Prince’s New Website To Be Unveiled Tonight!

Prince Slicked Back.  Photo:Afshin Shahidi for L.A. Times

Prince Slicked Back. Photo: Afshin Shahidi for L.A. Times

And Tonight, the unveiling...

More prized than a trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are the invitations granted for tonight's unveiling of Prince's latest galactic web project,  lotusflow3r.com . Press invitees include Steve Appleford of Rolling Stone; Benjamin Trott from Six Apart; Kat Corbett from KROQ; Danny Shea and Katherine Thomson, music and entertainment editors from The Huffington Post; Emily McKay from NME and Edna Gunderson of USA Today. Also invited to the secret soiree are 3 select Purple Ticket winners, whose names have been withheld to protect what's left of their innocence.

The plan since the beginning has been to show the work to the press today, while anticipation builds for the official opening.  Following the special preview, guests will be treated to an hour-long concert in the funkiest house in the Hills. After that, we hear the band plans to crash Clive Davis' party with an Alicia Keys joint they've rearranged.

With a beginning like this, no doubt this year is about to be stellar!

(This sounds really fun.  Purple ticket holders aka lucky dogs.  Can't wait to hear about it.)-DR.FB


Prince On The Move, Just Not Turning It Loose

No wishing for Prince's Turn Me Loose on I-Tunes...or on any format for that matter!

Turn Me Loose was just a leak.  The DJ got the cut from Prince's studio after begging for it after just one listen!  He promised not to play it on air, then couldn't resist. 

The song is not included on any cd and was recorded for posterity's sake and placed in the vault.

Edna Gundersen, on the other hand, heard several tracks from an all-out rock and roll album that Prince just completed.  It's being mastered as we speak.  No release date is being planned for the collection at this time. 

Also in the works is a project with Tal Wilkenfeld & Michael B. providing the music for Shelby J's debut cd.  The first song, "North Carolina", will feature Anthony Hamilton and Prince on backing vocals and will be released as soon as it is finished.  Also planned is a NY book release party (details forthcoming)  that the whole band and crew are looking forward to.  Pray for an afterparty somewhere, people!-Dr.FB