Friday, July 12, 2024

Prince’s 3rdEyeGirl Drummer Hannah Ford Welton Speaks: “We celebrate the incredible life he lived”


Instagram_photo_by_HANNAHGRAM_•_Apr_25,_2016_at_5_16_PM_-_2016-04-25_18.10.05Hannah Ford Welton, the drummer for 3RdEye Girl and the wife of Joshua Welton, Prince’s producer for the last couple of years, has posted a statement to Instagram.

The Weltons were part of Prince’s inner circle recently, but haven’t said anything so far about his untimely death. Hannah is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a girl due in September.

Prince never let anyone produce his albums in the past. But Joshua Welton became his de facto producer for the HitnRun, Phase 1 album. Welton got co-songwriting credit on most of the songs, too. He also co-produced Art Official Age and worked on 3rd Eye Girl’s PlectrumElectrum album.

(Yes, Prince was wildly productive in the last two years, issuing 4 albums.)

What a break for such a young guy!

Welton may know more about what was ailing Prince but so far he’s remained silent.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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