Singer played new single 'Screwdriver' and classic track 'Bambi' on US TV show
Prince threw his guitar on the ground during his performance on US TV chat show Jimmy Fallon – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The singer appeared on the comedian’s programme to play two tracks – his recently released new single ‘Screwdriver’ and the song ‘Bambi’, from his self-titled second studio album – and, at the end of the latter, removed his guitar from round his neck and hurled it into the air.
The Purple One has been releasing a slew of new music recently by posting material on his clandestine 3rdeyegirlwebsite. In December he released the track ‘Rock And Roll Love Affair’ and followed it up with ‘Screwdriver’ and another new song, ‘Breakfast Can Wait’, in February.
However, fans were forced to fork out 57p ($0.88) to listen to ‘Boyfriend’, another track debuted in February, and some were unhappy that they were also charged to watch the new video for ‘Screwdriver’. Fans wanting to view the promo had to download the video at a cost of £1.13. Though it is standard practise for musicians to charge fans to download their music videos, Prince is unique in that the download was the only way to see the ‘Screwdriver’ video, as it was not hosted on any of the usual platforms such as You Tube or Vevo.
Prince recently finished up a series of intimate rehearsal gigs in Minneapolis after he reportedly booked six dates at an tiny jazz club to audition for a new drummer and host a jam session for his band. The release of new music, plus Prince’s acknowledgement that he is auditioning a new live drummer has sparked rumours that he’ll be heading out on a wider tour this year, although thus far there are no dates scheduled.