Prince heralds 'death' of internet
Published 05/07/2010 | 16:38
Prince has boldly declared the internet is "completely over".
The singer, who is preparing to launch his new album, 20TEN, said computers and technology were bad for people and the worldwide web was doomed.
The 52-year-old, formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, told the Daily Mirror: "The internet's completely over.
"I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.
Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, has been outspoken against internet piracy and abuse, banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music, and his new album will not be released for download at all.
He added: "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.
"They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."