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PRINCE Thanks U! Promises 2013 Will Be Big

Prince NPG Records 2013

Happy New Year! This is our 7,000 post and going into 2013, we see big things happening for the site and one of the greatest artists of all time, PRINCE.

PRINCE sent us something that he wanted to share with the site and you.

PRINCE wants to thank U, the fans, for supporting the NPG over the past year and always.

PRINCE & The NPG is putting U on notice that 2013 is going to be BIG. Stay Tuned....

We want to say thank U to PRINCE for the rehearsal jams he has shared over the year with us to share with U. They were and are amazing and we are nothing but appreciative to be able to share them here first.

We want to thank you the fans for supporting the site and one of a kind artists like PRINCE.

We cannot wait to find out what PRINCE & The NPG have in store for us in 2013 and it has just started.-DocFB

Diagnosis: 2013 20-13=7? Hmmm

122 comments
Myles Matisse
Myles Matisse

I was looking at the name Prince and the NPG and realized he's used that "New Power Generation" moniker since 1989's Graffiti Bridge era. I wonder why that name has had such affinity for him as he could've easily have continued used the name "The Revolution" and just had a revolving door of musicians over the years like he's done with the NPG name. While I think the name "New Power Generation" was cool, it's anything but "New" at this point and I'm wondering if Prince will ever come up with another name for his band? It'd be cool if in the next year, Prince had a contest for worldwide fans to come up with a "New" name for his band. That'd be cool. But, considering Prince had the words, "NPG Music Club" put on the floor on both his and Andy Allo's recent video, I don't see a name change happening. Speaking of "NPG Music Club", why did Prince use that in both music videos? Is he bringing the "Music Club" back? Hhhmmm.

MerryG
MerryG

Sorry I missed the spreecast last night - is there anyway the format can include iPad accessability? Bummer not to be able to join in with such a great group of people in the room. Hope to catch it next week...but thanks for keeping us informed with the latest Prince updates!

Alice Grimes in Aurora
Alice Grimes in Aurora

I'm excited for ANYTHING he gives the public! Prince could sing 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. and I will purchase it! I love then, now and 4EVER!

sheila
sheila

I am on the look out.!..i wanna see him live...i wish i could just travel where his concerts are....long live for PRINCE! and the NPG...

ChiTown-Jill
ChiTown-Jill

Can't wait 2 see what's in store and bring it on back 2 ChiTown! I'm still reelin' from NPG fever!!!

New Years Baby
New Years Baby

All I got to say is.... PHILADELPHIA and VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angela R.
Angela R.

Opps make that typo below "desert" However Prince's music is a lot like dessert. :-)

Angela R.
Angela R.

Wow Really? I’m looking forward to seeing what goodies Prince has in store for us! I can say; that the concert in Chicago this past September at the United Center was a pleasant sneak peak of some of what’s to come…. I’m sure of that! I Loved that horn section ~ ;-)) I’m always grateful to see Prince whenever he’s ready to be seen. I’m missing him more ….than the desserts miss the rain. I’m also glad to know that the…. “Prince Drought” is soon to be ending, because I'm really not sure how much more of this I could actually take. I thought I was going to be forced to send out... "International Troops" to bring Prince back home he's been away for far sooooo long. Miss You Much Prince… More Than You Know. Detroit Can't Wait To See You Home where you belong.

Caroline Costantin
Caroline Costantin

I LOVE THE DIAGNOSTIC 2013 HAS TO BE HUGE,DEFINETELY, WHAT ABOUT ANOTHER WELCOME CITIES,PLEASE NOT DC :) THANK YOU IN ADVANCE...

T. Barbarella
T. Barbarella

Good luck making it sound better than anything from 1990-1995.

