Let’s clear up one ugly rumor — we didn’t specifically tell Prince he wasn’t wanted on this bill. But we’ve got too many bands already. For the man Barney Hoskyns dubbed, “The Imp Of The Perverse” to respond by scheduling a competing show at La Zona Rosa is not only a desperate move at the 11th hour, but it smacks of the sort of petty jealousy that’s unbecoming for one of the all-time greats. Maybe Prince Rodgers Nelson should come clean and admit to his legion of fans this vindictive act is nothing more than poorly disguised payback for my refusing to give him Jaqui Dustdevil’s phone number at Nell’s so many years ago (someone in that scene had to respect the institution of marriage).

Prince, you’re better than this. Cancel your pathetic little show at LZR and come drink in the Trailer Space parking lot. If you’re really lucky, you might even find an old Cave Dogs or Naked Prey promo in the clearance bin.