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2013-03-05 07:11:47 AM
Wow, what an asshole. Did he at least invite everyone home and make them pancakes?
 
2013-03-05 07:18:18 AM
wasn't mine.
 
2013-03-05 07:30:08 AM

vernonFL: Wow, what an asshole. Did he at least invite everyone home and make them pancakes?


and play some ball?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-05 07:32:48 AM
What a dick.
 
2013-03-05 07:34:32 AM
He did him a favor. Maybe now the show will buy the guy a Les Paul.
 
2013-03-05 07:36:46 AM
Wow, what a dick.  And he refused to sign it too.
 
2013-03-05 07:37:30 AM
as a (reluctant) Prince fan, this is inexcusable.   what a f*cking prick!
 
2013-03-05 07:40:02 AM
Smashing the guitar=dick move.

But when the man that owns the guitar you just smashed is trying to be cool about it and only asks that you sign it and you say no that is inexcusable. What a farking child.
 
2013-03-05 07:43:40 AM

Mugato: He did him a favor. Maybe now the show will buy the guy a Les Paul.


you know those old 50's and 60's Epiphones are better than the Gibsons, At one point when Gibson ran with the slogan "Only a Gibson is good enough.", Epiphone used :"When good enough isn't good enough."  Ephione only because the budget brand in the 70's. Gibson bought them in 1957.and the Epi's were made in the same factory as Gibson until they shifted production to Japan.
 
2013-03-05 07:49:29 AM
Since when is it surprising that Prince is an arsehole?
 
2013-03-05 07:53:11 AM
I remember a few years ago when they posted Prince's rider on Smoking Gun (I think) and then to Fark.  You could smell the douchebag rolling off it.  Has to have a B12 injection no less than 3 hours prior to the show, given only by a Doctor (not an Rn, or PA).  It's a shot in the ass man, anybody can do it.
 
2013-03-05 07:56:28 AM
Game blouses.
 
2013-03-05 07:57:02 AM
He should be honored. How many people can tell the story about the time Prince smashed their guitar? It puts you in select company, and gets your name in the paper, like being kicked in the nuts by Paul McCartney.
 
2013-03-05 07:57:08 AM
This guy has been a prick from day one. May Karma pay him back, and soon.
 
2013-03-05 07:57:48 AM
disrespecting someone's instrument is uncalled for. symbol head just lost this fan.
 
2013-03-05 07:59:23 AM
An antique that this guy may have wanted to pass down to his children. You're a dick, Prince.
 
2013-03-05 08:01:21 AM

Where wolf: I remember a few years ago when they posted Prince's rider on Smoking Gun (I think) and then to Fark.  You could smell the douchebag rolling off it.  Has to have a B12 injection no less than 3 hours prior to the show, given only by a Doctor (not an Rn, or PA).  It's a shot in the ass man, anybody can do it.


So would you be willing to give Prince a shot in the ass?  Nudge nudge, wink wink?
 
2013-03-05 08:03:03 AM
Well, that'll be the last time anyone lets him use their gear. "What's that, Princess? Drummer forgot their set? There's a couple of Lego buckets in the alley. Have fun, dick."
 
2013-03-05 08:03:55 AM

Wellon Dowd: He should be honored. How many people can tell the story about the time Prince smashed their guitar? It puts you in select company, and gets your name in the paper, like being kicked in the nuts by Paul McCartney.


Dude I wouldn't want Jimi farking Hendrix to rise from his grave to smash my guitar and its a piece of shiat compared to that one.

So yeah dick move, maybe Prince forgot it wasn't his guitar...but it doesn't sound like it from the article.

/shoot the J! Shoot it!
//Prince has got serious chops though, if he did borrow my guitar it would probably refuse to allow me to touch it again anyway
 
2013-03-05 08:08:06 AM
Jimi and Pete smashed axes so you don't have to.
 
2013-03-05 08:09:39 AM
Eh, he knew that the guitar wasn't going to be played as well ever afterwards so he gave it a warrior's death. Many of you white males playing bad blues, worse funk and Hootie and the Blowfish covers would do your guitar a great service by going home and putting a bullet into your knockoffs. That's not a string bend, that's a wail of shame after you really kill it on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" mid-song jam or use a 50-year old Gretsch (MADE IN AMERICA WHEN IT WAS GOOD!) to play the rhythm guitar on "Stray Cat Strut".
 
