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Sinead O'Connor Retracts Claims About Arsenio Hall Giving Drugs To Prince


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Sinead O’Connor has publicly apologised to comedian Arsenio Hall this week, for claiming last year that he had given drugs to the late singer Prince and insinuating that he had had something to do with his death.

Taking to her official Facebook page on Wednesday (February 22nd), the 50 year old singer retracted her accusations and wrote: “I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death.”

“I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally,” her brief post continued.

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The Late Prince's Back Catalogue Of 'unreleased Gems' Will Be Released By Warner Bros


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The late Prince's back catalogue of ''unreleased gems'' is set to be released by Warner Bros.

The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker - who tragically died in April last year aged 57 - is set to have the vaults of his Paisley Park mansion opened by Warner Bros in a bid to uncover two full albums, which have yet to be released and remain unheard, as well as a re-mastered version of his 1984 hit single 'Purple Rain'.

Pitchfork has released a statement from the record company to announce the news. It read: ''When we make any of Prince's music available to fans - from the hits to unreleased gems - we are committed to upholding Prince's high creative standards.''

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Universal Announces Deal To Release Material From Prince's Vault


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Universal has announced the conclusion of a deal to release large swathes of the late pop star Prince’s massive archive of unreleased material, known as ‘The Vault’.

Announcing the deal on Thursday evening (February 9th), the Universal Music Group said that the deal gave them exclusive licensing rights to a “highly anticipated trove of unreleased works” recorded by Prince throughout his prolific career. In addition, it has acquired the rights to 25 albums that the star released through his own NPG Records imprint.

The value of the deal was not disclosed in Universal’s statement, but reports emerged back in October 2016 that the unreleased music was being offered for sale for £29 million.

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First Anniversary Of Prince's Death To Be Marked By Event At Paisley Park


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A four-day celebration at Paisley Park has been organised for next April to mark the first anniversary of Prince’s death, it has been announced.

Taking place at the late singer’s home and studio complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, which has subsequently become a permanent museum to Prince, a number of groups and artists who worked closely with the singer throughout his life will play a series of gigs from April 20th, 2017.

Some of Prince’s backing bands such as The Revolution, The New Power Generation and 3rdEyeGirl, in addition to collaborators like Liv Warfield and Morris Day & The Time, will perform at the event entitled Celebration 2017.

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Former Prince Protege Carmen Electra Reacts To His Death: "I Will Always Love Him"


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Carmen Electra, a former protege of Prince, has reacted to the tragic death of the 57-year-old musician. Describing him as a ‘musical genius’, Electra, who was re-named by Prince, credited the artist with starting her career and believing in her.

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra has paid tribute to her former mentor Prince.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Electra said: "The world has lost a truly incredible spirit and musical genius. What a blessing it is to be one of the chosen ones who had the chance to work so closely with him.”

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Demo Tapes, Handcuffs And Wedding China Belonging To Prince Go Up For Auction


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A wide variety of personal Prince items have gone up for sale at Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, including a vintage guitar, demo cassettes, wedding china and even a pair of handcuffs. The items come from the collection of the singer’s former manager Owen Husney, guitarist Dez Dickerson and his first wife Mayte Garcia.

PrinceA number of Prince items have gone up for auction in Los Angeles.

Among the items are an ‘incredibly rare cassette tape from 1978’, which includes three unreleased songs and three unique versions of released tracks. The cassette comes from the collection of guitarist Dez Dickerson and is named ‘Prince Worktape ’78’.

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Prince Cancels European Tour Following Paris Attacks


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Prince has cancelled his upcoming Piano & A Microphone European tour, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Prince’s announcement follows the news that Foo Fighters have also cancelled their European tour, which was due to visit Paris on Monday (November 16th).

PrincePrince has cancelled his upcoming Piano & A Microphone European tour.

The tour was due to stop in 16 European cities beginning at the end of the month, with six UK dates scheduled. Prince was also due to visit Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Belgium.

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Is Prince Set To Hit The UK With 'Piano And A Microphone Tour'?


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Prince is reportedly getting set to play the UK as part of an upcoming solo tour. According to reports, the legendary musician will be putting down his guitar to embark on the 'Piano and a Microphone Tour', which will visit Europe later this year.

