By John Vettese

Album art for Prince’s Parade

Singer, guitarist, composer and style icon Prince Rogers Nelson – known and beloved the world around simply as Prince – has passed away. In an Associated Press report, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed that he was found dead at his home today in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Details were not released.

Beginning in the Minneapolis scene in the mid-1970s and carrying across four decades, Prince wrote, recorded and released a prolific amount of music that broke down the walls of genre. His songs were stridently rock and roll, inspired by guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page …read more