PRINCE has deleted his social media accounts on all platforms. Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. He has also had all his videos on official YouTube accounts taken down. This was done with no notice or it appears no reason.
People who have gotten in hot water on social media before like say Alec Baldwin will have their accounts taken down until heat is off of them. As far as we know, that really is not the case with Prince so if these accounts will become active is anyone's guess.
Less than 2 months ago, Prince released two new albums for the first time in years; ART OFFICIAL AGE, a solo record co-produced by Joshua Welton, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM with his all female band 3RDEYEGIRL. Earlier this month, he performed on Saturday Night Live for 8 minutes which showcased the talented music star and 3RDEYEGIRL. That now seems like forever with the social media presence now kaput.
Perhaps he is making another new account to follow. If that were the case, he could easily switch the account to a new name and keep the followers he once had.
Just last week on the PRINCE Spreecast, we were discussing Prince on Social Media and what a success it has been so far, especially in previous years where Prince declared the Internet dead and no web presence at all. Within a week, all social media activity has been removed completely.
We will have a part two of the PRINCE Spreecast Social Media this week and discuss the impact of him leaving for now and what effect it will have if any. Be there.-DocFB
John Mayer was on Jimmy Kimmel talking about his tour, his latest album "Paradise Valley" and his love for Katy Perry. He also talked about how quiet people are at his concerts because of fans posting concert photos on Instagram.
Mayer is starting to wear suits again, got a hair cut and is cleaning up quite well. He talked about being with Katy Perry and working with Frank Ocean.
He also talked about his throat surgery and having to have botox shot into his neck to help the problem.
Joan Jett has been writing with Dave Grohl on her new album "Unvarnished" and also has explained why some of the mystery of being a rock star is now gone with social media.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she talked about her new album, her 10th with the Blackhearts, and she gave an interesting look at social media in her eyes.
Rolling Stone: Do you think that a part of social media addiction is that people are learning more about the artist so they can better understand the art?
JJ: No, not necessarily. I just think that there is so much info out there, that people are now used to grabbing as much info as they can on the person that they are looking up to. Whoever is their person, they want to know everything. There used to be something called mystique that was a big part of show business. You always wanted to keep something from people that they wanted to know. When they find everything out about you they go, "OK. I'm moving on to this next person." People devour information.
On working with Dave Grohl:
We did a tour with Foo Fighters down in South America last spring. I wanted to write with Dave for a while. I think he's a great songwriter, but I don't think he does a lot of writing with people outside of the Foos. But he invited me into his studio, and I had an idea for a song, which is "Any Weather," and did it for him. Just the two of us cut it in the studio. He played the drums. I played the rhythm guitar, and I just kind of hummed the melody and sang the chorus. Then he went and put on some bass and lead guitar and rhythm guitar. Then we got whatever crew members were around and had them do some background vocals. It was a really fun thing. I finished the lyrics a little later.
Joan Jett is still a bad ass and a pioneer for women rockers everywhere! She feels the game hasn't changed since though, which is disheartening.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Interesting how "I Hate Myself" sounds like the "Sunday Night Football" song isn't it. If we can't educate you, what good are we?