Multi-tasking funkster Prince has declared that the internet is "over".
The musician has consistently searched for new music distribution models and will only making new album 20TEN available via the UK's Daily Mirror newspaper.
Prince's aversion to the internet is well known -- he doesn't have a website, iTunes do not stock his catalogue and any footage of Prince uploaded to YouTube is removed almost immediately.
Now he's taken the stand-off one step further telling the Daily Mirror that the internet's time has passed.
"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 revealed.
"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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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."
Prince's album 20TEN will be included in copies of this Saturday's Daily Mirror. If anyone's passing through, pick us up a copy.