2013-03-05 08:10:46 AM

Wellon Dowd: He should be honored. How many people can tell the story about the time Prince smashed their guitar? It puts you in select company, and gets your name in the paper, like being kicked in the nuts by Paul McCartney.


And that f*cking hurt. F*cking McCartney.
 
2013-03-05 08:17:40 AM
When Dodos Cry
 
2013-03-05 08:20:59 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wellon Dowd: He should be honored. How many people can tell the story about the time Prince smashed their guitar? It puts you in select company, and gets your name in the paper, like being kicked in the nuts by Paul McCartney.

And that f*cking hurt. F*cking McCartney.


Dude's got a wide foot.  He got both of them.
 
2013-03-05 08:23:08 AM
Prince is an incredible musician but a bad human being.
 
2013-03-05 08:25:34 AM
Jimmy Fallon would not be anywhere near as entertaining without the Roots.  (insert your bad joke about it not being entertaining here, some of us like it)

I can't stand Conan without Max Weinberg.
 
2013-03-05 08:31:07 AM

Wellon Dowd: He should be honored. How many people can tell the story about the time Prince smashed their guitar? It puts you in select company, and gets your name in the paper, like being kicked in the nuts by Paul McCartney.


It's true. I was once pepper sprayed by Sir Paul because I was flinging hunks of bloody meat at his wife and screaming "Eat it! Eat it!".
 
2013-03-05 08:49:00 AM
Prince, I'm a huge fan of your work. But even before this story I knew you were a jerk. I never wanted to be your weekend lover anyway.
 
2013-03-05 08:53:56 AM

Digitalstrange: Prince is an incredible musician but a bad human being.


Its funny how those two traits often coincide.
 
2013-03-05 09:00:40 AM
Why does this story surprise anyone? The guy has always been a HUGE douche, he changed his name to a friggin symbol for fark sake.....
 
2013-03-05 09:02:33 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Where wolf: I remember a few years ago when they posted Prince's rider on Smoking Gun (I think) and then to Fark.  You could smell the douchebag rolling off it.  Has to have a B12 injection no less than 3 hours prior to the show, given only by a Doctor (not an Rn, or PA).  It's a shot in the ass man, anybody can do it.

So would you be willing to give Prince a shot in the ass?  Nudge nudge, wink wink?


Well he is prettier, and more effeminate, than most women.
 
2013-03-05 09:02:58 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Digitalstrange: Prince is an incredible musician but a bad human being.

Its funny how those two traits often coincide.


It also comes from being surrounded by people who tell you you're always right. Live with that for enough time and you're bound to become an asshole.
 
2013-03-05 09:09:44 AM
I read once that Prince is a real jerk with his band mates and fires anyone who look's him in the eye....kind of hard to believe.....but I do.
 
2013-03-05 09:11:41 AM

karnal: I read once that Prince is a real jerk with his band mates and fires anyone who look's him in the eye....kind of hard to believe.....but I do.


That is easy to avoid, just don't look down
 
2013-03-05 09:14:47 AM
Why can't he act like real rock star, write book about children, or something?
 
2013-03-05 09:16:09 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Eh, he knew that the guitar wasn't going to be played as well ever afterwards


Trolling, right? I know it's fashionable to gush about how great a guitarist Prince is, but I don't see it. Yes I've seen the WMGGW solo, where he grandstanded all over everyone else on stage with some weak pentatonic licks and feedback. Whoo!

As far as throwing someone else's instrument and refusing to sign it: he should get his little ass kicked. Like, fat lip, black eyes etc. I'm a nobody and my guitars are not collector vintage but if he threw even my RG 550 and cracked the headstock I would probably get to him before his bodyguards got to me.

Paul Gilbert on the other hand would get a pass, but he's not the kind of guy to destroy a perfectly good guitar.
 
2013-03-05 09:35:27 AM

H31N0US: I know it's fashionable to gush about how great a guitarist Prince is, but I don't see it


I didn't realize it was "fashionable" but he is a good guitarist. Depends on the song I guess.
 
2013-03-05 09:40:32 AM
Surprised no one posted this yet.

That was indeed a seriously dick move.
 
2013-03-05 09:42:25 AM

Mugato: H31N0US: I know it's fashionable to gush about how great a guitarist Prince is, but I don't see it

I didn't realize it was "fashionable" but he is a good guitarist. Depends on the song I guess.


Apparently recognizing reality is "gushing".
 
2013-03-05 09:46:32 AM

GibbyTheMole: Surprised no one posted this yet.

That was indeed a seriously dick move.


