By Jeremy D. Larson
In a rare late-night TV interview and performance on Arsenio, Prince will premiere a new song tonight (March 6) and prove that when it comes to his stage decor, there can never be enough fog.
Joined by his mostly female band 3RDEYEGIRL, the Purple One put out his new song “FUNKNROLL” which, as one might decipher from the all-caps title, is a funky nod to his early days.
Prince, flanked with dancers, shows off a few moves and did a little spoken word that had him directing the crowd to “put your phone down and get the party on.” We’ll say the party officially started when Prince was joined by a big brass band and everyone on stage and in the audience started doing the jive. Ain’t no party like a Prince party.
Watch the performance below.
Prince also sat down with Arsenio Hall to answer some softball questions from audience members, like what makes him upset (when people touch his hair) and what the one meal he can make (omelettes). “All my friends have high cholesterol,” muses Prince.
Watch the interview below, and tune in the whole Prince takeover of Arsenio Hall tonight at 11:00 p.m. on CBS.