Prince Debuts Funky Song, Talks Omelets and Hair on 'Arsenio Hall Show': Watch

Prince performs on The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show / Courtesy CBS Television Distribution

Prince was long on guitar solos, but short on information about his plans for 2014 during his takeover of "The Arsenio Hall Show" that airs tonight, March 5.

Prince and the New Power Generation, with an assist from an 11-piece horn section, performed a new song, "FUNKNROLL," and a pair of lesser-known tunes, "She's Always in My Hair" and "Mutiny" for an audience, half of which was wearing shades of purple.

While he did not share any news about recordings or tours in 2014, he did offer a few tidbits about himself:

  • He can cook omelets. "All my friends have high cholesterol," he joked.
  • His favorite new composition is "The Breakdown."
  • His pet peeve is strangers touching his hair. "I was at an Oscars party," he said, "and people kept bumping into me. And it always seems to be dudes."
  • On the slow-down of his output: "We live in a singles market. I come from the old school and love making albums. You wait until you have other songs to go with (ones you like). Without a contract, there's no rush to do an album."

The Prince takeover of "Arsenio Hall" airs tonight (March 5). Local listings here.