Last night on The Arsenio Hall Show, BABY!, it went down! Prince showed up and showed out. An hour-long of Prince and outstanding cast of players along side him for this once in a lifetime moment. Prince opened the show with a brand new song called …FUNKROLL from his upcoming studio album “Plectrumelectrum” with 3rdEyeGirl. (There is no release date yet.) Not only did he give us new music…he also threw in some old classic hits like…”She’s Always In My Hair” from his Side A & Side B Cd and of course the minor hit song, Munity, which was a song on The Family debut album back in the day. For you newer generation that’s clueless to who The Family is…The Family is a band formed by Prince, and one of the first group signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. The band reformed as fDeluxe in 2009. Members of The Family were; St. Paul, Eric Leeds, Jerome Benton, Susannah Melvoin, and Jellybean Johnson.
During the show, Prince showcased his trademark guitar solos and his soothing stage set with candles and all the things that make Prince. Love the fact that he brought in fresh faces and new music with 3rdEyeGirl. Prince shared a little info on what his pet peeves were and some other fun facts that you may not have known.
- He can cook omelets. “All my friends have high cholesterol,” he joked.
- His favorite new composition is “The Breakdown.”
- His pet peeve is strangers touching his hair. “I was at an Oscars party,” he said, “and people kept bumping into me. And it always seems to be dudes.”
- On the slow-down of his output: “We live in a singles market. I come from the old school and love making albums. You wait until you have other songs to go with (ones you like). Without a contract, there’s no rush to do an album.”
So happy that he loves giving his fans all his musical gifts with a full album and not a single…I must agree with him on that. Love his whole look which to me was kind of hippie and 70ish…but the music was HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! Prince dances and get’s Funkdafied. To see him let loose and chat with his fans and even help and audience member Kevin, break up with his girl Keegan on a live talk show was classic. I wouldn’t mind getting a phone call from Prince and having him breakup with me lol! It’s Prince.
I must say, last night was truly a fun and exciting show. It’s one of Arsenio’s best shows to date. And making his comeback to late night television…he’s doing the damn thing and I must say this was the BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!
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