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Thread started 01/16/13 5:27am

serpan99

Fox @ 9 INTERVIEW with PRINCE'S NEW BAND Donna Grantis, Ida Nielsen & Hannah Ford-Welton VIDEO on site!

I just saw on Fox9 Morning News that the new band has been interviewed by Maury Glover at Paisley Park last nite! He also witnessed a per4mance of some new unreleased songs of which a sample of Screwdriver has been tweeted by 3rdEyeGirl. Prince treating the Fox9 new/screw! razz

The interview will b shown on Fox @ 9 2nite biggrin


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Reply #1 posted 01/16/13 5:31am

SpiritOtter

Thanks, serpan99.

Anyone else now looking forward to the new Prince album?

love,

Spirit

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Reply #2 posted 01/16/13 5:34am

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I've been looking forward to it anyway. An all girl three piece band should not make it any more or less interesting, as it's all about the music but, it is fascinating nevertheless.

cool

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Reply #3 posted 01/16/13 5:38am

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Likewise, Keithy. FYI the new album doesn't just feature the girls, but also a sublime horn section, not to mention a few other band members from back in the day. There's a reason why he is yet again enamoured by the sound and ethos of a "new power trio" of late.

love,

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Reply #4 posted 01/16/13 5:43am

KeithyT

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SpiritOtter said:

the new album doesn't just feature the girls, but also a sublime horn section, not to mention a few other band members from back in the day.

I wouldnt expect anything less wink , the horns on the Superconductor and Raise Up! tracks (probably Larry's band rather than Prince's?) are excellent, tight and funky. I know about Andrew Gouche and possibly Elisa and the girls on backing vox, did I read something about Michael B too...

Love it, cant wait. cool

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Reply #5 posted 01/16/13 5:45am

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Talking of Mr Gouche he has just tweeted he is part of the open rehearsal/drum audition/jam at the Dakota tonight! cool

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Reply #6 posted 01/16/13 7:03am

serpan99

Fox9 Morning News coming up with a report on the events at Dakota Jazz club NOW:


http://www.myfoxtwincitie...live-video


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Reply #7 posted 01/16/13 7:15am

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Seems like Prince is relatively eager to show off this new line up, I wonder why? *innocent giggle*

Andy seems to be out of the mix too? *evil grin*

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Reply #8 posted 01/16/13 7:20am

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Hey guys and gals,

It looks like you've all seen what I was going to tell you when I woke up. Last night we interviewed Ida, Donna, and Hanna. They were all so sweet and really excited for this week's shows.

I assume that we'll handle this much like we did with The Time and The Revolution interviews (ie. the story will be broadcast tonight at 9 and the full interview will be posted on the website shortly thereafter).

Prince was not involved in the interview, but after our cameras were put away, he played for us. It was awesome! I'll share more about that AFTER the story airs.

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Reply #9 posted 01/16/13 7:22am

serpan99

Check out a Fox9 video report here:

arrow http://www.myfoxtwincitie...inneapolis

cool

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Reply #10 posted 01/16/13 10:09am

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thanks for sharing the info

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Reply #11 posted 01/16/13 10:17am

Papaj

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love5oneanother said:

Hey guys and gals,



It looks like you've all seen what I was going to tell you when I woke up. Last night we interviewed Ida, Donna, and Hanna. They were all so sweet and really excited for this week's shows.



I assume that we'll handle this much like we did with The Time and The Revolution interviews (ie. the story will be broadcast tonight at 9 and the full interview will be posted on the website shortly thereafter).



Prince was not involved in the interview, but after our cameras were put away, he played for us. It was awesome! I'll share more about that AFTER the story airs.



Hey,thanks for the heads up. When exactly is this airing?
We Can Funk
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Reply #12 posted 01/16/13 10:23am

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Papaj said:

Hey,thanks for the heads up. When exactly is this airing?

I know it will be airing during the 9pm news on Fox9 tonight. For those of you outside the Twin Cities area, you can stream it live at myfoxtwincities.com.

I'll post a link after it airs.

I hope you all enjoy it!

Tim

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Reply #13 posted 01/16/13 10:28am

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love5oneanother said:



Papaj said:



Hey,thanks for the heads up. When exactly is this airing?





I know it will be airing during the 9pm news on Fox9 tonight. For those of you outside the Twin Cities area, you can stream it live at myfoxtwincities.com.



I'll post a link after it airs.



I hope you all enjoy it!



Tim



Great, much appreciated.
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Reply #14 posted 01/16/13 10:31am

serpan99

love5oneanother said

... the story will be broadcast tonight at 9 and the full interview will be posted on the website shortly thereafter)....

Awesome...thx 4 posting Tim! thumbs up!

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Reply #15 posted 01/16/13 11:57am

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SpiritOtter said:

Likewise, Keithy. FYI the new album doesn't just feature the girls, but also a sublime horn section, not to mention a few other band members from back in the day. There's a reason why he is yet again enamoured by the sound and ethos of a "new power trio" of late.

love,

Spirit

Oh dear Jesus.

Can't the guy do ONE simple, raw rock album without bloody horns or synth wash overkill?

I guess it was too much to ask really, so I don't know why i'm so surprised.

