Prince gives smashing performance on Fallon's late-night show


Legendary Minnesota musician Prince wowed the crowd on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Friday night as he introduced to the country his new all-female band 3rd Eye Girl, the Star Tribune reports.

Prince first unveiled 3rd Eye Girl locally during the last night of his three-night "open rehearsal" performances at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis in January.

After being introduced by Fallon as "one of the most legendary and influential musicians of all-time," Prince played "Screwdriver," which was released a few weeks ago on the 3rd Eye Girl website -- and ended the two-song set with "Bambi," a tune he reimagined from his 1979 self-titled album.

Prince decide to end the song with a bang, of sorts, when he sent the guitar was playing sailing into the air before it smashed to the ground. As it turned out, the instrument belonged to Kirk Douglas, a guitarist in Fallon's house band.

Prince's appears on Fallon's show was his second national TV appearance this year.

The first came when he stole the show at the Grammys last month as he handed out the Record of the Year honor to Gotye (aka Wouter De Backer) and his collaborator, Kimbra.

The Minneapolis-born musician is set to make yet another TV performance in May when accepts his Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards on ABC. Prince is also expected to perform at the event.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to kick off a West Coast tour in mid-April.

See Prince play "Screwdriver" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" below.

See Prince play "Bambi" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" below.

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