Prince’s family demands Trump stop using singer’s music

The family of music icon Prince has hit out at Donald Trump, calling for the US president to stop playing the star’s songs at his rallies.
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Prince’s family sue doctor over pain pills

Prince’s family are suing the rock star’s doctor, saying he failed to treat the singer’s addiction to pain medication.
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Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

The musician’s close associates, who were fiercely protective of him, said they had no inkling of his painkiller addiction until just before he died of an overdose in 2016.
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Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician’s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement.
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Prince’s Brother Says His Hologram Will Not Be Used During the Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Prince’s family and friends were quick to shoot down reports that the late singer’s hologram would make an appearance during Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII halftime show on Sunday.

The “Purple Rain” singer’s family denied it was happening on Saturday through a Twitter account managed by his brother, Omarr Baker.

In the tweet, Baker shared a no entry sign along with “#PrinceHologram,” after TMZ reported Timberlake had a hologram planned in honor of Prince and his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the Super Bowl will be held.

Timberlake’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The NFL also was not immediately available for comment.

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When a fan asked Baker, “Does this mean you didn’t authorize it or that it’s not happening?” he responded with, “Both.”

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Prince’s one-time fiancée and longtime friend and collaborator, musician Sheila E., also weighed on the hologram rumor on Twitter, writing, “Prince told me don’t ever let anyone do a hologram of me. Not cool if this happens!”

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Prince’s Super Bowl XLI halftime performance in 2007 is still considered one of the best halftime shows of all time, particularly after the singer performed during an actual downpour of rain while singing “Purple Rain.”

While the icon’s image might not be making an appearance with Timberlake, the “Filthy” singer cited Prince as a big influence for his performance during a press conference on Thursday, according to Billboard.

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“In my opinion, the greatest all-around musician in pop culture,” Timberlake said. “The time I got to spend around him, with him, talking about music — those are memories that I’ll take with me forever.”

When he was asked during the conference if he would be bringing out any special guests, the crooner admitted, “Well… no.”

“To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests. There’s a whole list. I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, from ‘NSYNC to Jay to Chris Stapleton to Janet,” he said.

Instead, he said he wanted to shine the spotlight on his trusty longtime band, the Tennessee Kids. “I feel like they’re my special guests and I’m excited to rock the stage.”

Timberlake — who revealed he’s “doing a few things with this halftime show they’ve never quite done before” — confirmed that he’ll play his Oscar-nominated smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling” but warned, “That’s all I am giving away! I’m not giving away anything else, so don’t even try it.

 


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Royal troopers: Princes’ Star Wars cameos confirmed

Prince William and Prince Harry are to make royal cameos as stormtroopers in the next Star Wars film, actor John Boyega has confirmed.
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For Aramco Insiders, Prince’s $2 Trillion IPO Valuation Doesn’t Add Up

Officials working on taking the state-owned oil company public have struggled to come up with a scenario under which Saudi Aramco is worth more than $ 1.5 trillion, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Prince’s estate blocks unreleased music

Prince’s estate is taking legal action to block the release of a set of unpublished songs this week.
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Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go

A visit to the rock star’s compound-turned-museum, where a team is organizing all of his belongings as it prepares for the one-year anniversary of his death.
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Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

As the anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, investigators still have not given any indication of where he got the fentanyl that killed him.
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Prince’s unreleased song stash bought up

Prince’s unreleased demos, outtakes and live recordings are set for release after Universal bought up exclusive rights.
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Hendrix and Prince’s guitars up for auction

Guitars once belonging to Jimi Hendrix and Prince are going under the hammer.
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The Revolution, Prince’s Former Band, Says It Will Reunite

In a video on Facebook, Wendy Melvoin, who played guitar and sang with the group, did not specify when or where its shows would take place.
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