Donna Grantis: "Prince taught me about articulation, attitude, power and tones"

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Diamonds & Dynamite is Donna Grantis’ debut full-length solo album, but the 32-year-old Toronto-born guitarist already has plenty of pedigree.

Most significantly, there was her stint playing electric guitar alongside Prince from 2013 until his death in 2016 - she served as co-lead guitarist in his hard-rock backing band 3RDEYEGIRL, touring the world and appearing on the 2014 album PLECTRUMELECTRUM, and also was enlisted as a member of his funk supergroup New Power Generation. So what does she says she learned from her experience with the legendary artist?

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.