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Thread started 03/21/17 1:47pm

lust

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Can we hope for an updated final Vault book by Per Nilsen.

I don't have the existing version with no hope of finding one it would seem. I have Days of Wild but with 13 years of prolific work uncovered, a difinitive edition would be incredible.
[Edited 3/24/17 2:20am]
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Reply #1 posted 03/21/17 2:23pm

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No, he's stated that he's done with it.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 03/21/17 2:41pm

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That's a damn shame.
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Reply #3 posted 03/21/17 3:20pm

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It's Per Nilsen, btw. Scandinavian surname smile

And he's not writing any more Prince books, unfortunately....

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Reply #4 posted 03/23/17 11:50am

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that's good, he ain't trying to cash in, but, people do change their minds all the damned time. My mentor, bruce lee's best friend never made money on his legacy, never wrote books, never gave seminars UNTIL....he needed money, then all of the sudden, he had letters from bruce (which he always told me he burned) and he had a clothing article from game of death which he sold for 10 grand. money makes people change their minds. also, dave marsh, bruce springsteen biographer swore he was done writing on springsteen, since that time, he's done a rehash of the bios, putting two that he did together and then a tour book.

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Reply #5 posted 03/23/17 1:54pm

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PeteSilas said:

that's good, he ain't trying to cash in

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Where does this ludicrous idea come from that writing a book about Prince results in great riches?

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Reply #6 posted 03/23/17 2:18pm

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PeteSilas said:

that's good, he ain't trying to cash in, but, people do change their minds all the damned time. My mentor, bruce lee's best friend never made money on his legacy, never wrote books, never gave seminars UNTIL....he needed money, then all of the sudden, he had letters from bruce (which he always told me he burned) and he had a clothing article from game of death which he sold for 10 grand. money makes people change their minds. also, dave marsh, bruce springsteen biographer swore he was done writing on springsteen, since that time, he's done a rehash of the bios, putting two that he did together and then a tour book.

Well, unfortunately for Dave Marsh the last word on Springsteen is his own autobiography.

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Reply #7 posted 03/23/17 2:28pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

that's good, he ain't trying to cash in, but, people do change their minds all the damned time. My mentor, bruce lee's best friend never made money on his legacy, never wrote books, never gave seminars UNTIL....he needed money, then all of the sudden, he had letters from bruce (which he always told me he burned) and he had a clothing article from game of death which he sold for 10 grand. money makes people change their minds. also, dave marsh, bruce springsteen biographer swore he was done writing on springsteen, since that time, he's done a rehash of the bios, putting two that he did together and then a tour book.

Well, unfortunately for Dave Marsh the last word on Springsteen is his own autobiography.

my point was that dave swore off ever writing about him again but did it anyway. but you are correct, bruce's bio kills dave's and is better in every way conceivable.

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Reply #8 posted 03/24/17 2:16am

Adorecream

Well if Nilsen can't do it, maybe some known Princemaniac like Dr Funkenberry or Matt Thorne could step in and finish it off. That would be a real treat, a bookend tothe man and his career.

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Reply #9 posted 03/24/17 7:18am

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Adorecream said:

Well if Nilsen can't do it, maybe some known Princemaniac like Dr Funkenberry

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Yes, let's have some amateur gossip blogger do it. Seriously?

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or Matt Thorne could step in and finish it off. That would be a real treat, a bookend tothe man and his career.

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Look, Nilsen et al (because there was a whole team involved) relied on years of research, some of which is now outdated. So whoever takes on this job needs to have access to all that research and needs to re-check it, plus needs to invest a lot of time and effort into finding info about the years 2000-2016. Unless you've got a publisher willing to invest a significant amount of money, that isn't going to happen.

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