Prince and 3rdEyeGirl rehearse at 4am

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 September 2014


3rdEyeGirl guitarist Donna Grantis has revealed Prince and his all-female rock band rehearse their music at 4am

Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl rehearse songs at 4am because of the singer's "unbelievable work ethic".

According to 3rdEyeGirl guitarist Donna Grantis "time exists in a different way" at Prince's Paisley Park studio and he expects his group to be ready to play at all times.

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, the Canadian musician explained: "Every day there are things to accomplish but it's not related to the hour. It's just: before the next resting period, we need to get this done.

"On one song, 'Another Love', there's a guitar solo at the end, which were rehearsing at four in the morning. Prince asked when I'd like to record it and I said: 'You know what, I'll do it tomorrow morning. I'll think about it, work out some concepts...'

"And he replied, 'Let's record it now.' I had to go for it. It turned out to be a part where he and I are soloing and playing off each other and it's really special."

Meanwhile, drummer Hannah Ford Welton says the 56-year-old musician implores the band to take risks with their music.

She said: "Prince has really encouraged us to take the reins and be courageous with our playing. It's OK to make mistakes as long as you're trying for something, know how to recover and keep going."

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl's album, 'Plectrumelectrum', is released on September 29, the same day Prince releases solo album, 'Art Official Age'.


Rare UK tour from his purple majesty, with just himself, a piano and a microphone.

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