The world has lost "Thunder Thumbs". Bass legend Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson passed away Thursday at the age of 60. At this time, no cause of death has been reported.
The Brothers Johnson hit it big in 1976 with "Look Out For #1" which hit #1 and the Billboard R&B Chart. Other huge hits were the cover for "Strawberry letter 23" and "Stomp" released in 1980.
Louis was also a highly regarded studio musician used by Michael Jaclson for his "Off The Wall", "Thiller", and "Dangerous" records. He also recorded with George Benson for his huge hit "Give Me The Night".
The news hit sometime last night with musicians finding out on social media before official media reports.-DocFB
Diagnosis: U will be missed "Thunder Thumbs" but never forgotten. Get The Funk Outta My Face.
After 2 shows in Toronto last night, PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL are not done with Canada just yet. They will be playing at The Bell Centre in Montreal this Saturday May 23rd.
May has been a busy month for the music icon and his band 3RDEYEGIRL. Check out a show they did live from Paisley Park earlier this month above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: A Montreal Rock & Roll Love Affair!
PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL rumbled through Toronto last night performing TWO shows on the "HITandRUN" Tour with the show just being announced on Saturday and tickets going on sale the day before the shows.
It was a homecoming of sorts for 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis.
All of the photos were posted on PRINCE's Twitter account, which U should be following!
Janelle Monae stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to perform a high energy version of "Yoga" on the show.
Janelle has launched her own label "Wonderland Records".-DocFB
Diagnosis: The song of the summer...while the pants are in style all year round.
Although a tweet was sent out by PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL's twitter that an announcement would come on Monday about a new HITandRUN tour date, it actually comes today. The luckiest place in the world is Toronto.
According to Rolling Stone, the next show is a May 19th gig at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, May 18th at noon local time at Live Nation. Venue capacity is 3,191.
There will be two shows that night, one at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Guitarist for 3RDEYEGIRL Donna Grantis hails from Toronto. The first show back in March for the HITandRUN Tour was Louisville, Kentucky where drummer Hannah Welton is from.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Stay tuned here for more HITandRUN Tour dates as they hit.
B.B. King has passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas. The singer was recently hospitalized for a diabetic-related illness. He was 89.
Some of Kings biggest hits were Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby.
Although 89, King was still performing at least 100 times a year until this year.-DocFB
Diagnosis: A legend in music and in person as well. You will be missed more than you will ever know.
English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas has released the music video for her new single, "Unstoppable," from her album Blood due later this summer.
The video was shot in London and directed by Olivier Groulx (alt-J, Arcade Fire, Bastille, and Deerhunter).-DocFB
Diagnosis: More information about Blood, which was inspired by La Havas' Jamaican and Greek family heritage, as well as details about upcoming US tour dates, will be announced soon here on DrFunkenberry.com