Erica Vasi
Erica Vasi

Gotta say - Prince has moved my soul for more than 25 years! He is the theme song to my life. Thank you for the announcements, I can't wait to see what is in store! Love you Prince - and the NPG, Happy New Year and God Bless!

christy b
christy b

Prince.......the greatest musician to walk this earth....he had me at "I wanna be your lover." old school music is the only way to go:P

Annastasa
Annastasa

I love suprizes from Prince! Maybe an Album? Or a Detroit concert!!!!!

Annastasa
Annastasa

I love suprizes from Prince! I hope there is a Detroit concert, and an Album!!!!

Misty Pri
Misty Pri

Awesome! It's been a long time since glam slam LA. :)

C
C

Prince.... Thank U for all the great music. Ur talent is Unsurpassed! I hope U will perform in Detroit this year!! We R here, where R U?? ;)

Karen
Karen

Need 2 feel the love again - need to hear the music - AUSTRALIA NEEDS YOU!

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

Met Dr. Cornell West 2day:) listening to Brother Ali *ItS mY lIfE* theonlyoneEverknown

grant liddel
grant liddel

Sounds 2 good 2 be true.A promise like this says album.Thank god.its been 2 long

Imogen
Imogen

Love conquers us HAPPY 2013

laforet
laforet

where is the new album?????? it's been too much time without new shit, and i don't have money for concert or travelling to see the lives.... i need ALBUMS!!!! a big one full of funky sound, electronical crap and strange arrangement... may th power of clinton hendrix and brown be with u.. and shiina ringo too...

Priscilla Moore
Priscilla Moore

I have enjoyed your music for over 20 years!! Thanks for sharing the gift God gave you all these years with your fans. It would be such a blessing if you made you and the NGP made you way to Conyers Ga. Please perform for us at the Horse Park Stadium...would be much appreciated!!! ;-) Love you Prince!!<3

vanstrass
vanstrass

Just Please, Please, Come to the U.k. Please Please Sir Come. Much Love xxxxxxx

Purple Revolution
Purple Revolution

The only way has been Applies to Prince is He "has Been" chill in since 2010. Loved the last CD! It was more satisfying than lotus flower Minneapolis At my age I love every aspect of prince but what I wanna hear is some of his least explored styles some more melodic evening music like ONA just some real exotic smooth and erotic Prince the stuff to explore the world with. My Fav CDs are Parade,ONA,Emancipation Disc 2,Lotus Flower disc 1, music that takes your mind on a journey.

Nimble
Nimble

Eeeeeeekkkkkkkk. fantabulous - can't wait- please come to London prince it's been too long since hop farm.

Myles Matisse
Myles Matisse

The first responder who called Prince a has been is a complete loser and has no clue. YOU should be ashamed to be such a hater.

Ing
Ing

It'd be great to have an all-new funky album as well as a bonus disc of previously bootlegged and vaulted items... :) Released in the states too so we all don't have to hunt it down....

Dez
Dez

Chamrock left the comment very close to my feeling. I've been listening 2 his music since I was 14 and now I'm 42. At times, he furastrated or disappointed me, but overall I can't thank him enough 4 the enjoyment and excitement he has delivered me 4 such a long time, almost 30 years. I'm not quite sure what "BIG" means, but I hope it will be worldwide re-recognition of his great talents and music. Also, Japanese fans R looking 4ward 2 seeing him here again. More than 10 years since his last live here!

gae funkyman
gae funkyman

PRINCE...the One And Only....Thank U Prince, Thank U the NPG family, thank U Doc.... Stay funky!

LexAve456
LexAve456

I just want to add that I can't wait to get a new CD from Prince and I hope this is part of the promise from him! I hope it will kick our asses just like all the other classics from His Royal Badness! Congratulations Dr Funkenberry for making to your 7,000th post! This is a great site and I can't wait to see where 2013 will take you Doc! God bless and keep the funk alive!

Albert Alvarez
Albert Alvarez

Ya'll otta be glad Prince still around to play live concerts and still making u move your feet!...Thanks prince for still here for us in 2013!.

