One thing their music is never about, though, is parody.
The collaborative backing band was the most significant of Prince’s 40-year career, originally pieced together in his hometown of Minneapolis.
Photographer Paul Natkin on the Rolling Stones: “They’ve always put on the greatest show in rock and roll.”
Cameras were rolling during the label’s formative years and captured a slew of candid home movies, uncensored live performances and B-roll footage.
Bon Jovi himself laments that the era of the larger-than-life rockstar has come and gone, he’s still hopeful that one day it could resurface.
Joe Bonamassa: “I think there’s a real need for a Chicago blues museum with real memorabilia. … If they ever get it together I’d love to help them.”