Latest Prince News

Prince Royce to headline MLS All-Star concert

Jun. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free event on July 27 in Orlando, Florida, at Wall Street Plaza,...

For Apollonia Kotero, Prince was a king

Jun. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Prince protege and longtime friend Apollonia Kotero said the Purple One had major plans for her before his untimely death in 2016, including new music, a possible film and even a book to follow-up his upcoming memoir. He had even given Kotero and her Apollonia 6 bandmates the...

Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

Jun. 4, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn't hit the mainstream in a major way. That's when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the masses as...

Rhett looks to get more relatable with love on new record

May. 31, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thomas Rhett has fully embraced his reputation for being the guy who is always writing romantic songs inspired by his wife, Lauren, due to his hit parade of multi-platinum love songs like "Die a Happy Man" and "Marry Me." Now his challenge going into his fourth record, "Center Point...

Correction: Prince-Lawsuit story

May. 30, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an Aug. 24, 2018, story about a lawsuit against a doctor who prescribed pain pills to Prince, The Associated Press reported the wrong date for the rock star's death. He died April 21, 2016, not April 15, 2016. A corrected version of the story is below: Prince's family sues doctor who...

Prince's bodyguard deposed in wrongful death lawsuit

May. 30, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star. Kirk Johnson's attorney told KSTP-TV that Wednesday's deposition at the Carver County Courthouse was difficult for his client, who...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

May. 29, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players. Even the most optimistic member of the organization would've had...

Conforto's grand slam sends Mets past Dodgers 7-3

May. 29, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Credit injured Robinson Cano with an assist on Michael Conforto's first career grand slam. Conforto took some advice from Cano during a pitching change before his at-bat in the seventh and turned on an 0-1 pitch from Scott Alexander that lifted the New York Mets over the Los Angeles...

Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career

May. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith says that Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin" was "one of, if not the best experience" of his accomplished 30-year career. Speaking to reporters in Amman, Jordan on Monday at the regional premiere, Smith, who plays Genie, said the musical movie "called...

Review: Musician Ani DiFranco's memoir is raw and powerful

May. 7, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

Ani DiFranco, "No Walls and the Recurring Dream" (Viking) Ani DiFranco has spent decades challenging the status quo, standing up for what she believes and creating honest, raw music. Her memoir is an extension of these passions. Looking at her lyrics over the years, it has always been clear: She cherishes the...