories.

Musicians react to Brussels attacks


Tributes to Brussels victims

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens. Following news of the attacks, several in the music world shared their thoughts via social media. View a collection of some of those messages.

Glenn Frey, Guitarist And Songwriter For The Eagles, Dies At 67


Glenn Frey, guitarist and songwriter of The Eagles

Glenn Frey, Guitarist For The Eagles, Dead At 67 A founding member of one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, Frey was remembered by bandmate Don Henley as "funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven."

2015 In Album Sales: Adele, Adele, Adele


Adele

According to Nielsen Music, the singer's stratospheric success with 25 made her the year's top-selling artist by far -- even though 25 was available in only the last six weeks of 2015. And it was another year of growth for vinyl.

Singer Natalie Cole Dead At 65


Singer Natalie Cole performs

Natalie Cole: Underappreciated But Never Forgotten She who ended Aretha's eight-year Grammy-winning streak deserves more credit than she's usually afforded: she was influential and flexible and a phenomenal singer.