Media reports have stated that legendary rock/soul artist PRINCE (PRINCE ROGERS NELSON) has passed away at his Minnesota, U.S.A. home at 57.
PRINCE unleashed "HIT AND RUN PHASE 2", 1/21/2016 via NPG.
FROM LA TIMES:
Prince died at his Paisley Park estate, his publicist confirms.
UPDATE: Follow continuing coverage and reaction here: bbc.in/1YJ10oP
ITP V.016 EDITORS NOTE:
PRINCE? Are you fucking kidding me??? Prince DIED. You know you've come into puberty when you have the hots for PRINCE at 12 or 13. No shame here, first record I ever bought, PRINCE "1999"..What a unique and talented artist..Truly an amazing talent and an original..
FROM KATE BUSH NEWS:
Absolute shock, yet again, this evening as we hear that Prince has died. We know so many of you and your friends will be reeling from this. Kate worked with Prince on two recordings, My Computer and this unforgettable song from The Red Shoes.
FROM IRVING PLAZA NYC, NEW YORK:
Speechless. Rest In Peace, Prince.
FROM FULL METAL JACKIE:
It's a sad day. R.I.P.
FROM METAL SUCKS:
FROM HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FEST:
2016 has been brutal…RIP Prince..
FROM STEVIE NICKS:
My friend is gone...This is what it sounds like, when doves cry. He was my dove...Stevie Nicks
FROM DEVOLUTION MAGAZINE:
It's with some shock that I hear that Prince has died.It's without doubt that he was one of the most prolific song writers in the world, never being away from a recording studio even when on tour. Much like Bowie he was a musical chameleon, adjusting his style to suit the mood of the times, a true rock star.
FROM FULL TERROR ASSAULT:
.. and we were just talking about how were going to use all of the money for FTAIII to book Prince. Okay we weren't! But still, we wish we had the option to.
Purple & Bloody Rain ! #RIP #Prince
FROM LEVON HELM ESTATE:
Our most sincere condolences....
FROM ANI DIFRANCO:
"a most brilliant and exotic bird has flown into the sky. enjoy the view my friend." - from Ani
FROM RIALTO THEATER (TUSCON, ARIZONA)
Prince Rogers Nelson, you will be missed.
FROM STEVEN WILSON:
Just 30 minutes before we went on stage in Vienna tonight I heard that Prince had died, I couldn't believe it. It was a very tough show for me to play. The word "genius" is used a bit too often and loosely within the music world, but I think Prince was the real thing, perhaps the most naturally gifted performer of all time. I saw him play live several times, and his show at The O2 Arena in London in 2007 I would rate as the greatest concert I ever saw (Craig Blundell is agreeing with me now, he was there too).
Tonight I made a humble attempt to sing his song Sign 'O' the Times, in fact just before we played David Bowie's Space Oddity. It's been a while since I recorded my version so I couldn't remember it very well, but I wanted to at least try it, it would have seemed strange to pay tribute to one unique musical genius and not the other. Farewell strange purple one, and thanks for it all.
FROM CORROSION OF CONFORMITY:
Respect and remembrance...
Rest In Peace, Prince. #SB41
I'm terribly saddened today. He was my icon, my inspiration. Prince changed the world. Musically gifted beyond words but also an activist. He fought for civil & artists rights. 💜 A virtuoso. An unparalleled genius. His lyrics challenged the world, his very presence challenged gender identities, he fought for artists rights, he fought for civil rights, he was a vegan, he was a genius composer, he was a genius guitar player, an incredible lyricist, a humanitarian and an absolutely unique & beautiful soul. Our world will never, ever be the same. 💜💜💜 Legacy. Mozart. Hendrix. Prince. 💜💜💜 #superstar #cultartist #icon #genius #activist #vegan 😞 #love #love #love 👑 OTEP
FROM U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
Pres. Barack Obama on the passing of Prince: "The world lost a creative icon...nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative." http://abcn.ws/1SyyWWM
FROM COREY TAYLOR: (SLIPKNOT):
Rest in peace. #Prince
FROM JOHN PUTRUCCI (DREAM THEATER):
R.I.P. Prince. John Petrucci performing Prince Purple Rain.