Good song
 
2013-03-05 09:46:56 AM
H31N0US:  Paul Gilbert on the other hand would get a pass, but he's not the kind of guy to destroy a perfectly good guitar.

Prince is a good guitar player, but he pales next to Paul Gilbert. I'm not a huge metal guy, but Gilbert's jaw-droppingly amazing. And by all accounts a humble, nice guy.

PG awesomeness here.
 
2013-03-05 09:48:26 AM

GibbyTheMole: Surprised no one posted this yet.

That was indeed a seriously dick move.


John Hiatt is about the coolest ever!
 
2013-03-05 09:51:39 AM

js34603: Mugato: H31N0US: I know it's fashionable to gush about how great a guitarist Prince is, but I don't see it

I didn't realize it was "fashionable" but he is a good guitarist. Depends on the song I guess.

Apparently recognizing reality is "gushing".


Reality is he is a fantastic showman and great songwriter. He is a competent guitarist, meaning he can command the audience for a solo spot. If it weren't for the first two attributes I mention, nobody would even be talking about him as a guitarist, because he would be unknown.
 
2013-03-05 09:57:31 AM

GibbyTheMole: H31N0US:  Paul Gilbert on the other hand would get a pass, but he's not the kind of guy to destroy a perfectly good guitar.

Prince is a good guitar player, but he pales next to Paul Gilbert. I'm not a huge metal guy, but Gilbert's jaw-droppingly amazing. And by all accounts a humble, nice guy.

PG awesomeness here.


PG's latest stuff is great because he's kind of moving out of his comfort zone of rock and exploring more jazzy and funky sounds.

He does seem like a cool guy who gets it. Though a friend of mine went to GIT back in the late 80's and said PG could be a dick when he wanted to be. That's one person's impression though. PG was young at the time too so I wouldn't be surprised if his head was a little big.
 
2013-03-05 10:00:25 AM

H31N0US: js34603: Mugato: H31N0US: I know it's fashionable to gush about how great a guitarist Prince is, but I don't see it

I didn't realize it was "fashionable" but he is a good guitarist. Depends on the song I guess.

Apparently recognizing reality is "gushing".

Reality is he is a fantastic showman and great songwriter. He is a competent guitarist, meaning he can command the audience for a solo spot. If it weren't for the first two attributes I mention, nobody would even be talking about him as a guitarist, because he would be unknown.


Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.
 
2013-03-05 10:01:02 AM

GibbyTheMole: H31N0US:  Paul Gilbert on the other hand would get a pass, but he's not the kind of guy to destroy a perfectly good guitar.

Prince is a good guitar player, but he pales next to Paul Gilbert. I'm not a huge metal guy, but Gilbert's jaw-droppingly amazing. And by all accounts a humble, nice guy.

PG awesomeness here.


Shredding and sounds like Yngwie and Satriani don't make one a great guitarist. Fast, but it seems that fast is the basic skill needed for metal these days. Solos have gotten more and more boring. Maybe it's the loss of blues in music or something. Satriani couldn't write a song for shiat, and he was redundant, but his solos sang and he knew how to put them together. Still, I find Satriani boring if you listen to enough of him. EVH didn't blow people away because he was fast and made funky sounds out of his guitar, he blew people away because he kept the blues in his style. Eddie Clark from Motorhead used to say that the thing that Motorhead had that other bands didn't was the bend. Listen to their early stuff and there's plenty of it, and it sets them apart. They lost that, and lost their sound.

It's just like drums. I don't care if someone's a virtuoso or not, they have to have some psyche into their music. Keith Moon was raw expression. He gets pooh poohed by modern drum enthusiasts, but the best modern people sound like a drum machine. KM sounds like he's trying to burn off ADD and cocaine, and it works.
 
2013-03-05 10:11:52 AM

js34603: Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.


Actually I won't, because it doesn't. I honestly don't care. There is a long list of guitarists I admire. Prince seldom comes to mind.

If you like Prince, good.
 
2013-03-05 10:27:22 AM
I've seen him do this many times, but he has someone there to catch it.  Maybe it was a mistake.  But, his refusal to sign it makes it sound like a dick move for sure.

/and I'm a huge Prince fan
 
2013-03-05 10:31:48 AM
He maybe a dick, but remember, he's just a little dick.
 
2013-03-05 10:38:22 AM
A good friend of mine also worked as a guitar tech for one of his shows years ago.....told me Prince always pees sitting down.  Something to do with bladder pressure.
 
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