Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Prince Rogers Nelson

"I don't really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me."

"I don't live in the past. I don't play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next one."

"The most important thing is to be true to yourself, but I also like danger. That's what's missing from pop music today. There's no excitement or mystery."

"Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

"When I want to hear new music, I make it."

"Sometimes the music in my head is a curse, but it's also a blessing. It is a gift that I am completely grateful for. That's why I keep making music, because I don't want to be ungrateful for the gift."When I'm writing songs, some days the pen just goes. I'm not in charge and I'm almost listening outside of it. That's when I realize that we all have to start looking at life as a gift. It's like listening to a color and believing that these colors have soul mates and once you get them all together the painting is complete."

-- Prince Rogers Nelson