Prince marked the release of his new album 3121 by making a rare public appearance at Tower Records on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip on Monday night (20MAR06). The star played a private show for 200 friends and fans at the store just after midnight. Although he was promoting his new album, Prince treated fans to old hits LET'S GO CRAZY and Purple Rain. Joining Prince to celebrate the release of his latest album was his longtime friend, drummer SHEILA E, who summed up the night saying, "It was awesome!"