Pop Rock Icon Prince Blasts Music Bosses ‘Always At Beach’
When it comes to conformity, Prince has never been one to just go along with the flow. He's blazed his own trail both musically and socially for years. Now he signs a new record deal and the first thing he does is blast his bosses. "US pop icon Prince fueled his long-running feud with music industry bosses Monday, slamming them for being "always at the beach," while hard-working artists make fortunes for them.The 55-year-old, who only weeks ago agreed a new deal with Warner Bros and who is due to release a new studio album, said he has had enough of record label supremos living the good life on the back of musicians.The artist originally signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros Records in 1992, but became frustrated with how they released his music, and the deal ended after the musician wrote "Slave" on his face.Prince, long known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, struck a new deal with Warners last month to release previously unheard material as well as a remastered edition of the "Purple Rain" 1984 film soundtrack.But that didn't stop him criticizing the hand that feeds him."Every time I talk to the heads of large companies, they're always at the beach," the diminutive "Purple Rain" star told Essence magazine, cited by Rolling Stone.
"Middle of the afternoon, what are you doing? 'Oh, I'm at the beach with my kids.' So we're working to send their kids to college. And to the beach. We're not supposed to accept that," he said." http://www.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=22615631
Now all I need is a Little Red Corvette.