2004 – Prince and his bodyguard are sued by a college student when supposedly he tried to snap a shot at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The PP and the PPB, (Purple Prince and Purple Prince Bodygaurd), must’ve been camera shy, but the student alleges he was beaten and had his camera stripped off him when […]
2004 – Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
2003 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, 60, is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The one-time Satanic Majesty brings his 92-year-old father Joe to the ceremony.
2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004. Yep, still no Foghat.
2003 – Prince plays a secret show at the Bennett’s Lane jazz club in Melbourne, Australia on this day in rock history!
2003 – Nineties hit-makers the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes”) announce their reformation. “It was as though the music was waiting for us,” singer Chris Barron tells his Web site.
2003 – Pop singer Pink sends an open letter to Prince William, urging him to stop hunting on behalf of furry animals everywhere.
2003 – Prince’s new album “N.E.W.S.” goes on sale as an exclusive digital download. Perhaps the reason why is that it only has four tracks, each 15 minutes long. A marketing genius!
2003 – Prince unveils a new studio album, “N.E.W.S.,” to members of his NPG Music Club Web Site.
2001 – Prince launches internet-based subscription service NPGMusicClub. A subscription service whereby fans are asked to pay as much as $100 per year. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince Rogers Nelson received his name from his father, jazz musician John Nelson, who was a performer in the Prince Rogers Trio. In constrast to the privileged […]
2000 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his name again. The singer says the reason for switching back is because his publishing contract with Warner/Chappell, made under the name Prince, expired at the end of 1999. “I will now go back to using my name instead of the […]
1999 – At a Lilith Fair stop in Toronto, Prince appears during Sheryl Crow’s set to rock on “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”