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    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:36:13

    Prince's Band The Revolution Will Be Reuniting -

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    Prince's band The Revolution will be reuniting, according to a video message from the band posted on Brown Mark's Facebook. TMZ reported, "Prince's former band members, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, are speaking out for the first time about his death. Wendy (guitar) and Lisa (keyboards) -- the most prominent members of The Revolution -- were at LAX Sunday morning, on their way to Minnesota ... and revealed plans for the band to get back together to honor their friend and bandleader."

    In the Facebook video, Wendy Melvoin says, "We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows." The lineup currently consists of Bobby Z., Brown Mark, Matt Fink, and the duo of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. Prince put the Revolution together in 1979 and the band played in various forms on 1999 and Purple Rain until breaking up in 1986.

    Prince Rogers Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, passed away last Thursday at the age of 57. The legendary musician was found dead at his Paisley Park recording studio in Minnesota. The Associated Press confirmed his death via his publicist. Since then, thousands of fans have made the pilgrimage to downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota's First Avenue & 7th Street Entry club to leave purple flowers and blast his music. Prince's name is emblazoned upon the club's wall. There has been no word yet on the artist's cause of death and it may take weeks to get the autopsy test results.

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    Prince Has Passed Away At The Age Of 57

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    04.27.16

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