Elfman revealed that Michael Jackson and George Michael were also in talks for the soundtrack.
The Hollywood legend has now been spotted in the same karaoke bar twice over three nights, both times belting out the same song.
The symphonic tour has been approved by the Prince estate, will be curated by Questlove and is set to kick off in September.
Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy has died following a battle with leukemia, according to multiple media reports. He was 57.
This has been a very rough year for music fans. Since January, we have lost so many greats, including Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Sir George Martin, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg, Merle Haggard, Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell, ELP’s Keith Emerson, Suicide’s Alan Vega, Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns, Leonard Cohen, and, most shockingly, David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael. Hopefully 2017 will bring better news, but for now, Yahoo Music looks back on those who have left us in the past 12 months.
Clothing worn by late music legend Prince in his 1984 movie ‘Purple Rain’ has been auctioned in California for far higher than expected. The items had already been scheduled to go up for auction before Prince’s death earlier this year - but inevitably his demise has boosted interest in such memorabilia. Joe Maddalena, founder of auctioneers Profiles in History, said, “It just happened to be one of those coincidences that unfortunately he passed away.
As details continue to emerge about Prince’s overuse of Percocet and the drug’s connection to his premature death, Jamie Lee Curtis has opened up about her own battle with opiates.
A Nashville sportscaster claims that he was fired after rattling off a barrage of Prince lyrics during an on-air segment. Dan Phillips of WZTV Fox-17 started the segment off with a lengthy citation of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” intoning, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life. Phillips posted the segment online on April 21 — the day that Prince died at age 57 — with the message, “A little tribute to my favorite musical artist.
Prince's half-sibling, Alfred Jackson, sits down exclusively with ET.
Two law enforcement sources told CBS News on Wednesday that prescription drugs were found in Prince’s possession and at his home at the time of the music icon’s death. The sources also said that the local sheriff’s department has contacted the DEA about assisting with the investigation into the singer’s death.
This week saw the sad and sudden passing of music legend Prince, but did you know he produced music for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’? According to the Australian film director during a Tribeca Q&A, Prince was meant to feature on the soundtrack for the Leonardo DiCaprio-led film. “I was working with Prince on a song for Gatsby and it was a re-imagined version of a song he did with Martika called ‘Love…Thy Will Be Done’ and it was going to be a major piece in [the film],“ Luhrmann remembers.
Following Prince’s private cremation and memorial yesterday, it has been reported that the singing legend’s final resting place will be kept completely secret. The ‘Purple Rain’ star was tragically found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on Thursday and his close friends and families remembered him in a private service yesterday, with a public “musical celebration” of his life confirmed for a later date. "Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.
It has been confirmed that Prince’s body was cremated in a secret memorial service yesterday. Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, was spotted taking the star’s ashes from the First Memorial Waterston chapel in south Minneapolis with her son Prez, with the chapel priding themselves on providing “professional funeral services for all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds”. Prince was a member of the Christian denomination of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which is why his funeral took place so quickly as the faith dictates it should always be within one week of death.
The legendary singer's closest family and friends gather at Paisley Park to say goodbye on Saturday.
The cause of Prince’s tragic death on Thursday is still yet to be determined, but it has been revealed that the star was constantly in agony after spending most of his life performing in high heels. "Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration.