Prince

Celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince. This coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

'My Name Is Prince' puts Paisley Park in London's heart


My Name Is Prince - The Official Exhibition at London's O2 Arena

Initially intended to run for 21 days to echo Prince's unparalleled series of shows at London's O2 Arena 10 years ago, 'My Name is Prince, The Official Exhibition' has exceeded expectations and will now give music-lovers on the other side of the Atlantic an extra 50 days to celebrate Prince's life work and to look at items brought over from Minnesota one year after Paisley Park officially opened for tours. Read a description and see photos from the exhibit.

Five reasons Prince was a guitar legend


Prince has been called one of the greatest guitar players of all time — even the greatest. Yet, oddly enough, it seems like he’s been on fewer guitar magazine covers than Dave Mustaine, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mark Tremonti (no disrespect). So much of what people focused on was the mystique of Prince as a performer, singer,…

Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar


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Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar gave Jade his picks for Prince's 12 sexiest songs. Listen to his selections, read about how he chose them, and find out which one he's been regularly covering on tour.

Prince’s B-side strategy


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We all know Purple Rain is godhead, right? And yet, I’d argue that the two best Prince songs of 1984 aren’t even on it. Instead, they were released on the B-sides of that album’s pair of number one hits. In fact, the first released, on the flip side of “When Doves Cry,” the lustrous “17…

Prince’s teal Cloud guitar sells for astonishing $700,000 at auction


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A teal model of Prince’s iconic Cloud guitar has sold at auction for ten times the expected price. At a Saturday auction held by Julien’s, an anonymous buyer paid $700,000 for the instrument, which had been estimated to have a value of just $70,000. The price blew away the $137,500 paid just last year for a…

‘We feel very blessed’: New owners of Prince’s purple house site settle in (and yes, they’re saving the gates)


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One of the most significant sites in Prince history is also one of the most mysterious: the site of Prince’s legendary purple house, on Lake Riley in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince lived there in the first half of the 1980s, and recorded portions of Controversy, 1999, and Sign O’ the Times in the house. With 1999 celebrating its 35th anniversary today,…