|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2004
Inducted by: OutKast and Alicia Keys
Nominated in: 2004
First Eligible: 2004 Ceremony
Snubbed Members: Matt "Atlanta Bliss" Blistan, Lisa Coleman, Dez Dickerson, Matt Fink, Eric Leeds, Brown Mark, Wendy Melvoin, Susannah Melvoin, Bobby Z
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2004 (ranked #35) .
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Prince your in the hall?youve got to be kidding me???db...
Posted by dan barcan on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 14:06pm
to DB the 80's would have been IMO(musically) a totally different decade without 5 soloists
Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 14:53pm
I'm going to say this now... "Purple Rain"... I just don't get it. This song is so slow and boring. How can people like this song? It drags on forever, and saps the life out of you. What is the attraction????
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.30.09 @ 22:26pm
I never got the Prince hype. I don't know why
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 12:34pm
And to be honest, I don't care
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 12:35pm
The man has more talent in his left testicle than the current Top 40 stars (Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown) have in their entire bodies, Keebord. He plays his own guitar (very well; check out the Super Bowl performance), his own piano, his own organ and has a hell of a vocal range. I can understand why you'd think that why, but he deserved his induction no doubt.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 17:22pm
TALENTED MUSICIAN BUT OVERRATED.
Posted by JIMI on Friday, 03.4.11 @ 23:56pm
Jimi...in what way do you find him overrated? I'd love to hear something more of substance than just unsupported accusations.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.6.11 @ 12:18pm
These might be fighting words, but....
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 03.6.11 @ 12:35pm
If you doubt Prince's talent You Tube "Greatest Guitar Solo Ever" Its the 2004 Hall of Fame performance with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others performing While My Guitar Gently Weeps It's breathtaking. Then stop and realize that he had only a few practice sessions with the song before the performance. That's mind blowing. He's a true genius. Very few people understand or really get him.
Posted by Kage on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 16:19pm
I'm surprised to see the amount of negative comments on here. Are there actually this many people who think Prince sucks or are these posts by someone trolling?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.29.11 @ 13:53pm
"Prince > Michael Jackson" - Jim
Posted by Sam on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 16:52pm
I would also agree with Jim, but that is personal preference. I always have been mored drawn to those who can sing and play lead guitar over someone who can just sing. Michael Jackson is still awesome though, I would never deny that.
Posted by Gassman on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 17:49pm
I guess my main complaint (besides the his blatant posthumous revision) with Jackson was that while he had many moments of genius, none of it was really trail blazing musically. It just kinda seemed to fit in with the times....
Posted by Jim on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 19:34pm
I'm in agreement. No disrespect to MJ, who was a great performer, but Prince blows him away as an overall artist.
Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 21:44pm
I haven't listened to many Prince songs but from what I have heard, i'd probably like him more than MJ if I listened to more. What do you'se suggest would be the best album to listen to as far as prince goes.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 04.2.11 @ 18:39pm
GFW - Purple Rain, then probably 1999 or Sign O' The Times.
Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 04.2.11 @ 19:04pm
James Brown + Little Richard + Jimi Hendrix = Prince
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.13.11 @ 22:51pm
When other rock legends act like little school girls because they just had the opportunity to jam with you that says something about your impact and talent. Just Youtube Dave Grohl talking about his jam session with Prince.
Posted by MKD on Saturday, 03.10.12 @ 15:19pm
I Wanna Be Your Lover needs to be added
Posted by Automatic on Monday, 08.20.12 @ 20:20pm
FYI Dirty Mind was released in 1980 not 1990.
Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 08.25.12 @ 18:03pm
Prince and Michael are two completely different artists, they shouldn't be compared. MJ changed music in his way and so did Prince. Prince thought of Michael as a genius, so enough said about that.
Posted by lara on Tuesday, 10.2.12 @ 14:03pm
WHAT THE F--- 2016?!?
Posted by SotN on Thursday, 04.21.16 @ 13:16pm
Since Christmas we've lost so many legends. This year needs to stop!
Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 04.21.16 @ 13:45pm
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Nick on Thursday, 04.21.16 @ 14:30pm
There aren't a lot of ways that neither David Bowie or Merle Haggard are the biggest loss in music in a year, but this is sadly one of them. RIP to the artist that got me into funk-rock and then into the legendary funk of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins and countless others. He has changed my life so much.
Posted by Max on Thursday, 04.21.16 @ 18:20pm
One of the greatest guitarists I've ever seen. RIPaisley, Prince.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 04.22.16 @ 07:13am
Has anyone else besides me notice that in most (if not all) stories headlining Prince's death leave out the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' part. Just an observation, I guess for me. It did show that he was a RRHOFer in some articles. The point I'm making is this just shows how less serious the Rock Hall is taken seriously these days, especially with media. At least I hope that's the case.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Saturday, 04.23.16 @ 22:16pm
Jason Voigt: Yet one clip that I've seen posted everywhere since his passing has been the 2004 induction ceremony jam with his amazing guitar solo to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Also most I've seen have had his induction somewhere in the article, just no in the headline or the beginning of the piece.
Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 04.24.16 @ 00:35am
You're absolutely right, Gassman. I have seen several post that clip all over social media (I think that was 2004?). This brings me to a new theory: maybe the artists/bands that will give a great performance and sell tickets are the ones being inducted. It's no wonder we haven't seen the Spinners, or hell, even Chic get inducted yet possibly because of this.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 04.24.16 @ 11:38am
Just seen on TV, Jason. Never saw Prince live. Sure wish I had.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 04.25.16 @ 08:04am
Paul Stanley writes of Prince's hip replacement surgery pain, and not to be quick to judge treatment for pain. Sheila E. speaks of the pain Prince has been in since his 2010 hip replacement surgery. Doctors claim flu & Percocet can be a tricky combination.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.25.16 @ 22:02pm
Why wasn't his band The Revolution also included in the induction?
Posted by Joel on Monday, 06.6.16 @ 15:35pm
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