See also: Legendary Musician Prince Dies at Age 57 at Minnesota Home
Prince (First Show) - Marquee Theatre - 4/30/2013
Three years ago, Prince's relationship status with the Internet could best be described as "It's complicated."
"The Internet's completely over," he told The Daily Mirror, the UK newspaper which give away copies of his 20Ten album. (No, I haven't heard it, either.) "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it, and then they get angry when they can't get it."
In 20Thirteen, though, it's like nothing ever happened: You can buy "Screwdriver," his new single, right now. Even so, his star-crossed affairs with the Internet — not to mention plenty of record companies — have resulted in large chunks of his discography still being unavailable for digital download, some of them among his very best work. 4 Shame on U, Purple 1!
Prince is playing the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday and Wednesday.