The Artist Formerly Known As ... RIP





  • Just heard that, didn't he have a tour planned too?
    RIP



  • On the way to work I heard Purple Rain played on 3 different stations, all in the space of 15 mins
    Never met him in real life obviously but did see the wax version at Las Vegas some years back, tiny little dude. Don't think it would take much for a bug or virus to bring him down.



  • Prince is one of my all time favourites. Really absolutely sucks. Who else is 2016 going to take? Bowie, Lemmy, Phife, Rickman....fucking Paul Daniels!
    Seriously loved Prince and can remember dancing with my mum to Purple Rain and Raspberry Beret when I was a kid. So many innovative songs. I rate him as more important to music than Michael Jackson.
    Prince was, in my world, one of the best ever.
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  • He was awesome. Brilliant singer, musician, songwriter, and absolutely true to his own brand of be your freaky, dirty self.
     
    This year fucking sucks.



  • Gutted. Saw him in 2007 and he was sensational but I wish I'd seen him when he was with the Revolution.
     
    RIP little guy.



  • Damn. He was a true great. Rip



  • This is the worst of 2016 by far, the others are all insignificant compared to him and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Put together they only have a smidgen of the impact Prince had on me.
     
    Singer/Songwriter/multi instrumentalist/Dancer/Bandleader/Producer.....he was a legitimate master of all he did,  The guy was an EXCEPTIONAL guitarist but that was sometimes lost in amongst all the other things he could do so well.
     
    I don't have enough time to mention all the amazing songs that touched my life over the years.
     
    Thanks for giving the most AMAZING concert I've ever seen in 2003 little man.
     
    RIP.



  • Sad news. I thought to myself this morning I was never really his biggest fan, but then when I see the list of all the hits he has pumped out over the years I realised I was actually a huge fan without even really knowing it. You'd have to be living an Amish life style to not know the words to a whole heap of his music.
     
    RIP, an absolute legend in every sense of the word.



  • Pinched from Facebook...
    "It's like George R R Martin is writting 2016"



  • So many innovative songs. I rate him as more important to music than Michael Jackson.

    The Michael/Quincy Jones partnership was pretty special though. 
     
     
    Not to take anything away from Prince.
     
    Him and Michael are my favourite 2 artists ever....  Michael has the best pure voice I've ever heard and Prince was simply a musical genius. 
     
    I saw Prince play his greatest hits tour in Brisbane a few years back and what an amazing show. Definately the best concert I've ever been to.. his guitar playing live was mind blowing,



  • Talented little dude. 57 is waaaay too young.
    This year can eat a dick



  • SammyC and MN5. You have no idea how many arguments i have had with mates that are rock/metal fans about his guitar ability.
    He was amazing but because of his oddness, pop status and overall persona I think its lost just how amazing a guitarist he was.
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  • The Michael/Quincy Jones partnership was pretty special though. 
     
     
    Not to take anything away from Prince.
     
    Him and Michael are my favourite 2 artists ever....  Michael has the best pure voice I've ever heard and Prince was simply a musical genius. 
     
    I saw Prince play his greatest hits tour in Brisbane a few years back and what an amazing show. Definately the best concert I've ever been to.. his guitar playing live was mind blowing,

    They nearly collaborated on a song in the 80s......probably a good thing it never happened cos I truly think the world would have imploded from too much sheer musical genius.
     
    As mentioned 2016 has been a bad year but I could handle the others heaps more than this.
     
    On a roadie to the rapa with the better half and my sons, needless to say there'll only be one artist playing on the way up and an extreme likelihood of some "Purple Rain" and "Under the Cherry Moon" on DVD tonight. ( possibly with a it of skipping, the movies are fucken awful despite the genius of many of the songs )




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    Just skip to the end for the awesomeness




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    Just skip to the end for the awesomeness

    There won't be many of these vids cos the great man was all over Youtube like a rash making sure his stuff isn't on there. It's a shame cos all he is doing is alienating a whole new generation of potential fans.
     
    But yeah, he was a better guitarist than any of those guys on stage.....and that's not even taking into account the ridiculous talent he had in other areas. Just a fucken freak. As a pure axeman he is up there with other personal heros like Hendrix, Blackmore, Frusciante, Beck etc.



  • Too many great tracks to mention. Closest to a complete musical alrounder I can think of, perhaps Beck comes a distant 2nd.
    Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels and now Prince. If I was under 5 foot 5 I'd be shitting myself.



  • Too many great tracks to mention. Closest to a complete musical alrounder I can think of, perhaps Beck comes a distant 2nd.Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels and now Prince. If I was under 5 foot 5 I'd be shitting myself.

    Ha, despite feeling a bit dark today that made me laugh Cookie, good shit !
     
    Stevie Wonder would take that second spot though I reckon.




  • Just skip to the end for the awesomeness

    I put that on the other thread ,love the comment about him going up to get his guitar .



  • SammyC and MN5. You have no idea how many arguments i have had with mates that are rock/metal fans about his guitar ability.
    He was amazing but because of his oddness, pop status and overall persona I think its lost just how amazing a guitarist he was.
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    Tell me about it.....
     
    The ones that annoy me the most are the idiots that rate Slash above Prince.  It's not even close