Start the "formerly known as formerly known as..." jokes now:
May 16, 2000 4:55 PM   Subscribe

Start the "formerly known as formerly known as..." jokes now: I find this tremendously disappointing, but the first person to actually adopt an icon as his name has reversed the decision, a scant 7 years into the adventure.

Prince is, once again, Prince. R.I.P. The Artist
posted by anildash (11 comments total)
You must really hate your record company if you change your name to a strange glyph to spite them.

Does this mean he'll start making good music again? I'm still hanging onto "Raspberry Beret"...
posted by solistrato at 5:01 PM on May 16, 2000

I was under the impression he could not legally use the name according to the terms of his former contract. I dunno, that's what I thought he said on a BET interview a year ago, or so.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 6:47 PM on May 16, 2000

Or he could legally use the name as long as he sent n% Warners' way.
posted by dhartung at 11:09 PM on May 16, 2000

Ohh god...this man has really a problem with his personality!
posted by loGeek at 12:57 AM on May 17, 2000

Now the question is... will ge bring back "The Revolution" or "The New Power Generation" as his back up band.

Does this mean the drink "formerly known as O.J." will make a come back, as I find "Orange Juice" just too hard to mutter in the mornings? :)

YES Uncle Joe...another "OJ Joke"! I Couldn't resist....
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 1:06 AM on May 17, 2000

Hey what do I know? I mean, it works for Jay Leno, right?

I'm just psyched that The Artist is available now. what do you think of The
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:17 AM on May 17, 2000

Hey, if they allow extended Scandinavian characters ...
posted by dhartung at 3:17 PM on May 17, 2000

Actually, there's a mumble going on about 8-bit domain names.. Oh, the humanity...
posted by baylink at 9:45 AM on May 18, 2000

I'd just like to point out that, one year later, the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince didn't start making good music again, and except for his most diehard fans, has largely gone unnoticed.
posted by ZachsMind at 4:59 AM on May 16, 2001

Damn, Zach, what are you doing in my thread? He had one good song he put out on his music club. And he put out a lot of old stuff from back when he was good.

But, yeah. It sucks to see someone so promising suck so bad.
posted by anildash at 10:35 PM on May 16, 2001

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