It’s hard to believe that Purple Rain, the first movie from rocker Prince, is 25 years old. Spin Magazine has a great cover story that reveals a lot of the untold history behind the making of the film. For example, the amazing singer Jill Jones reveals that when Vanity dropped out of the picture (to do “The Last Temptation of Christ”), Gina Gershon was nearly cast in the role that catapulted Apollonia to stardom. Former Revolution bandmates Wendy and Lisa also talk about how Prince used to be so open-minded, but in recent years, his stringent religious beliefs have squashed his creativity. Happy birthday Purple Rain! The movie, the music, the band-members have changed my life in so many positive ways.
This issue of Spin Magazine, which also features an exclusive mp3 download of covers called “Purplish Rain,” is out now.