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MINNESOTA: No Criminal Charges In Death Of Prince

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that he was closing the investigation into the death of musician Prince Rogers Nelson without issuing any criminal charges. Metz said county, state and federal investigators undertook an “extensive, painstaking and thorough” investigation but were unable to determine who provided Prince the fentanyl painkillers, disguised as counterfeit Percocet tablets, ...

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Prince Died Of “Exceedingly High” Fentanyl Amount

The Associated Press reports: A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy, obtained by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. Public data released six ...

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Autopsy Confirms: Prince Died Of Opioid Overdose

From the New York Daily News: A Minnesota autopsy found an opioid overdose caused the unexpected April 21 death of musical megastar Prince inside his sprawling Paisley Park compound, the Associated Press reported. The results were made public weeks after a four-hour autopsy by local Chief Medical Examiner Dr. A. Quinn Strobl. A preponderence of evidence has since suggested Prince’s ...

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Bruce Springsteen – Purple Rain [VIDEO]

Forbes recaps: Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Prince, who died Thursday, in concert tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Springsteen, who closes out the sold out U.S. leg of his “The River” tour Monday night at Barclays, opened the show bathed in purple light with a sad, sweet version of Prince classic “Purple Rain.” Nils Lofgren, one of the few ...

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Prince Autopsy Completed: No Cause Of Death Revealed

The autopsy on Prince has been completed but the results may not be publicly known for weeks. Via press release: “As part of a complete exam, relevant information regarding Mr. Nelson’s medical and family history will be gathered. Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration. Midwest Medical Examiners Office will not release information until ...

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The Color Purple Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

As JMG reader Danimal puts it, Jennifer Hudson took the audience to church. What’s On Stage recaps: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson led an onstage tribute at The Color Purple on Broadway last night, following the news that pop legend Prince had passed away at the age of 57. In a video shared on the show’s official Facebook account Hudson ...

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Hamilton Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The tributes for music icon Prince poured in from across the world on the day of his death, but one went viral swiftly on Thursday night. The cast of Hamilton sang and danced to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on stage following their Thursday night performance. The hottest Broadway musical in the world has much of its success ...

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BREAKING: Prince Dies At Age 57

TMZ has the shocking news: The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57. Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that ...

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Prince Protege Vanity Dies At Age 57

Prince protege Vanity, whose bawdy chart-topping 1982 single Nasty Girl dissed any lover who didn’t have “seven inches or more,” has died at the age of 57. Vanity (real name Denise Matthews) had long battled kidney ailments stemming from her descent into crack cocaine addiction in the early 90s. Following a successful stint in rehab, she became a born again ...

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Prince – Baltimore

Via USA Today: The promised Prince track about the unrest in Baltimore has dropped on SoundCloud. The serious subject matter is juxtaposed against a bouncy, guitar-based track, recorded at the singer’s Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota with a vocal assist from Eryn Allen Kane. The Purple One begins by alluding to the 1992 Ice Cube track It was a Good ...

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Proposed Copyright Law Change Could End Streaming & Downloads Of Cover Versions

Via Billboard Magazine: On Thursday morning, the U.S. Copyright Office released a 245-page review of the music licensing regime with some bold proposals. It’s not beach reading season, though, so it’s understandable why the tome hasn’t triggered a mass frenzy just yet. But wait! The government has just suggested a change that would make it possible for Taylor Swift not ...

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Prince Drops Lawsuits Against Fans

Prince has dropped the million-dollar lawsuits he filed against 22 fans for posting self-made concert clips to their Facebook pages and personal blogs. Prince had only filed the original lawsuit less than 2 weeks ago … going after 22 anonymous bloggers (for $1 mil-a-piece) who posted concert footage on Facebook and other websites without Prince’s permission. But after news of ...

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Prince Sues 22 Fans For $1M Each Over Postings Of Self-Made Concert Clips

Prince has filed million-dollar lawsuits against 22 fans who posted self-made concert videos to their Facebook pages or personal blogs. According to the suits, these fans provided links to download their clips. The “Purple Rain” singer filed a copyright lawsuit on 16 January in the Northern District of California, targeting 22 individuals he believes have committed “massive infringement and bootlegging” ...

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New Prince Track With Homophobic Lyrics

Nothing else prejudicial? Here are the lyrics. Yesterday I saw you kickin’ it with another girl You was all wrapped up around her waist Last time I checked, you said you left the dirty world Well it appears that wasn’t the case Hey, I see you undercover like the CIA Snatching little wigs from another bouquet – that’s French I ...

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Prince – Rock N Roll Love Affair

Last night Prince made a rare television appearance when he debuted his new single on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Prince’s last commercially released single was the 2006 flop, Fury, which did not chart. I’m not really feeling this new one.

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80’s Flashback

Chaka Khan, I Feel For You, 1984. Lots of folks covered this track from Prince’s 1979 debut second album, including Rebbie Jackson, the Timberlake-Spears edition of the Mouseketeers, and the Pointer Sisters, whose limp 1982 version was particularly forgettable. But it was Chaka Khan who used the track to rocket out of her post-Rufus doldrums and return to the pop ...

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Prince Doesn’t Even Vote

Despite Prince’s anti-gay and anti-marriage equality stance revealed by New Yorker in November, now he tells the LA Times that he doesn’t even vote at all because his religion forbids it. He did not vote for Proposition 8. In fact, he didn’t vote at all. “I didn’t vote for Obama either,” he explained. “Jehovah’s Witnesses haven’t voted for their whole ...

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New Yorker Stands By Prince Story

I never mentioned it here (because..hello…the source was Perez Hilton), but moments after it made the news, a flack for Prince was denying his anti-gay quotes in the New Yorker, saying that the Artist Formerly Known As Interesting had been “grossly misquoted and misinterpreted.” Misinterpreted? “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, ...

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Prince Comes Out (As Anti-Gay)

Ugh. I so didn’t need to read this today. The Artist Formerly Known As Brilliant now says that gays got what they deserved at Sodom and Gomorrah. Recently, Prince hosted an executive who works for Philip Anschutz, the Christian businessman whose company owns the Staples Center. “We started talking red and blue,” Prince said. “People with money—money like that—are not ...

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