Life after Prince
Life after Prince - What happened to his brothers and sisters of funk?
WENDY MELVOIN AND LISA COLEMAN
The Revolution’s guitarist and keyboardist are now TV and film composers (Crossing Jordan, Dangerous Minds). Their 1986 exit from the group was acrimonious, but they’ve made up with Prince and say they’ll record a CD with him soon. ”I’ve heard he’s Bible-toting now, but he’s the same person he’s always been with me,” says Melvoin (right). ”Adorable, kind, and gorgeous as ever. We’re like ex-lovers. We love each other but also have issues.”
The ”Glamorous Life” singer still makes records, but her foundation for abused kids is her big priority. A benefit last year reunited much of the ’80s Minneapolis scene — with one omission. ”It’s sad Prince wasn’t involved,” she says, ”though he did give us our very first check.”
Purple Rain’s vainglorious villain, who now lives in Atlanta and L.A., will release It’s About Time on June 22, and he continues to perform with the Time (which, amazingly enough, still includes ”valet” Jerome Benton). As for his turn in the film, well, he claims he’s never actually seen it. ”I was at a party and Chris Tucker was there,” he says. ”He was quoting all my lines. He knows the movie better than I do.”
Married father of two Matt Fink currently owns and operates the StarVu recording studio in Minneapolis, but the wacky M.D./keyboardist persona he originated in 1979 lives on: A new Dr. Fink CD came out in 2001. So what do his kids make of his alter ego? ”They think the scrubs are cool,” he says.
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