The one n funky PRINCE has released a new song entitled "HARDROCKLOVER" today. The announcement came via his twitter account (PRINCE3EG) and posted to Soundcloud.
The music icon sings and speaks in his lower voice speaking of his "HARDROCKLOVER" from a R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) dream and then seeing if he can make this woman scream.
A shout to Red Bull and Patron "Ain't No Rapper Trying To Be A Singer" reaps of shades of "Dead On It" from The Black Album from Prince along a light stab at Sade and Babyface over a blistering guitar solo that is either Prince or Donna Grantis getting it in from his band 3RDEYEGIRL.
Who says nothing good ever happens after midnight???!!
Prince promised new music was coming this summer and on the 1st of July, Prince has delivered in full force.-DocFB
Diagnosis: A Hot HARDROCK Summer....indeed!
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed a special concert at the White House on Saturday night along with a special appearance by Stevie Wonder before performing 2 sold out shows at the Warner Theater Sunday night where the late show featured Stevie Wonder as well.
The Sunday shows were announced earlier this week as part of Prince's #HITandRun Tour and the White House show was done on the hush hush. With the Secret Service in place as well as Prince's own no cell phone policy, if it wasn't for V.I.P's like Re.v Al Sharpton, Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Jon Bon Jovi, there may have been no details about his 2 hour show that featured Wonder on a version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours". No word if Tipper Gore was there but there was a Housequake for sure at 1600 Penn!
As for Sunday's shows, The Washington Post gave 4 observations that are interesting.
In another article said that Prince may be the greatest to ever do what he does.
Judith Hill also performed with Prince.
Janet Jackson has announced her first tour in 4 years with the first date being on August 31st. It is being called "The UNBREAKABLE World Tour" and so far there are 36 tour dates.
Of the 36 tour dates, 30 are being promoted by Live Nation and it will take Miss Jackson through the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets will go on sale on JanetJackson.com June 22nd with an American Express pre-sale on June 15th.
Additional shows for the world-wide tour will be announced at a later date.
Duran Duran's new album will be titled "Paper Gods" and will be released in the U.S. on September 18th and the rest of the world on September 11th.
The first single is entitled "Pressure Off" and will feature JANELLE MONÁE.
Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist, John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor recorded the album in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair,and Mr Hudson. The record features special guests Janelle Monáe (on the first single "Pressure Off"), former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Canadian Juno-Award winning singer Kiesza, British singer/songwriter Mr Hudson,violinist Davidé Rossi and actress Lindsay Lohan. The album was mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.Paper Gods will be available for pre-order and "Pressure Off" will be available for purchase this week.
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are bringing their HIT and RUN tour to Washington, D.C. this week.
Judith Hill will also be a part of the entertainment.
It was announced via Live Nation's D.C. Twitter this past hour.
The venue is D.C.'s Warner Theatre and will take place on 06/14. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday 06/11 at noon local time on LiveNation.com
Capacity for the Warner Theatre is a little over 1,800.-DocFB
Diagnosis: D.C. u ready 2 FUNKNROLL????
BRIT and NME Award-winning UK duo Royal Blood have announced additional headlining U.S. dates to take place this fall.
The dates are in addition to the previously announced SOLD OUT headlining dates, performances at Governor's Ball, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, ACL, and stadium dates with the Foo Fighters.
The live video for "Little Monsters" from Tokyo debuted on Howard Stern today.
The additional headlining tour dates are as follows:
September 24 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
September 25 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
September 28 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
October 6 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Along with $35,000 dollars that Tidal donated for the first 60 minutes of PRINCE's "Rally 4 Peace" concert last month in Baltimore, Prince donated a portion of the concert proceeds and those recipients have been announced.
Those recipients are the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) and the city’s YouthWorks and OneBaltimore programs. The amount of money donated has not been disclosed.
Prince has also released the "Baltimore" song featuring Eryn Allen Kane on iTunes. This is the newly updated orchestra version of the song.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "The system is broken. It's going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life,. The next time I come to Baltimore I want to stay in a hotel owned by you."-Prince