Prince signs deal with Warner Bros., new album due this year

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Musician Prince performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, Prince has struck a deal with Warner Bros., the label that he used to be so mad at he had the word 'Slave' written on his cheek and changed his name to a glyph.

The new deal open the doors to "the release of long-awaited, previously unheard music, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits," according to a press release.

In a statement, Prince said, "A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship."

Is this worth getting excited about? Check out the version of "Let's Go Crazy" that Price and his female power trip #rd Eye Girl performed in Manchester, England earlier this year, and you decide. 

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