After nearly 20 years, co-frontman Steven Page has left Barenaked Ladies for a solo career. Last year, he received six months of probation for possessing cocaine. In December, his blog posting said he was doing great and had found a new love and lost 40 pounds. Without him, the band plans to record an album and tour this year. ...

Prince's post-Oscars' Purple Party -- he performed from about 1:45 till 3:30 a.m. -- drew Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Dita Von Teese, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Angie Harmon, Tyler Perry, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Taraji P. Henson, Tyrese, Tavis Smiley and Taye Diggs. Among the covers Prince offered: the Cars' "Let's Go" and Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle." ...

Chrisette Michele's "Epiphany" arrives on March 31; Ne-Yo is the executive producer. ... Bono and the Edge will write music for director Julie Taymor's Broadway musical "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark," set to open in February 2010. ... Faith No More, which split up in 1998, will reunite for some European performances this summer. ... Kelly Rowland will co-host a reality series, "The Fashion Show," with Isaac Mizrahi on Bravo. ...

Among the early bookings for the Minnesota Zoo are King Sunny Ade with Femi Kuti and Soul Asylum. ... The Warlocks' "The Mirror Explodes" arrives May 19.

JON BREAM