Prince Dead at 57

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  1. MistaSnowman

    MistaSnowman Play it LOUD!!!

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    For me, it's still hard for me to grasp that Prince is gone. From, about, my grade school days to the present, Prince's music has been a part of my life. I credit Prince and The Time's Jesse Johnson as the two men that had me dreaming about (and eventually) playing guitar!!! It will be a while before the shock of Prince's passing goes away, but thank God that his contribution to the musical world will never go away!!!
     
  2. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    I remember as a teenager,being part of the heavy metal crowd,it was a big no-no to dig Prince.I had to buy the album Around the world in a day without telling my friends.He and his music was considered gay!That album in particular but also lots of other music of his is a big inspiration for me.Very sad news!
     
  3. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Did anyone catch the SNL special on Prince from yesternight?
    The later videos they showed had Dona playing with him on what looked like a Core Mira.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Seriously bummed about this. I kinda felt like I need to come back here today for the funeral, so to speak. Like so many of us I've been listening to him a bunch these past few days... Damn, what a talent.
     
  5. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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  6. GTinSpanishFort

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    Cool stories and definitely a week of reflection and fond memories. Also, it makes me really miss my best friend who passed away while I was in the Army preparing for desert storm. I couldn't even make his funeral. I was in training and received a letter from my Mom with the news. I was devastated. I've never had another friend like him. Anyway, so many great stories and videos. Prince sure was a master performer and made it all look so easy. He could hit those high notes, low notes and throw in some awesome guitar licks in the middle. They say he has a backlog of 600+ unreleased songs.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sorry for your loss. And, thank you for your service.
     
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  8. Dusty Chalk

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    EDIT: Sorry, don't know why there was so much repetition in that video, this is the video without repetition:
     
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  9. GTinSpanishFort

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    Thanks! I appreciate that. I used to think that we would have backyard barbeques with the wives, go fishing, have the kids play together, and all those kinds of things older guys would do together. But, it just didn't work out that way. He had a heart condition and at 22 his heart couldn't go on anymore. I am thankful for the time I did have with my brother!!
     
  10. bluefade

    bluefade New Member

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    I just read an article on DRUDGE. They said he had AIDS. He was in a lot of pain, so he was taking a lot of opiates. they also said, he did not want the standard treatment for aids. he felt PRAYER and FAITH in GOD would save him.
     
  11. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Well...everyone knows he's a Jehovah's Witness:
     
  12. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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  13. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    The one and only Tim Pierce shows you how to play Purple Rain:

     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Prince was just an amazing musician, and such an underrated guitar player. Those in the know knew what a monster he was.
     
  15. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I love this version of Purple Rain

     
  16. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Just saw this on my local news channel.
    http://komonews.com/news/entertainment/ap-prince-died-from-opioid-overdose-official-says
     
  17. Dusty Chalk

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  18. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    It kind of grinds my gears that the media thinks an icon's personal life and health need to be public knowledge. I would be fine remembering Prince for what he gave us in his music, not what his cause of death was.

    The one thing that I hope comes of this, is that there is more recognition of the issue of prescription pain killer addiction and abuse. I don't like that people are going to remember Prince as a rock and roll drug addict (which the media is maybe not saying outright but they are leaving the door open to come to that conclusion), when that is likely not the case at all. Many good people become addicted to opioid pain killers that are prescribed with the best intentions by a doctor. They're strong drugs and the risk of addiction has been poorly communicated to prescribers and patients. Opioid addiction can affect anyone, from any social class, people who are trying to get real help with pain, not looking for a "high."

    I'm glad Prince reached out for help. So sad that he slipped through their fingers like sand at the very end.
     
  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Well said. I stand beside you on this!
     
  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Cheers Andy.
     

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