“Prince: R U Listening?” Documentary Due in 2017

Madonna and Stevie Wonder’s ode to Prince at the Prince Tribute Concert

A new documentary on the life of Prince is set for release around April of next year, according to Screen Daily. It will mark a year since the late icon’s death.

Prince: R U Listening? will chart the iconic singer’s rise to stardom as seen through the eyes of bandmates, collaborators, friends, and admirers, including Mick Jagger, Bono, Billy Idol, and Lenny Kravitz. Bassist André Cymone, who began playing with Prince in his teen band Grand Central, and guitarist Dez Dickerson will also be involved in the project. Producing and directing the film will be Emmy and Peabody award winning Michael Kirk, who also produced “Frontline” for many years. The doc is currently set to be released overseas first. It was announced yesterday, one week after his 4Ever greatest records compilation came out on iTunes.

The on-screen tribute to Prince’s life will also air around a four-day “Celebration 2017” event to be held on his Paisley Park estate (now a museum) in Minnesota. Fans can commemorate the idol with by visiting his home and watching performances from the remaining members of his many former bands, including 3RDEYEGIRL, The Revolution, and New Power Generation.

Prince performs “Purple Rain” at the AMA’s in 1985.

For more on the celebration, visit officialpaisleypark.com.

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