Video footage of EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura paying tribute to legendary singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Prince with a performance of his classic song “Purple Rain” can be seen below. Majura sings the track and is accompanied on guitar by Dennis Hormes.
Prince died unexpectedly at the age of 57 on Thursday (April 21) in his Minnesota home.
Reports of Prince’s death began surfacing Thursday morning and were soon confirmed by his publicist. At press time, the death was being investigated and a cause of death had not yet been announced. The singer was said to be ill with the flu in recent weeks
Prince’s death comes only days after he said he wasn’t feeling well, causing the cancelation at least one concert in Atlanta. He eventually played the city, after which his plane made an emergency landing. At the time, his publicist said that he was “fine and at home.”
Prince has won seven Grammy Awards, and he won an Oscar for the original song score to the classic film “Purple Rain”, in which he also starred.
He recorded some 39 studio albums, recording and touring prolifically even after a very public battle to get out of his major label contract threatened to derail his career.
Majura made her live debut with EVANESCENCE last November. She has previously played with the German metal bands EQUILIBRIUM and KNORKATOR.