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18Apr
2014
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PRINCE RELEASES 1st SINGLE UNDER NEW WARNER BROS. DEAL; “THE BREAKDOWN” ON iTUNES NOW!!

The Breakdown

In just a little over 12 hours since Warner Bros. announced PRINCE striking a deal for remastered editions of former albums and a new album on the way, a new single was released through Warner Bros. entitled "The Breakdown".

It was officially released and can be purchased on iTunes Friday night April 18th in the U.S. Right now, that is where it can be purchased.

The Breakdown Single Cover

The song (studio version) was first played at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013 and Prince played it with his band 3RDEYEGIRL on select Live Out Loud tour dates in 2013.

When Prince was on Arsenio Hall last month, Prince was asked what his favorite song is/was and he said "The Breakdown" and now...you can hear it for yourself!-DocFB

Diagnosis: The copyright in this sound recording is owned by NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

18Apr
2014
0

One Direction Release New Video For “You & I”

One Direction Promo Photo

One Direction have released a video for "You & I" the boy band's latest single.

“You & I is a love song. It’s saying you’re inseparable and nothing can get in the way of you and your love.”-Harry Styles.

-DocFB

Diagnosis: Will anything come between you and this video???

18Apr
2014
12

PRINCE REACHES DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS! REMASTERED “PURPLE RAIN” & OTHERS ALONG WITH NEW ALBUM ON WAY!!!!!

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL Tour Opener - Vancouver Photo: Kevin Mazur

April Fool's was 18 days ago so the news of PRINCE reaching a new deal with WARNER BROS Records is no joke!!! The news was sent out to via email and PR early this morning.

Yes, PRINCE has struck a deal with Warner Bros records to release remasters starting with a deluxe version of "PURPLE RAIN" just in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and film.

The global deal also includes the Prince albums "Controversy", "Dirty Mind", and "1999" along with others in the Warner Bros. Prince catalog.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,"-Prince

No more fighting over master recordings. No waiting 35 years from the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.

Prince now has ownership and control over his master recordings.

"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."-Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang

Yes. It's real.-DocFB

Diagnosis: You can bet we will have more on this through the weekend and on the next Spreecast! PRINCE....congrats my man!!!!

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

15Apr
2014
0

Guuuurl! Okapi Sun Release “Judy Baby” Single! FREE Download Now!

Okapi Sun Photo: sandiegomusicthing.com

Okapi Sun have released their new single entitled "Judy Baby" from their forthcoming full-length album Techno Prisoners on 4/29. You can download the song for FREE below.

Named for the rare African mammal with traits of both the zebra and giraffe, Okapi Sun is the brainchild of Dallas (vocals, synth, bass, drums) and Leo (vocals, synth, guitar, drums), who draw on their experiences as classically trained musicians while pulling from influences featuring everything from Rick James to Daft Punk with their own twist of EDM.-DocFB

Diagnosis: So Cal tour dates:
04.23 Riverside, CA @ UC Riverside
04.24 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04.25 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
04.26 San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

15Apr
2014
2

Electric Ladies! Janelle Monae To Be First Musical Guest On “The Maya Rudolph Show”

Maya Rudolph Photo: ranker.com

Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety special on NBC and it will feature Raphael Saaddiq as the band leader and the first musical guest will be none other than Janelle Monae!

Janelle Monae Photo: Meredith Jenks for Marie Claire

"The Maya Rudolph Show" will air May 19th at 10 P.M. and feature several of her former SNL cohorts like Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Andy Samberg. The show will also feature Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, and Craig Robinson.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Always good to see Janelle in the light. Even better when it is with Maya.

15Apr
2014
0

Hero: Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar Team Up For “It’s On Again” For Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack!

Alicia Keys Promo Photo

Alicia Keys has hooked up with Kendrick Lamar for "It's On Again" which is on The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. The song is produced by Pharrell, who cameos in the video.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Digging Alicia's look...and the song.

15Apr
2014
1

Sing! Ed Sheeran Announces North American Tour!

Ed Sheeran Photo: 8Track.com

Ed Sheeran is going out on his own headlining tour after a successful run opening for Taylor Swift. The tour will start in Seattle on August 22nd.

Ed tore it up on SNL over the weekend.

Here are the tour dates:

AUGUST
22 Seattle, WA Wamu Theater
23 Vancouver, BC Ambleside Live
29 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
30 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
31 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena

SEPTEMBER
2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
4 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
9 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
11 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
12 Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

-DocFB

Diagnosis: He will be recording a track with Rick Ross soon. Seriously.

15Apr
2014
2

A Mystery: Zooey Deschanel Talks About Working With PRINCE!

Zooey Deschanel Photo: Tommy Hilfiger

Zooey Deschanel talked to the AP recently about her fashion line, "New Girl" plus working and recording with the pop icon PRINCE!

The AP talked about Prince guest starring on the show and having a single out together. They asked if her and Prince are best buds.

ZD: He's very mysterious. I couldn't venture to call him my bud. He's too, like, aaaaah (she looks skyward in reverence). He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really wonderful person and I feel lucky to know him. It's cool because I make records with (my indie-folk duo) She & Him. We've made four records, but we've never been a pop band. The Prince thing was almost by accident, because (producers) said we'd like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they'd mixed that vocal in... and then they released it! It's so exciting.

The mystery so far will be if "FALLININLOVE2NITE" will have a video for it. May 16th is the 30th anniversary of "When Doves Cry" being released as a single. If no video by then, there will be no video...at all.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Zooey, what is Plectrum Electrum?

15Apr
2014
0

#iheartDemi Demi Lovato Rocks iheartRadio Theater, Covers “Give Me Love” By Ed Sheeran

Demi Lovato Photo: GettyImages.com

Demi Lovato performed at the iheartradio theater in Burbank last night and she pulled out "Give Me Love" by Ed Sherran as a surprise for the audience.

Talk all the mess you want about her voice being off a little bit. At least her microphone is on.....punk!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Go on get it Demi!