I see dead pixels.
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Reply #16 posted 01/16/13 12:09pm

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Shush Sebulba "POODOO!"
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Reply #17 posted 01/16/13 12:23pm

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lol

I see dead pixels.
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Reply #18 posted 01/16/13 12:27pm

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SpiritOtter said:

Likewise, Keithy. FYI the new album doesn't just feature the girls, but also a sublime horn section, not to mention a few other band members from back in the day. There's a reason why he is yet again enamoured by the sound and ethos of a "new power trio" of late.

love,

Spirit

would be cool if a few of those were from 1978 or 1986, a nice mix of foundation and new band members
Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #19 posted 01/16/13 1:34pm

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Interesting interviews, especially Morris Day's cousin who actually looks a lot like Morris LOL wink

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Reply #20 posted 01/16/13 5:10pm

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NouveauDance said:

Seems like Prince is relatively eager to show off this new line up, I wonder why? *innocent giggle*



Andy seems to be out of the mix too? *evil grin*







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Can't see it being permanent though.
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Reply #21 posted 01/16/13 6:46pm

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more random interchangeable cogs

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #22 posted 01/16/13 6:59pm

serpan99

Behind the Scenes Exclusive: Jamming with Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Only a few lucky fans were able to get tickets to see some impromptu shows by Prince, but FOX 9 News went behind the scenes for an exclusive interview with his new backup band.

Over the years, Prince has played with a variety of female musicians, and his new band is made up of three talented women from Denmark, Toronto and Kentucky. The trio had never played together before meeting at Paisley Park with FOX 9's Maury Glover.

"Excited -- extremely. It's going to be a lot of fun," said bassist Ida Nielsen.

Nielsen, drummer Hannah Ford and guitarist Donna Grantis say they have all been Prince fans for as long as they can remember.

"One of my favorite songs is 'Alphabet Street' -- since I heard it the first time," Nielsen said.

None of them ever imagined they would share a stage with the living legend.

"I didn't believe it at first," Ford admitted. "I didn't believe it was real. I was so excited."

All three musicians have bands and followers of their own. In fact, Prince was so impressed with their videos on YouTube and MySpace that he contacted each of them to invite them to jam.

"I was at church," Ford recalled. "I ran out and found my husband. I was like, 'Look at this e-mail! I don't know if it's real, but check it out!'"

Grantis said all sprung at the chance to play with an artist she calls "a musician's musician."

"He's such a phenomenal musician," she said. "He's an incredible entertainer."

Since they met at Paisley Park, Prince and his new band have been getting to know each other on-stage and off -- playing ping pong and sharing laughs.

"He's really funny, just hilarious," Nielsen said. "One of the funniest people I've met."

Fans can expect something a little funny at the impromptu jam sessions too. The trio told FOX 9 News that the shows at the Dakota Jazz Club -- which sold out in less than an hour -- were set by Prince, who preferred the small venue to an arena so the group could experiment with their musical chemistry and get feedback from a live audience.

"They shouldn't expect a show like you see at a stadium or concert," Nielsen explained. "In those, there isn't much room to stretch things. In a small environment like this, this is what we are able to do -- especially with Prince, who is a master at improvisation and directing. That's what's going to happen a lot. You are going to see some jamming."

Grantis says the group fully expects to stretch themselves over their shows -- and if all goes well, they may be sharing the spotlight with his purple majesty for years to come.

"Expect a lot of improvisation. We'll really be stretching it a lot -- especially at a venue like the Dakota that is known for having real players stretch out," she said. "That's what we'll be doing."

While the band won't be with Prince on Wednesday, they will share the stage on Thursday and Friday night.

"We're super excited for this," Ford said. "This year has been just: Everyone, be prepared for the ride. It's going to be a crazy one."

Fans who missed out on snagging tickets to the Dakota shouldn't fret. Prince's promoters told FOX 9 News additional shows may be announced at Paisley Park in the spring or summer to prepare for a larger tour later in the year.

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Reply #23 posted 01/16/13 7:10pm

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hmmmmm Prince using YouTube to find new music...
Now where I come from
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Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #24 posted 01/16/13 7:36pm

serpan99

I had fun watching the interview via the stream, full interview is coming up later on the Fox 9 website cool

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Reply #25 posted 01/16/13 8:32pm

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Cool interview. The ladies all seem really fun and outgoing. I'm sure Prince is having a ball jamming with them. The only unfortunate bit was the interviewer said "Donna G*L*antis" the whole time. Dude, really???

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Reply #26 posted 01/16/13 9:27pm

serpan99

And here's the interviews with Donna Grantis, Hannah Ford and Ida Nielsen...5 videos up so far. Awesome job from Fox9! thumbs up!

arrow http://www.myfoxtwincitie...start=true

Prince found them thru Youtube giggle

cool


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Reply #27 posted 01/16/13 9:40pm

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KeithyT said:

SpiritOtter said:

the new album doesn't just feature the girls, but also a sublime horn section, not to mention a few other band members from back in the day.

I wouldnt expect anything less wink , the horns on the Superconductor and Raise Up! tracks (probably Larry's band rather than Prince's?) are excellent, tight and funky. I know about Andrew Gouche and possibly Elisa and the girls on backing vox, did I read something about Michael B too...

Love it, cant wait. cool

FYI - The horns on Larry's "Raise Up" are guys from France where Larry did most of the recording. (the Prince feature tracks don't have horns) The horns on Andy's "Superconductor" (and presumable P's disc) are the Hornheadz.

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Reply #28 posted 01/16/13 11:10pm

serpan99

Hmmm...I dunno, looks like not 2 many people r interested in the new band introduction rolleyes

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Reply #29 posted 01/16/13 11:43pm

MaxiMPact

WOw!!!! Just love the couch........................I Want one............!!!!

Noice to see that theyre such normal gals...............

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