Before a note was played, they talked. And talked. And talked.

“It was pretty much nonstop for a month. Texting and phone calls, conference calls. Endless talking,” drummer Bobby Z said.

“We’ve been talking more than we’ve ever talked in the past 20 years,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin pointed out.

Four days after Prince’s death on April 21, the five members of the Revolution, his band from his 1980s “Purple Rain” heyday, gathered in Minneapolis. They pledged to do something together. They continued to communicate from their respective homes — three in California, two in the Twin Cities — and this week they will play three sold-out concerts at First Avenue. ( – Jon Bream) To read the entire story, click here!




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