FROM PAUL WESTERBERG VIA ROLLING STONE: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-westerberg-remembers-prince-i-cant-think-of-anyone-better-20160422?page=2
FROM ERYKAH BADU:
That time Prince was your rhythm guitarist
then sent you the picture.
The time Prince was so gracious to come to your club in the hood of South Dallas and play for 4 hours into the night...
The time you recorded "Today -the earth song"
at Paisley Park.
All the times y'all shot pool and argued over religion.
The time Prince got in your Lemo to tell you that 'World Wide Underground ' wasn't finished yet and you 'felt a way'. Lol
The time Prince "evolved " and wouldn't sign yo mama's 'Dirty Mind' album cover cause he said he wasn't into that no mo and yo mama told him
"well you shouldn't have made it then" and you were embarrassed.
The time Prince had a "swear jar" and you just put a 20 dollar bill in it when you walk in.
The time Prince and Larry Grahm had you cornered in a Jehova's Witness...well, witness session.
The time you presented Prince with the ICON Billboard AWARD with 20 (Janell Monáe).
The time you sang "I wanna be your lover" on the 3rd grade talent show wearing a swim top and the teachers cut you short because it was "inappropriate".
The moment you remember how much he means to you...
You've been here all my life .
And You will live F O R E V E R in my cells.
FROM BILLY GIBBONS (ZZ TOP):
My guitar playing pal has left us but his impact is forever. RIP Brother Prince.
FROM ERIC CLAPTON:
Eric Clapton is sharing his grief over Prince's death, calling him "a true genius.''
FROM L.A. REID (SONY MUSIC):
FROM IHSAHN:This what it sounds like when the world cries. Prince, I already miss you. Your melodies will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/X0FQ0AzCWJ— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) April 21, 2016
Sad news about Prince! A true musical prodigy! R.I.P purple one. https://t.co/ZJOAY0etOX— Ihsahn (@Ihsahn_official) April 21, 2016
FROM KRIST NOVOSELIC (NIRVANA):
Sometimes It Snows In April. This is true for the ones we've lost during this and Aprils past. https://t.co/I6t0inz9C7— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 21, 2016
DAVID COVERDALE (WHITESNAKE):
R.I.P Prince...Exceptional Talent... pic.twitter.com/Fvl5W61OEv— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) April 21, 2016
SHAWN DROVER (FORMALLY OF MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE):
https://t.co/2fl7SZ4yEO Prince was a true originator and GREAT musician, you will be missed. R.I.P #Prince— shawn drover (@shawndrover) April 21, 2016
SEAN ONO LENNON:
Prince R.I.P. Can't stop crying. This year has been too much. https://t.co/A1Qhi1pPs5— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) April 21, 2016
IAN CHRISTE (WRITER):
Prince on the cover of golden-era Kerrang!, 1984. He might be the most successful DIY musician/figure EVER. R.I.P. https://t.co/FJfsDjOaso— Ian Christe (@ianchriste) April 21, 2016
TOM MORELLO (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE):
One of the greatest, most gifted and unique musicians, performers and producers ever. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/IhEFyq42Lr— Tom Morello (@tmorello)
FROM CHUCK D. (PUBLIC ENEMY) and BOXING LEGEND MUHHAMAD ALI:
We've lost a true original. Prince was someone who cared for others & used his genius to help many. - Muhammad Ali
FROM NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST:
A tribute to #Prince in the skies above New Orleans Jazz Fest.
FROM DANI FILTH: (CRADLE OF FILTH):
Good fun was had on our Prince party night-out in London yesterday eve with close of kin.
'Little red courgette...'
FROM GENE SIMMONS (KISS):
Fellow artists pay tribute to #Prince. #KISS' Gene Simmons says "#Prince was the real deal"
MAURIZIO IACONO (KATAKYLYSM):
PRINCE's music catalogue is SKY ROCKETING in Sales , I guess you have to die to get people to the record stores and buy your music #sad
FROM NY TIMES:
FROM KATE BUSH VIA SPIN MAGAZINE:
FROM BLACK CROWN INITIATE:
Prince, rest in peace.
FROM BILLBOARD MAGAZINE:
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-