Jesse
Jesse

I really would like to thank Prince 4 all he has inspired me 2 do! Much love and respect 2 the man, that is a force of recognition! Whether he pulls U through in, by sex, God, or thoughts on how we relate 2 1 another...Once your in, he is sure 2 deliver..Past, Future, Or Present..It's all the same! I am looking forwards 2 ALL that will be revealed this year..I can only imagine a year and motion of surprise and goodness! It's going 2 simply be amazing! U just never know, with Prince..and that is what makes the anticipation Home! :) So Thank U Prince!

Brian Donald
Brian Donald

Hope he tours and lands in Detroit...long overdue!

Myles Matisse
Myles Matisse

2013 is gonna be BIG? Hope so. 20Ten want what I had hoped for as I thought it lacked punch and funk. Plus, it wasn't even available to most people or in stores. Since Prince has been touring so heavily for the past couple years, I know him and his band have a musical tightness that would sound great captured as a whole in studio. Fast, furious, sexy and funky is what I want and think the world would love to hear. What I would prefer NOT to hear is any more albums with Prince playing all the instruments himself. Back in the day, from his first album through 1999, Prince could do no wrong playing it all himself. Once his sounds, arrangements and production choices changed though, (from Batman onward), him doing it all himself want the same in sound and fury. A smooth Jazzy kinda Prince ain't what I want. I know Prince and the NPG can do it. I wish them the best and a very Happy New Year.

Sivez
Sivez

Can't wait for the new music!! especially the official release of Screwdriver!! Would love if he n the NPG visited Columbus,Ohio!!!!!

BC
BC

Thank U Prince... really enjoying Superconductor....can't wait 4 what u have in store this year....u confound and astound us as always ;)

Kimberly
Kimberly

I hope he makes it affordable..

Moogie
Moogie

"...and one of the greatest artists of all time, PRINCE.. OF THE 80's!" Thank fans for supporting the NPG? Shouldn't it read, thank fans for supporting Prince? "2013 is going to be A BIG carrot waved over the heads of fans... or rather FAMS." I'm done expecting great things, I used to wait since about '96 for great things. All its been is grand poopiness. Hey fam, dont get your undies in a knot, if you want to save your pennies and keep going after the carrot, thats your thing, me, I've been out for several years, all about WB era baby! And I love it. (Instand accessing Crucial and Paisley Park 12 inch lossless files in iTunes!)

isaiah
isaiah

Okay!!!! I expected negative responses from the org..but here? Come on now...if ur feeling are being really that hurt over prince saying thank you, YOU the one that got a got damn issue. Anyway thx prince for the rehearsals and the cowritten jams u put out too they were all really good

XtianinMN
XtianinMN

Excited to see what's in store for 2013...been missing a new experience from our brilliant violet star. Shine on 'Prince and the band' !!

Sheila
Sheila

hoping this means a huge tour!!! i am saving my pennies

Ivory
Ivory

It would be great to have Prince do a concert in MIlwaukee

Chamrock
Chamrock

I am glad that the ONLY True Artist to mesmerize me is/was/will always be Prince AND THAT HE is still making music!!!! I feel sorry for the people who love these artists that don't have the longetivity Prince does and the committment he has to put out music for the enjoyment of his admirers. I started listening to Prince at 13 years old....42 now and he is still going. My dad told my mom in 1985 (don't worry, this music is a phase). He didn't realize, I would be listening to the same genius for the next 30 years +.

princess
princess

take me with you Prince <3

Giovanni777
Giovanni777

Great news! I'm excited for a new album... and more. Thanks, Prince! Let it roll. ~G

Sarah
Sarah

Well I may just follow you anywhere, Prince, but England would be great. Love and Happiness for 2013 across the world.

Ian Hobbs
Ian Hobbs

Funky London baby.....we've missed you!!!

Faith
Faith

Cant wait to see you again, Las Vegas or Phoenix Az...Always Faithful Prince