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    Portishead Slam Prince Over Coachella Festival Addition




    By Jason Gregory on 25/04/2008
    Portishead have attacked pop star Prince just a day before both acts are due to perform at the Coachella Festival in Los Angeles.
    As previously reported, Prince was a late addition to the festival – which runs from April 25th-27th – following poor ticket sales.
    But his introduction has angered Portishead, who are due to play just before him on Saturday (April 26th).
    “It was gonna be us and Kraftwerk, which was amazing for us to play with Kraftwerk,” Geoff Barrow told BBC 6 Music.
    ”Then I knew the tickets hadn't been selling well for the concert, so they put Prince in.
    "Prince is gonna turn up with a forty person entourage. With the sound men not allowing us to soundcheck, then you end up with this horrible situation where you're playing to a shed load of Americans without a sound check” he said.
    Barrow added that for Portishead, a studio band, the eventual situation could be “awful”.
    "We've actually hired another two people just to make sure the sounds good... just to fight in our corner,” he added. The international pop superstar appeared on the Tonight Show last night YouTube - Prince - Live on Jay Leno April 25, 2008 to tease his performance tonight IOL: Portishead upset with Prince

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    I like Potishead but I don't understand why they are kvetching about this - don't they have their own sound check people? And was does Prince and his entourage have to do with their sound check?

    Is there no one running this festival?

    And who the hell would put Portishead, Kraftwerk and Prince in the same show?
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    Oh, I know! Isn't that a strange line up?

    Geoff seems to be a little crumudgeony, if you know what I mean. I keep up with his blogs on MySpace, and he's a funny guy. I think I can understand the apprehension with somebody as big as Prince, though.

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    I live three miles away from Portishead, it's the town that Geoff grew up in. I always get a kick out of seeing that little dormer town mentioned in the international press!

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    I love Portishead so much <3

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    I wish I would go to the show tonight, will have to wait for the youtubes tomorrow.

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    I love Portishead and I love Prince!!!
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    Prince is the name selling most of those tickets, so Portishead should be damn grateful that there are gonna be a shitload of people getting a chance to hear their music who might otherwise never pay to see them.

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    Portishead could tour and they would sell out every fucking city they played.
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    note to portishead, whoever the hell he is: dude, you are nobody! note to Prince: I think you are God!

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    I want to hear Prince cover "Creep." Goes to check Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    note to portishead, whoever the hell he is: dude, you are nobody! note to Prince: I think you are God!
    '

    It's a group, and quite a well respected one at that.
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    I want to hear Prince cover "Creep." Goes to check Youtube.
    me, too! there's nothing there...prince's people are too fast, damnit! my hubby said there was some stuff there late last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    me, too! there's nothing there...prince's people are too fast, damnit! my hubby said there was some stuff there late last night.
    Argh! I also checked at 6 this morning-nada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingi View Post

    Portishead have attacked pop star Prince just a day before both acts are due to perform at the Coachella Festival in Los Angeles.
    In Los Angeles? Many an IE or 213 tattoo owner will beg to differ

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