Prince’s Friend Interviews Journalist and Author Neal Karlen

Former Rolling Stone journalist Neal Karlen, who did two in-depth interviews with Prince and who had an unlikely friendship with the him over the period of 30+ years, is interviewed by Prince’s Friend during Celebration 2019 in the above video. There was a time when Prince didn’t do interviews, but allowed only this journalist to […]

Prince concert film SIGN O THE TIMES to be released in Europe as a Limited Deluxe Edition

(May 9, 2019) Turbine Media Group, a German based, award-winning home entertainment company, announces the release of the legendary Prince concert film, SIGN O THE TIMES, as a Limited Deluxe Edition on September 9th 2019.  For licensing reasons, the film will be formatted for and released exclusively in “region code B/2”. Region B/2 refers to […]

Prince Originals Album will stream exclusively on TIDAL in June

This June, The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL, will release Originals, a 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital role Prince played in other artists’ careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate, and JAY-Z. Starting June 7, Originals […]

Prince Memoir Release Date Announced

The long awaited memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29, 2019. This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but according the book’s editor, Chris Jackson, is much more than that. The Beautiful Ones is a “genuinely moving and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s […]


(April 2019) As the world marks the third anniversary of Prince’s passing on April 21, Paisley Park will celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with several events and tributes! Beginning Thursday, April 18, 2019, fans touring Paisley Park can once again place memorial messages on a special Prince4Ever tribute fence within the interior grounds […]

Morris Day Memoir Available November 5th, 2019

Scheduled for sale beginning on November 5th, 2019, On Time – A Princely Life in Funk is a memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince. To tell the story of Morris Day is to tell the story of Prince. Not because they were inseparable or because […]


YouTube channel host Prince’s Friend has carved out a niche for himself as a Prince Rogers Nelson historian in the entertainment industry’s world of music fandoms. Our channel works independently of the Prince estate but remains aligned with the overall mission of keeping Prince’s legacy alive through explorations of his songs, albums, movies, messaging, estate news, as well as his posthumous celebration events and music releases. Prince’s Friend takes some deep dives into Prince’s career which spanned over five decades and looks closely at all directions of his journey. (READ MORE)


Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film Purple Rain, all of which are displayed at Paisley Park. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Prince was born in Minneapolis and resided in the Minneapolis area throughout his life.


Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and production compound in Chanhassen, offers fans of the late music icon the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex that served as the center of Prince’s creative universe. Operated by P Park Management, guided tours take visitors throughout the extensive main floor of Paisley Park, including recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, exhibit spaces that chronicle films such as Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, Prince’s private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where Prince rehearsed for concert tours and held exclusive, private events and performances. The tour also features hundreds of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments and concert memorabilia.


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