Exclusive! PRINCE Reaches Out To Former Revolution Member After Heart Attack

Bobby Z. & Wendy Melvoin. Exclusive Photo For DrFunkenberry.com Courtesy NPG Records 2011

 Former PRINCE & The Revolution member Bobby Z. had a heart attack earlier this month.  He has since been released and is back home.  His former boss has a special treat in mind for him and fans.

PRINCE will be funking up the Oracle Arena next week in Oakland and PRINCE and company are rushing to get a new “Cali4nia” tour book ready for opening night!  Tickets are selling fast, so you better hurry.

The shot above taken from the Parade era featuring PRINCE, Bobby Z., & Wendy Melvoin will be in the new version of the tour book.   Also, other shots taken at PRINCE’s recording studio Paisley Park and his run of sold out shows at Madison Square Garden will be featured as well. 

PRINCE & The New Power Generation wants Bobby Z. to come out soon to join the tour and play “Purple Rain” with him.

Prince had this to say exclusively to DrFunkenberry.com;

“Nobody plays drums on the song “Purple Rain” like Bobby.  Never flashy or loud, he plays like a slow burn love song.  Bobby’s way of playing made each live rendition of the song better than the last.”

Hopefully, Bobby will be able to play “Purple Rain” soon. 

What do you guys think of the photo and PRINCE’s comments about Bobby Z?-Dr.FB

P.S. to download a full resolution version of the photo, just click on it n save.



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  • Samuel Gerard Nelson
    Posted at 12:42h, 25 July

    I am so proud of what my cousin continues to do as a musician and an humanitarian. I’m so glad to know that he has not forgot about his former band mate and drummer. Since Prince was introduced to us musically we all have been introduced to his band mates as well and nobody can or will be able to top Bobby Z. when it comes to the drums. The 1999 and Purple Rain albums proves that. GOD bless Prince for all he does musically and beyond and Bobby Z. for his contributions as the ultimate drummer and for a full recovery! Peace.

  • Djreggieregg
    Posted at 16:48h, 07 March

    What Bobby z did in the Revolution days,can not be duplicated…
    The Master of the linn Drum Machine…………
    Get well soon bobby the world needs u!

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