PrincePrince is expected to play the U.K. later this year.

The tour is said to be kicking off in Austria on November 21st, and ending in Belgium on December 22nd. It will also reportedly stop at four venues in the UK, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London.

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Rep For The Voice Says Boy George's Prince Claims Were Just A Joke


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A rep for BBC talent series ‘The Voice’ has said that judge Boy George was just joking when he claimed he had slept with Prince during a live taping of the show. George’s comments have been making headlines worldwide with many taking them pretty seriously, but it seems some people just aren’t getting the singer’s sense of humour yet.

Boy GeorgeBoy George was just joking when he claimed he’d slept with Prince.

Speaking to People, a rep for ‘The Voice’ said the whole thing was just "a joke" by the Culture Club frontman which has been taking out of context. "He just went, 'Oh darling, I've slept with him,'" the spokesperson said. "He went on to say that he had Prince posters on his wall as a kid. He was never being serious.”

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Boy George Sensationally Claims He Slept With Prince


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‘The Voice’ judge Boy George brought filming for the BBC reality talent show to a halt by making the sensational claim that he once slept with Prince!

The ‘80s pop star and Culture Club singer is reported to have sent BBC production staff into such a frenzy that the shoot, in front of a studio audience, had to be temporarily shut down in the wake of the jaw-dropping claim, according to The Sun.

A source told the paper that the 54 year old singer’s revelation “sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming”.

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Prince Joins Instagram With Princestagram (And It Was Well Worth The Wait)


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The famously social-media-shy Prince has just taken a giant leap into the 21st century, by setting up an Instagram account. The verified account called ‘Princestagram’, popped up just three days ago and is already one of the most bizarre and entering Instagrams we’ve seen in a while.

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Jay-Z Announces Massive Tidal: X 10/20 Concert Featuring Prince, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj


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Jay-Z has just announced a huge concert titled Tidal X: 10/20, which will feature headline performances from the man himself as well as Prince and Beyonce. The gig is to celebrate Tidal hitting 1 million subscribers and will take place on October 20th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Jay-zJay-Z has announced a major Tidal X 10:20 concert to take place in Brooklyn.

Also announced so far are Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Damien Marley, Fabulous, Thomas Rhett, Indochina, DJ Cipha Sounds and DJ Reflex. The show will also feature Tidal Rising acts including Benjamin Booker, Hit-Boy, Bas, Jidenna, Justine Skye and Raury.

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Prince Compares Music Industry Recording Contracts To "Slavery"


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Prince has once again aired his grievances against the music industry by comparing recording contracts to “slavery”. Just two days after he revealed that his new album will only be available through Tidal, he spoke about his reasons for making this decision.

“Record contracts are just like — I'm gonna say the word – slavery,” the star said. “I would tell any young artist... don't sign.” He claimed that the way that labels use their artists’ music and profit from it online has effectively turned artists into “indentured servitude”.

PrincePrince has reportedly compared record industry contracts to "slavery"

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Prince Confirms New Album 'HitNRun' Will Be Exclusive To Tidal


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Prince has announced that his new album, HitNRun, will be coming our way next month exclusively on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. Dropping on September 7th, the record is the first part of an exclusive partnership between Tidal and the singer. Last year Prince surprised fans by releasing two albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl.

PrincePrince has revealed his next album will be a Tidal exclusive.

Prince first announced the existence of HitNRun. during a BBC interview in late July. The album has been co-produced by Joshua Welton, who worked on Art Official Age and will include previously released first single ‘Hardrocklover’.

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The Who Reveal They Replaced Prince At Glastonbury As They Claim Headlining Set Was 'Sabotaged'


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A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement for Prince. The entry is thought to have been written by a member of the band’s road crew who worked behind the scenes during the band’s headling set.

The WhoThe Who have claimed their Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’.

Giving a full account of the band’s Glastonbury performance, the writer reveals that the headliners were actually a ‘last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year’. The band closed out the festival on the Sunday evening, following sets from Patti Smith, Paul Weller and Lionel Ritchie.

