Sunday, March 10, 2013

Prince Apologises For Damaging The Roots Star's Guitar During Tv Set


"Prince stunned fans during an appearance on U.S. chat show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday (01Mar13) by throwing his guitar to the ground after his performance. The Purple Rain hitmaker had borrowed The Roots' bandmember 'Captain' Kirk Douglas' guitar for his performance of new track Bambi, but instead of handing it back to the musician, he removed the cream guitar from around his neck and tossed it on the floor before walking off stage without a word. Douglas' shocked bandmate Questlove took to after the incident and wrote, "rip to @CaptainKDouglas's Guitar 2009-2011 #Prince"

"The enigmatic Purple Rain hitmaker asked to borrow Douglas' 1961 Epiphone Crestwood ax for his two-song performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and threw the instrument to the ground before walking off the set.
Douglas, the guitarist in Fallon's house band The Roots, has since posted a photo of the broken guitar on, writing, "Maybe it's because I'm a dad but I think framing the guitar is a little like rewarding bad behavior."
However, he assured fans that Prince is making amends for smashing the guitar. He writes, "His people reached out and made arrangements to take care of damages. Guitar's in the shop."
Ironically, Douglas will be performing as part of a Prince tribute concert, which is scheduled to take place at Carnegie Hall in New York on Thursday night (07Mar13)."

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