What started off as a rumor I was emailed about regarding Prince signing a 3 album record deal turned out to be false.
However, an interesting distribution deal is happening. For those wishing for new Prince music though, you might be disappointed.
Hey Daniel, Don't you know what Prince is really about? Come on, did you really think he was going to give you his precious guitar? HA HA!!! If he hands you his guitar, and you are a true fan you, you better lick it, kiss it, hug it, honor that few seconds cause you had the privilege to hold that sh**!!! Handing the guitar to the audience has been somewhat of a routine for him as of late. He don't owe you a damn thing.
NO MORE CANDY 4 U!!
Here is what 'Daniel', at TMZ.com reported on last night's show:
I was lucky enough to sit front row during a taping of "The Tonight Show." I was there for one reason, and one reason only -- to see Prince. After suffering through Paul Giamatti and Emma Roberts, Prince came on and performed "Dreamer."
As the song was winding down, Prince took off his guitar and walked out into the crowd -- I had no idea what he was doing. He walked right up to me and just simply handed me his guitar and walked away. I stood there stunned for about 20 seconds while my friend Trent went nuts. We both kinda strummed the guitar before I turned around and held it up to the crowd triumphantly.
After another 30 seconds or so, someone came around and retrieved the guitar. Now, I was all excited about this whole thing -- calling and texting everyone I can think of. But when I came to work today, everyone said the same thing -- PRINCE OWES YOU A GUITAR. I believe Harvey's quote was, "You're a schmuck for giving it back."
First, let us say that this is Prince's protegee, not prodigee, that brought out the lol's and I don't think she is an indian singer Billy Bush but whateves.
Here is a clip from Access Hollywood sent in by CB of Bria Valente, an artist you first heard about here last April with the track "Home".
Unless you have been living under one of those rocks on Prince's soon to be opened site Lotusflow3r.com, you know that Bria's CD will be packaged with Prince's 2 CD's due for release at Target March 29th or at the web site we previously mentioned March 24th.
P.S., it's a youtube link so who knows how long it will be up, you know?
Prince's new online venture, LOtUSFLOW3R.com, will debut on March 24. The site will offer digital downloads of the three new albums previously announced with a March 29 street date, in CD format, at Target stores. Two sources in Prince's camp also have confirmed that the rumored price of $77 for one year's subscription to the site has been formally settled upon. The picture above is an exclusive screengrab provided to us by Prince's web developer, Scott Addison Clay, who recently gave me an advance tour of the Web site. That main image, derived from the website design of the same name, will be the user's portal into the online "world" of that album, complete with lyrics, artwork and new photos, in addition to the tunes. Two other "worlds," one for each of the other two Princely releases, also exist on an animated 3-D plane, in an arrangement that Clay compares to the popular game Myst. The album "MPLSoUND," as previously reported, is Prince's electronic counterpart to the guitar-heavy "LOtUSFLOW3R," while "Elixer" is the debut offering from Prince's latest protege, Bria Valente. Check out the covers for "MPLSoUND" and "Elixer".
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We'd been hoping the rumors were true about a potential 77 afterjam Sunday nite. We got the word last minute: it's on!
As guests like Tyler Perry, Herbie Hancock and Jennifer Gordon (you'll know who she is real soon, trust us) mingled in the kitchen, we heard a few strums of an acoustic guitar around the corner in the ballroom. How cool is this -- a surprise acoustic set with Prince on guitar, Shelby J and Liv Warfield on vocals and tambourine and Frederic Yonnet on harmonica. They opened with "North Carolina," Shelby J.'s theme song. Inside track on this song is that Prince and Shelby are really taking their time about creating classic material before recording Shelby's debut CD. They've dabbled in the studio but after fleshing the tunes out in a live setting, the songs take on a life of their own. Expect big things from this project. The quartet stopped briefly to congratulate a newcomer to the party, Whitney Houston, on her triumphant return to the stage the previous night during the pre-Grammy Bash at the Beverly Hilton.
The room filled up with faces familiar and not, groovin' to "Crimson & Clover", "I'm Going Down" "Long Train Running" and "Kiss" Dance joint of the night tho was "Hollywood Swinging." They just couldn't stop that sucka, no matter how hard they tried. Everyone -- the servers, DJ Rashida , the security, even the housekeepers -- YES everybody was dancing! Nobody outdanced The Twinz' mother tho, who, dressed in white, was auditioning for her daughters' vacated spot.
It seemed like one big family, everyone chill, having fun regardless of background, age, gender, race, social status. None of that mattered. It felt a lot like any Prince concert -- music is the bond that unites us all. Being in a room of totally satisfied people cannot b overstated. It's utter bliss. Try it sometime. Invite your favorite people over and put on some of your favorite music and just dance. Don't even think about it, just dance. Like Holly Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, Chris Tucker, Bria Valente, and her handsome and gracious father, Tyler and Whitney did...just dance.