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Prince Removes His Music From All Streaming Sites


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Prince has become the latest big-name artist to remove his music from streaming services, in the latest act in his long standing suspicion of the internet. His back catalogue now cannot be played anywhere on the internet, except for the subscription-only service Tidal.

On Thursday (July 2nd), a message appeared on Prince’s Spotify artist page which read that his publisher had “asked all streaming services to remove his catalogue. We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible.”

PrincePrince has removed all his music from Spotify and other streaming sites

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President Obama Throws Ultra-Exclusive Party At White House - Prince Rumoured To Have Performed


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A few more details emerged today about an exclusive private party held by President Obama over the weekend, at which megastars such as Prince are rumoured to have performed. At Monday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that the President and the First Lady did indeed host a “private event” on Saturday (June 13th), but he remained tight-lipped as to further details.

However, Page Six was informed by anonymous attendees that not was The Purple One playing, he also brought Stevie flippin’ Wonder on-stage for a duet!

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Prince Performs At Baltimore's Rally 4 Peace In Honour Of Freddie Gray


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Prince has come out of seclusion for Sunday’s Rally 4 Peace in Baltimore. He took the stage in front of a crowd dressed in gray in tribute to Freddie Gray, the man whose death in police custody sparked protests in the city.

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Prince asked fans to wear gray in honour of Freddie Gray.

The pop star announced Sunday’s event after weeks of protests. At the concert, Prince debuted a new song he wrote for the city in the wake of Gray’s death, USA Today reports. The track is appropriately titled Baltimore. According to the artist’s website, Prince is in talks with Jay-Z to release the song via the streaming service TIDAL. Prince and the band are in rehearsals for their on-going Hit 'N' Tour, which was mooted by Fox News to extend not only to more US cities but abroad too.

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Prince To Play At Baltimore Peace Rally This Weekend


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The reclusive singer Prince has announced a surprise live performance. The star will play a short set as part of a peace rally in Baltimore this Sunday (May 10th) in support of those who’ve been affected by the recent rioting.

The singer has already dedicated a track to the residents of the embattled Maryland city, and held a surprise gig at his studio last week to honour the spirit of innocent parties caught up in the violent clashes. But the ‘Purple Rain’ singer is taking it a step further by organising and performing in the ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert at the Royal Farms Arena this weekend.

PrincePrince will perform at a peace rally in Baltimore this weekend

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Prince And 3rdEyeGirl Set To 'Hit And Run' The US With Spontaneous, Secretive Tour


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Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl are going on the road again, this time bringing their ‘Hit and Run’ tour to the U.S. for the first time. But as with the singer’s UK run last year, little details are available about the upcoming shows, only that it all kicks off next week in Louisville, KY., where portions of the ticket sales will be donated to various charities in the city.

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Prince will play an as-yet-unannounced venue in Louisville, KY on Saturday March 15th, with tickets going on sale Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. local time. The Kentucky city has been chosen as it’s the hometown of 3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Welton.

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Prince and Eliza Doolittle - Sunday 3rd July 2011 at The Hop Farm Festival Kent, England

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Justin Hawkins, Prince and Prince Charles - Justin Hawkins, London, England - at the Psychosis premiere shown at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square - Departures Thursday 1st January 1970

Justin Hawkins, Prince and Prince Charles

Justin Hawkins, Prince and Prince Charles - Justin Hawkins, London, England - at the Psychosis premiere shown at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square - Arrivals Thursday 1st January 1970

Justin Hawkins, Prince and Prince Charles

Prince - Sunday 4th July 2010 at Roskilde Roskilde, Denmark

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Reece Ritchie and Prince Sunday 9th May 2010 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' world premiere held at the Vue Westfield - Arrivals London, England

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Meredith Ostrom, Prince and Prince Charles Tuesday 13th April 2010 The Boogie Woogie gala screening at the Prince Charles Cinema - Arrivals London, England

Meredith Ostrom, Prince and Prince Charles

Prince Wednesday 15th August 2007 The UK film premiere of 'The Bourne Ultimatum' at The Odeon in Leicester Square - Arrivals London, England

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Prince Wednesday 15th August 2007 'Bourne Ultimatum' After Party at Shoreditch House - departures London, England

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Prince

Prince

Date of birth

7th June, 1958

Date of death

21st April, 2016

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.58




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