I have to admit, this made me cry a little:
Tavis: Thank you. What do you make of this Guitar Hero?
Prince: Oh. (Laughs.) Well, I ain’t mad at them. I hear it made, like, $2 billion and they came to us and offered us a very small portion of that. But I just think it’s more important that kids learn how to actually play the guitar. It’s a tough instrument — it’s not easy. It took me a long time, and it was frustrating at first. And you just have to stick with it, and it’s cool for people who don’t have time to learn the chords or ain’t interested in it, but to play music is one of the greatest things.
To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would — I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.
I would never have left my house for a week…seriously. This would have been one of the most compelling releases on the format for me, EVER.
Sigh, Prince who is a very reclusive artist appeared on Tavis Smiley for a 35 minute interview which is almost unheard of. It was actually really interesting and well worth a look/listen.