Prince released the iconic “Purple Rain” soundtrack as his sixth studio album on June 25, 1984. The album cover features Prince sitting on his motorcycle with co-star Apollonia above him. The photo was taken on New York Street on the Warner Bros. Movie Studio Lot in Burbank, California.
It has long been rumored that Pat Smear, the legendary punk rock guitarist from the bands The Germs, Nirvana & Foo Fighters was an extra in the 1985 Prince music video “Raspberry Beret”. I spoke to Smear backstage at a gig and he 100% confirmed that he was in the video and shared some stories with me about it..
When tours of Paisley Park Museum started shortly after his death on October 2016, many curious visitors were looking for the elevator Prince passed away in but could not find it. That’s because both entrances of the elevator corridor was been drywalled over and hidden away from tourist.
Duff McKagan has continually expressed his unabashed love for Prince and his music and even credits Prince for inspiring him to follow his dreams of becoming a rock star. I caught a couple of Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime” tour shows and couldn’t get over his subtle tribute to his idol by adding the famous Prince “Symbol” to his signature 1986 White Fender Jazz Bass Special.
Thursday – April 21, 2016, Prince passed away at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The last known photos of Prince alive were these two photos.
Check out the infamous Prince mugshot from his temporary arrest in Jackson, Mississippi on March 29, 1980. Prince and keyboardist Dr. Fink were detained for stealing a megaphone from an airplane.
With song titles such as “I Would Die 4 U”, “Take Me With U” and “U Got The Look” that date back to the early 1980’s was Prince at all responsible for the short code text language we use today?
Most people want to meet and take pictures with musicians but musicians want to meet and take pictures with the “Greatest Of All-Time” Muhammad Ali. Check out some of these awesome pictures of Ali with rock stars and musicians.
We did this story about the 5″6 Bono having a slight bit of short man’s complex so he wears lifts. Well Prince who stands at about 5″2 takes it to another level. He doesn’t wear lifts, he actually wears high heels. Check it out these photos of Prince in his man pumps…
The motorcycle Prince rides in the film Purple Rain and on the cover of the album is a customized 1981 Hondamatic Honda CB400A. The bike was customized by adding fairing, special handlebars and a seat with hot pink velour inserts. Prince’s also added an early version of his symbol painted on a few parts on the bike.