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28Jul
2011
47

Prince & The NPG Run Into Trouble In Germany

Prince NPG Records 2011
Prince NPG Records 2011

Prince NPG Records 2011

I would hate to be around Prince or any of his NPG band right now in Germany, especially if I am the sound man! 

I am hearing from a source that Prince and the band are having some post-production difficulties that they are trying to get fixed before the next gig.  It seems there were some sound problems at the show tonight and it caused a delay.  After the first song, the band knew something was different.  They didn't and don't want to cancel a show because of janky sound quality but sometimes, things are out of their control. 

The audience knows what the sound is supposed to sound like at a Prince show and so does the band.  You know Prince and the band want to give the BEST possible experience when you come to their shows, so I can bet everyone is unhappy.  I am told things went perfect in sound check but by the time they hit the stage, things were drastically changed. 

A source at the venue over heard that they better get to the bottom of this and fix it for the people coming to see them.  They said that it will take a minute BUT it is being made sure that the audience gets the best sound and performance by Prince and The NPG. 

It appears the band was highly upset about the sound after the show, some even taking to Twitter to vent.  You can bet they truly feel bad for the fans who had to put up with the audio problems but I can guarantee you Prince and crew will get it fixed! You can believe that!!!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Soaked In Banana Cologne.....

28Jul
2011
0

New Video: The Game Featuring Chris Brown “Pot Of Gold”

 

The new video by The Game "Pot Of Gold" features Chris Brown singing the hook.  He talks about his life and being real and that he only owes Interscope Records 2 more albums and he will be gone for good.  Hmm.

Chris Brown's hook seems like he can relate to what The Game is going through and wish he could go back to simpler times...for himself.

It is cool to hear The Game do a track like this, you know, without having to diss everyone else n go off on them.  This track is chill and I am feeling it.

Check out the video for "Pot Of Gold" by The Game and the blonde Chris Brown.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Jackpot

28Jul
2011
6

Amy Winehouse’s Death Due To Alcohol Withdrawal?

Amy Winehouse  Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Amy Winehouse Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Another day, another reason how Amy Winehouse may have died.  This time, an "insider"s is saying the way Amy quit alcohol so fast may have led to her death.  Ahh.  Ok there little buddy.

The insider claims "Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death."

The thing is, Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is saying this absolutely could be the reason.

Doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely.  The shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."

Wow.  So do you believe that perhaps in her rush to get clean, her heart couldn't take it and she died?  We will have to wait 2 to 4 weeks for the toxicology reports still.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Cold Turkey Is The Cause?

28Jul
2011
0

Your First Look At “Moves Like Jagger” With Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

 

It's about time!  The "Moves Like Jagger" video by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera has been filmed.  Check out some of the footage above including some shirtless scenes with Adam Levine that you just might like.

Wonder who they got to play Mick Jagger because there are some Jagger like moves going on...although it makes me thing of Jimmy Fallon playing Jagger on Saturday Night Live.

Check out the behind the scenes footage above.  Hope you are as excited as us to see the actual video.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Christina Needs This

28Jul
2011
0

Steve Carell Wants To Play The Bad Guy

Steve Carell Photo: GQ.com
Steve Carell Photo: GQ.com

Steve Carell Photo: GQ.com

Steve Carell's new movie "Crazy Stupid Love" opens Friday and with it, he left "The Office" which he feels,  and would like to try, new challenges for the actor.

In an interview with GQ magazine, Steve talks about playing dark roles. 

“Someday I’d like to play a character that is maybe not so redeemable, maybe somebody who’s just sort of a bad guy, without necessarily playing an ax murderer.”

Hmm.  From 40 Year Old Virgin to ax murder or villian.  Nah.  We hope plays the likeable guy but we understand his desire not to get pigeon-holed or type cast.

What do you think?  Would Carell make a good villian?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Crazy, Stupid, Decision?

28Jul
2011
2

New Movie “New Years Eve” Has More Celebrities In It Than Rehab

 

Yes, I took the title from what Katherine Heigl says in "New Years Eve" the movie, but she is right.  Is that not good enough for you?  Must we name a majority of who is going to be in the movie?  Ok, here we go!

Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Carla Gugino, Zac Efron, Abigal Breslin, Jessica Biel, Seth Myers, Sofia Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Lea Michelle, Michele Pheiffer, Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Ice Cube and...more.  Whew. 

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.  When was the last time an all-star cast movie was a box office hit?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  5....4....3....2.....

28Jul
2011
0

Ryan Gosling Has His Eyes Wide Open As A Blonde

Ryan Gosling. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Ryan Gosling. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Ryan Gosling. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Ryan Gosling was filming for a new movie in New York and has dyed his hair bleach blonde for the role.   The movie is titled “The Place Beyond the Pines" as he plays a character named Luke.

Gosling stars in "Crazy Stupid Love" with Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Jullianne Moore, and Marisa Tomei and it opens tomorrow.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Interesting pants

27Jul
2011
25

Listen & Watch Now: Prince Performs “Little Red Corvette”, Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game”

 

NPG band member and friend of the purple one Andy Allo released the above gem on her Facebook page and Twitter today. From Prince's concert last night.. Thanks, Andy - always great to hear Prince in such great form.

The video above was posted on Andy Allo's youtube account and then taken down by an NPG Records Copyright claim.  But...it was given to her, right?  He wants you to hear it in all it's sound board quality greatness, right?  So we are stepping in and hoping we found a loophole for it to stay up.

What do you guys think?  Will Prince "slow down" enough to find "a love that's gonna last"?

Also, Andy and Prince also teamed up in Amsterdam earlier this week to perform "Love Is A Losing Game" by Amy Winehouse below.

Beautiful version with Prince on guitar, Andy on vocals. "Rest In Peace Amy" - Prince

UPDATE: It Is Now Back Up. Thanks To Andy Allo for sharing with us all.

Diagnosis: Slow Down......

26Jul
2011
3

Funeral For Amy Winehouse Takes Place

A Fan Of Winehouse's Holding Her Photo Outside Funeral Location. Photo: Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images
A Fan Of Winehouse's Holding Her Photo Outside Funeral Location. Photo: Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

A Fan Of Winehouse's Holding Her Photo Outside Funeral Location. Photo: Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

 I am at a loss for words as Amy Winehouse had her funeral service today and is will  be cremated before being buried.

According to People.com and others, Amy's father Mitch provided a somber and humorous eulogy for Amy.  Producer Mark Ronson, who called Amy his musical soulmate, and produced her 2006 album "Back To Black" attended along with Kelly Osbourne.  Her boyfriend of the past two years, Reg Traviss was in attendance.  Not in attendance was her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil who is serving time in prison and was not granted permission to attend.  Amy's father made it known that Blake was not welcome at the funeral.

The Carole King classic "So Far Away" was played at the Jewish funeral and all were asked to join in and sing.  Amy is to be cremated after the service.

Music lost a woman who will now live in infamy and it could be some time til we hear a voice as powerful as Amy's.  Mitch Winehouse however, lost a daughter.  Imagine you having to bury your child.  No matter the issues she had.  No matter the people who say they all saw this coming.  Burying your child or loved one is one of the hardest things I could ever imagine doing. 

Mitch Winehouse had this to say at the end of the funeral;

"Good night my angel, sleep tight; Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much."
 
-Dr.FB
 
Diagnosis:  We Will Miss You Amy......