Music legend Prince has slammed rockers THE Foo Fighters for covering his song DARLING NIKKI.

The WHEN DOVES CRY singer, 45, was horrified when he discovered DAVE GROHL's band had done their own version of the song, which appears on his 1984 classic album Purple Rain.

Prince snipes, "I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes!"

And the reclusive superstar is also furious that his recent release MUSICOLOGY has been treated as a comeback record.

He fumes, "I never went anywhere."

19/04/2004 17:05