1. Photographer Sues Studio Over Prince Photos

    October 24, 2016 9:01 PM EDT A man who photographed Prince during the late music superstar's early years is suing a Minneapolis studio to recover about 3,000 original pictures. Allen Beaulieu's federal lawsuit is against Studio 1124 and its owner, Clint Stockwell. [readmore:7549980] The lawsuit says Beaulieu…

  2. Family of Prince's 'Brother' Duane Nelson Sr. Fights for Piece of $300M Estate

    October 21, 2016 8:07 PM EDT A lack of genetic connection could doom their claims. Prince sometimes referred to Duane J. Nelson Sr. as his brother when both men were still alive, and on Friday afternoon (Oct. 21), a Minnesota state judge set out to determine whether such an unofficial family relationship might allow…

  3. Janelle Monae on Her Oscar-Buzzy Film Debut, Dating 'Androids' & That Long-Awaited Next Album

    October 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT “I’ve always spoken out about what it means to be ‘the other,’ ” says Janelle Monae , seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film studio that’s releasing her first feature film, Moonlight , later this month. “As a black woman who has experienced sexism and racism,…

  4. Prince's Siblings Say Purported Niece & Grandniece Are Not Heirs

    October 18, 2016 6:47 PM EDT Prince 's siblings say a woman and girl purported to be his niece and grandniece have no genetic connection to the late superstar and should not be named as heirs to his estate, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Attorneys for Prince's siblings and half-siblings…

  5. Prince's Most NSFW Lyrics: 10 Times He Would Have Had to Pay The Swear Jar

    October 16, 2016 10:00 AM EDT In Luke Cage , Marvel’s latest superhero series on Netflix, the patriarchal character Pop has a swear jar in his barber shop: When anyone in the shop lets a cuss word slip, they must pay a tax to the taped-up can of Cafe Bustelo. In a recent tweet, Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker…

  6. Chaka Khan Remembers Prince and His Secret Talent for Impersonating Sly Stone

    October 14, 2016 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan's enthusiasm for Prince's music ran both ways: he was a fan of hers long before she covered his 1979 cut "I Feel For You" to million-selling, Grammy-winning success in 1984, and they would collaborate on a full-length album 14 years later on the Prince-produced…

  7. Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan Lead Music Royalty, Friends & Family For Concert Tribute to Prince

    October 14, 2016 12:08 AM EDT Twelve years ago, during his St. Paul leg of 2004's Musicology tour, Prince was holding court in the midst of an immaculately timed and performed set at the Xcel Energy Center when he took a moment to tease out the first few lines of "Heartbreak Hotel" -- and then promptly cut…

  8. John Mayer Withdraws from Prince Tribute Concert

    October 13, 2016 12:32 AM EDT Pop star John Mayer won't be performing at a tribute concert honoring the late rock icon Prince on Thursday. Concert promoter Randy Levy told the Minneapolis Star Tribune late Tuesday that Mayer had a "change of schedule" and had to withdraw from the concert at the Xcel Energy…

  9. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

    October 12, 2016 12:04 PM EDT Although it’s been nine years since his passing, the King of Pop's lucrative empire only continues to grow, as Michael Jackson earns another No. 1 spot, this time on Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list . Sony paid the singer $115 million for a 50/50 partnership for Sony…

  10. A Prince Promo Tape Is the Most Expensive Cassette Sold on Discogs, Ever

    October 11, 2016 2:18 PM EDT 'The Versace Experience – Prelude 2 Gold' sold for over $4,000 through the site. The most expensive cassette ever sold in Discogs history is now an ultra-rare Prince tape. How ultra-rare? It was only ever handed out in a small batch, at the Versace collection at Paris Fashion Week…

  11. Paisley Park Visitors Will See Prince's Studio And Mementos

    October 06, 2016 1:35 AM EDT Prince's handwritten notes still sit out in the control room of Studio A at Paisley Park, where he recorded some of his greatest hits and was working on a jazz album before he died. The room is filled with his keyboards and guitars, and his iconic symbol graces the control panel. Those…

  12. Prince's Paisley Park Given 3-Day Temporary Permit Amid Zoning Snag

    October 05, 2016 4:12 AM EDT Prince's suburban Minneapolis estate and studio complex, Paisley Park, will open to the public after all this week, but only under a temporary permit while officials work out concerns about public safety and traffic. Under the permit, the Paisley Park museum will be open for tours…

  13. Prince's Paisley Park Museum Debut This Week May Be Delayed

    October 04, 2016 9:19 AM EDT The public opening of Prince 's suburban Minneapolis estate and studio complex scheduled for this week could be delayed because the city council hasn't approved a rezoning request. That zoning change was set aside by the Chanhassen City Council Monday night following more than three…

  14. Prince Investigation Focusing on Doctors & Black Markets

    October 03, 2016 4:08 PM EDT More than five months after Prince 's fatal drug overdose, investigators have narrowed their focus to two main questions: whether doctors illegally prescribed opioids meant for the pop star and whether the fentanyl that killed him came from a black-market source, a law enforcement…

  15. 7 Significant Moments in Twisted Sister's History

    October 01, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Band famed for 'We're Not Gonna Take It' to play last Northeast show Oct. 1 at Rock Carnival. Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has played thousands of shows: 9,000, by his count. Many were in New Jersey when the band he founded in 1973 was tearing up clubs -- decked out…

  16. An Oral History of 'Sesame Street' Music: One Direction, 'Rubber Duckie,' and Not Eminem

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Nearly 50 years before Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed with pop stars and kazoos for The Tonight Show ’s Classroom Instruments bit , or James Corden strapped chart-topping singers into the passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke , Sesame Street invited celebrity guests to perform original…

  17. Judge Sets Date for Closed Hearing in Prince Estate Case

    September 22, 2016 4:27 PM EDT A Minnesota judge has scheduled a closed hearing next week to deal with a dispute between potential heirs and the trust company overseeing the estate of the late rock superstar Prince . The order from Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide says the trust company and "various presumed…

  18. Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera & More Top Prince Tribute Show Lineup

    September 15, 2016 7:36 PM EDT Stevie Wonder and members of Prince 's inner circle will highlight a family-sanctioned Prince tribute concert in St. Paul on Oct. 13. Prince's Musical Friends Reportedly Planning Tribute Prince's family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown…

  19. Nowhere Else, Man: The Beatles, Best Buy and the Birth of Exclusives

    September 02, 2016 10:30 AM EDT "You still have to focus on the consumer and not the competition," says longtime buyer Gary Arnold. Back in the CD era, there were few executives as powerful as Best Buy's Gary Arnold. As the main music buyer for the electronics giant, he helped oversee the chain's growth…

  20. Prince's Musical Friends Reportedly Planning Tribute

    August 31, 2016 10:21 PM EDT A tribute concert to Prince next month will reportedly feature some of the musicians closest to the late superstar. A Minnesota State Arts Board newsletter says the Oct. 13 concert at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will "feature members of the iconic Prince Family." The…

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