Purple Rain

  • New York Oct 27, 2019

    Prince's Anticipated, Posthumous Memoir Is Ready For Fans

    Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose, his estate...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Prince Estate Slams Trump Use of ‘Purple Rain'

    The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump’s use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince’s “Purple Rain” as the audience at the rally waited for the president to begin speaking.

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    Prince Estate to Trump: Stop Using Music at Rallies

    Prince’s surviving family members are asking President Donald Trump to stop using the late rock star’s music at campaign rallies.

  • Atlanta Sep 18, 2018

    Unplugged: Prince's Posthumous Tape Features Him Singing, Playing Piano

    Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing.

  • May 18, 2018

    Memorabilia From Prince's Life and Career Head to Auction

    Memorabilia from Prince’s life and career will be up for auction on Friday. While there is no little red corvette, fans can bid on a replica of the 1981 Honda motorcycle, adorned with purple and pink love symbols, that Prince rode in the film version of “Purple Rain.”

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 23, 2017

    ‘Tonight': The Roots Celebrate Prince's ‘Purple Rain' Re-Release

    Jimmy Fallon and The Roots play Prince songs to get excited about Warner Brothers’ re-issue of “Purple Rain,” including a version Prince remastered himself.

  • New York Apr 28, 2017

    'Purple Rain' Re-Issue to Feature Unreleased Prince Songs

    A remastered version of Prince’s landmark album “Purple Rain” will be released this summer with several previously unreleased songs. NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced Friday that two remastered versions of the 1984 album will be released June 23. The labels said Prince himself oversaw the remastering process in 2015 and the two-disc “Purple Rain Deluxe” set will include...

  • Minnesota Apr 21, 2017

    Prince's Home State Marks Death Anniversary With Celebrations

    For Prince fans, Friday’s one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration. At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by his former bandmates to panel discussions. Fans who can’t afford those high-priced tickets can head...

  • The Associated Press Apr 27, 2016

    Prince's Old Band, the Revolution, Plans to Reunite

    Prince’s old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday. Five band members appear in the video, sitting on a couch. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin says the group’s members decided, after spending “three or four days together” grieving Prince’s death, that they would like to “come...

  • Prince Apr 22, 2016

    Prince's Golden ‘Purple' Reign

    Moments before what turned out to be Prince’s last major performance before a mass TV audience – a monumental eight-minute performance on “Saturday Night Live” in November 2014 – host Chris Rock told the audience: “You are so lucky tonight!” Rock, for once, wasn’t joking: Decked out in tri-lensed psychedelic sunglasses, Prince delivered three songs from two new albums, gliding...

  • Asher Klein Apr 21, 2016

    Icon: Prince's Best-Selling Albums and Chart-Topping Hits

    Prince’s career was one of the most enduring in pop, rock, R&B or any of the other genres his music spanned, with hit singles and albums from the late 1970s up into the 2010s. His crowning achievement was “Purple Rain,” a beloved 1984 album that went platinum 13 times over, as well as a movie that turned the unconventional, multitalented...

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