Dez Dickerson is a phenomenal guitarist and songwriter. He was an original member of Prince's band The Revolution and played guitar with Prince from 1979 to 1983. He appeared in the movie Purple Rain playing his solo song "Modernaire". His band was named Modernaires and went on tour with Billy Idol.
Dickerson later went on to found his own label Absolute Records. He also reunited with The Revolution in 2012 for a concert to raise money and awareness for heart disease. Revolution bandmate Bobby "Z" Rivkin went through heart surgery previously.Currently, Dickerson manages record label and branding companies Pavilion Entertainment and Pavilion Synergies in Nashville.