Longtime Star Tribune music writer Jon Bream has covered Prince since 1977.
Prince, who died unexpectedly Thursday at 57, had a tricky relationship with the press throughout his career, even having famously burned a review written by Bream on national TV. But the relationship between the hometown rocker and the hometown writer was ultimately one of mutual respect.
Because no journalist has better insight into the mind of Prince Rogers Nelson, Bream sat down yesterday with Strib features editor Sue Campbell to share stories about the shy, complicated, smart, complex, and funny music giant from Minnesota.
Says Bream: "To me, Prince is the most complete rock star there's ever been."
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