Prince has cut a singular path through the heart of popular music for more than 30 years. After making some of most inventive albums of the 80s - including 1999 , Purple Rain , and Sign O The Times - he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unprounceable symbol, declaring war on Warner Bros, and leading the internet revolution. Prince: Life and Times is an authoritative chronicle of his career to date, covering every album, every movie, and every tour. It includes profiles of various key collaborators, assesses his various business dealings, and details his many and varied side-projects - on stage, on record, on screen, and beyond.
Jason Draper is a music journalist and the author of several books, including Led Zeppelin: Revealed and A Brief History Of Album Covers (both Flame Tree Publishing). He is reviews editor of Record Collector magazine and a regular contributor to the NME; his work has also appeared in Uncut, Metal Hammer and Dance Today.