Prince pulled a trifecta at the House of Blues Wednesday night, providing over 8 hours of rock, funk, and soul that entertained, mesmerized, frustrated, and added to Prince's legend as the greatest living live musician of all time.
Prince took the stage after 9 P.M. and the upstairs area had more star power than American Idol that night with Tom Cruise, Katy Holmes, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Dan Akroyd, Dr. Cornel West, Sanna Hamri,Tavis Smiley, Charlie Sheen, David Spade, Kelis, and later in the night, Bono.
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Prince is doing shows 8, 9, and 10 of his 21 Nights In Los Angeles run this weekend and will be having Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding opening up for him this Friday & Saturday.
Also, Janelle Monae will be opening for him next Friday, May 13th. Never has a Friday The 13th been so funky!
So far, Prince has had Gwen Stefani, Nikka Costa, Chaka Khan, Cassandra Wilson, Mint Condition, Larry Graham, and Sheila E. guest with him. The list is only going to get bigger and greater. We hear Stevie Wonder will be a guest, maybe appearing as early as this weekend.
You can purchase tickets to this weekend's show at Ticketmaster.com.
The shows have been a testament to Prince's music as no set has been exactly the same in the run, even including a cover of Roxy Music's "More Than This" to close out his show on Thursday. Prince even did rarities "17 Days" and "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" along with fan favorities such as "When Doves Cry", "Moutains", and "Little Red Corvette" and last Friday, he dropped the new song "Gingerbread Man" on L.A., a song he has only played once before.
Face it, Inglewood is the place to be this weekend.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: It Really Is The Best Place On Earth
Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, Nikka Costa, Eddie Murphy, Shelby J, Liv Warfield, Elissa Fiorillo, The Twinz, John Salley, Cassandra Wilson, Morris Hayes, John Blackwell, KS, and Prince for providing a great weekend.
Diagnosis: Tired....very tired...3 days of funk..
Prince's new CD 20Ten (some title) will be released first through a Belgium newspaper on July 10. An interview took place with the newspaper which teases the release.
Other newspaper deals may follow as deals were trying to be reached. Warner Bros. was mentioned as releasing the CD to other countries not participating in the newspaper giveaway. More than likely that means the U.S. as when he did the giveaway before, the U.S. was not part of it.
As we previously reported, Prince met with Warner Bros. Records on Tuesday, and the distribution deal appears to already be in place. We have learned what was discussed was the deal, but also something else. So, this distribution deal could actually lead to something else. Hmm. I still want a live DVD.
Tuesday night, Prince attended a show by Cassandra Wilson in Hollywood. As we mentioned before, he is in town for the BET Awards this Sunday where he is recieveng the Lifetime Achievement Award, but is not performing.