Bobby Z., formerly of the Revolution, is having an all star line up for his MyPurpleHeart.Org charity organization tomorrow night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis. Questlove will also be doing a special DJ set there Friday night.
His former boss, as Bobby calls him, PRINCE had a message for Bobby this week on our Spreecast show:
"PRINCE would like to thank Bobby Z. for his continued support and pledges his friendship for eternity. All the best."
The Saturday event will star the tribute performance "Princess" featuring Maya Rudolph (of SNL fame) and Gretchen Lieberum , followed by a celebrity-filled concert including Questlove (of The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ), Andre Cymone, Dez Dickerson , Dr. Fink, Alexander O'Neal, Stokley (of Mint Condition), Nicholas David (Minnesota contestant from The Voice) and more surprise celebrity guest artists.
Bobby joined us on Spreecast before to talk about the event and his days playing with PRINCE & The Revolution, which you can watch above.
We will have another PRINCE Spreecast this Wed. that you can join by clicking HERE. We will be discussing all the news on PRINCE and any late-breaking news as well.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Much Love 2 Bobby Z.
Bobby Z. is indeed a class act. He's very special. He has an aura around him. U can feel it! I felt it right thru my computer screen at that spreecast. I can just IMAGINE how it feels to be in the same room with him. All love. I love Bobby Z!
I agree with the "class act" comments. I watched the live spreecast with Bobby Z, and felt he was a down to earth, and humble man. I hope he continues to get healthier each day. I'd love to see/hear Bobby involved with future musical projects. With Prince, or anyone he would like to jam with. Much respect to Bobby Z!
Never got to interview Bobby Z. in my "past life" as an internet DJ, seems like a really class act, enjoyed this BIG TIME
U can always tell how a person really is from the peeps that are around them. Bobby is a class act as is his boss..