Just got this tidbit of info sent our way:
3RDEYEGIRL arrived yesterday at Paisley Park and the 1st full rehearsal for the UK shows and more is scheduled for Saturday afternoon!
Local funk band M.P.L.S. (#MPLS) will be jamming at the sound stage of Paisley Park After Dark Saturday night for $30.00. PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will be in attendance and after will be playing NEW music and partying!-DocFB
Diagnosis: There is a lot to be thankful for in 2014. From the new music, the NEW GIRL takeover, the London HIT AND RUN takeover, the Arsenio takeover, magazine covers (Mojo and the New Essence mag you gotta pick up), Liv Warfield's The Unexpected, the announcement of NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING, the annoucement of new music to be released on Warner Bros. plus the remasters of his Warner Bros. catalog including the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain" this year and owning ALL of the WB masters, plus even more projects are in the works! 2014 is shaping up to be a brand new chapter in already epic career! We are not even at the half way point yet!
PRINCE wasn't playing when he said he would be returning to the UK/London after simply taking over there for at least a month with surprise shows all over London. There has already been 4 shows announced that will go on sale Friday.
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ and http://www.gigsandtours.com/ already have the shows listed. The news broke over here in the U.S. around 3 in the morning my time and I reached out to confirm the story that The Guardian broke, figuring Prince's people would still be up. Still no response but fairly obvious the icon is coming back!
Only UK dates have been announced...so far. Leaving it as London/UK as more dates will be announced.
There is a lot of room for shows to be added just between the dates and who knows how long he will be out there this time?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Make sure not to miss next week's PRINCE Spreecast where we will be discussing the UK dates and more! We might have to do a special UK Spreecast again in May!
In just a little over 12 hours since Warner Bros. announced PRINCE striking a deal for remastered editions of former albums and a new album on the way, a new single was released through Warner Bros. entitled "The Breakdown".
It was officially released and can be purchased on iTunes Friday night April 18th in the U.S. Right now, that is where it can be purchased.
The song (studio version) was first played at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013 and Prince played it with his band 3RDEYEGIRL on select Live Out Loud tour dates in 2013.
When Prince was on Arsenio Hall last month, Prince was asked what his favorite song is/was and he said "The Breakdown" and now...you can hear it for yourself!-DocFB
Diagnosis: The copyright in this sound recording is owned by NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!
PRINCE REACHES DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS! REMASTERED “PURPLE RAIN” & OTHERS ALONG WITH NEW ALBUM ON WAY!!!!!
April Fool's was 18 days ago so the news of PRINCE reaching a new deal with WARNER BROS Records is no joke!!! The news was sent out to via email and PR early this morning.
Yes, PRINCE has struck a deal with Warner Bros records to release remasters starting with a deluxe version of "PURPLE RAIN" just in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and film.
The global deal also includes the Prince albums "Controversy", "Dirty Mind", and "1999" along with others in the Warner Bros. Prince catalog.
"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,"-Prince
No more fighting over master recordings. No waiting 35 years from the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.
Prince now has ownership and control over his master recordings.
"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."-Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang
Yes. It's real.-DocFB
Diagnosis: You can bet we will have more on this through the weekend and on the next Spreecast! PRINCE....congrats my man!!!!
Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!
Zooey Deschanel talked to the AP recently about her fashion line, "New Girl" plus working and recording with the pop icon PRINCE!
The AP talked about Prince guest starring on the show and having a single out together. They asked if her and Prince are best buds.
ZD: He's very mysterious. I couldn't venture to call him my bud. He's too, like, aaaaah (she looks skyward in reverence). He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really wonderful person and I feel lucky to know him. It's cool because I make records with (my indie-folk duo) She & Him. We've made four records, but we've never been a pop band. The Prince thing was almost by accident, because (producers) said we'd like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they'd mixed that vocal in... and then they released it! It's so exciting.
The mystery so far will be if "FALLININLOVE2NITE" will have a video for it. May 16th is the 30th anniversary of "When Doves Cry" being released as a single. If no video by then, there will be no video...at all.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Zooey, what is Plectrum Electrum?
This weekend, PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed an abbreviated set at Paisley Park After Dark where the pop icon revealed the artwork for "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" on vinyl. Today on PRINCE's Instagram, the cover and vinyl were posted.
There still is no release date but it appears to be coming soon.
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Diagnosis:When we have release date information, we will share.
PRINCE Keeps Publishing In His Big White Mansion, Nile Rodgers Added To Essence Fest, Paisley Park After Dark!
PRINCE's publishing catalog, long and vast, is staying under his control, assigned to NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING and will be done himself.
In a press release from today, it says he will handle the publishing rights along with the help of “some of the best talent in the industry.”
Prince's last publishing deal was with Universal Music Publishing and ended on March 31st, 2014.
http:// http://www.npgmusicpublishing.com/ is the site.
Prince's latest single "FALLINLOVE2NITE" was released via Epic Records and has a deal signed with Kobalt Music for a label services deal.
NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games, and the commercial realm. They feel his music considers ‘fit 4 eternal publication". NPG Music Publishing was founded by Artists For Artists and that is who secured the placement of "FALLINLOVE2NITE" on "New Girl" after the Super Bowl.
Also, Nile Rodgers will be joining Prince as a special guest at The Essence Festival on July 4th in New Orleans.
Paisley Park after Dark which will be open for all eternity, is again open this weekend (Hello, eternity!) Friday April 4th, and Saturday April 5th. Admission is $30 cash at the door and no announcement has been made as to who will be performing at the Park this weekend. Minnesota is in for a cold winter storm this weekend. Sometimes it snows in April though, right?-DocFB
Diagnosis: This makes PRINCE a free agent in the publishing game. In what new mediums do you want to see PRINCE release his music?
Ain't nothing like a purple party because a purple party don't stop! This weekend, Friday March 28th & Saturday March 29th, PRINCE's PAISLEY PARK Studios are being open to the public for a party club atmosphere like no place else from 9 P.M. til 2 A.M.
Last weekend kicked off Paisley Park After Dark as Kirk Johnson's live band played, footage of 3RDEYEGIRL from Montreux was shown and DJ's FundRaiser and Lenka Paris were in the mix.
The flyer was made by LV.
As for this weekend, there will be live music and other goodies as well, plus, since it is Paisley Park, you never know who might show up or what might happen.
The cover is $30 and there will be shuttle service provided this time.
NO PHONES, CAMERAS, OR RECORDING DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED!
Don't forget to watch the latest PRINCE Spreecast as we will have more info on Paisley Park After Dark and other purple news! Marcus Anderson's new album "Style Meets Substance" is available on iTunes and Amazon.-DocFB
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are set to take over the legendary Fillmore venue for 2 shows on March 19th.
Tickets for show 1 are for sale HERE.
Tickets for show 2 are on sale HERE.
After performing at the Fox Theater in Oakland over the weekend, there was rumors of more shows to happen there but we hear they didn't happen because of the artist wanting tickets sold at the door to prevent scalping instead of being sold online. Since no agreement was reached, no further shows happened.
We though the Filmore shows would be tickets at the door but with the concerts now being for charity and with the most expensive ticket being $2500, the tickets at the door concept was just not going to happen.
We hinted at the shows yesterday on Twitter and the Facebook Fan Page. When tickets went on sale tonight, Marc E. posted the links for the tickets which people had a hard time finding since it was under PRIVATE EVENT.
The questions I was asked in the past 24 hours on the fan page were something else. You answer he is playing THE Fillmore and you have people asking over and over, yea, I know it is IN Fillmore but where. It seems THE Fillmore was not enough help.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Have fun for those lucky enough to get in!!!!