By Jonathan Hailey
CHANHASSEN, MN (RADIO.COM) – Prince’s Paisley Park compound is about to get the Graceland treatment. The late singer’s home will be turned into a museum in honor of The Purple One. Longtime Prince collaborator Sheila E. revealed the plans in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
The Bay Area-born percussionist told the entertainment program, “We’re hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be. [He] was working on it being a museum. He’s been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle.”
Sheila E went on to describe one of the hallways in the sprawling estate, “There’s a hallway of his awards and things, which he really didn’t care about too much, but he displayed it for the fans because he knows that they would want to see it. There’s pictures of him all down the halls, some you’ve seen before and some never [seen]… There’s a mural on the wall with his hands out and on one side is all the people he was influenced by and the other side is all of us who have played with him… It’s beautiful.”
Prince’s brother-in-law also confirmed plans to turn the home into a museum. Maurice Phillips spoke to The Sun the museum will be strictly for the fans. “He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy. Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”
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