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13Feb
2013
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Update On This Whole ONE NPG “Collective” Site

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So as you read here yesterday about ONE NPG, about trying to open up Prince's vault and have the fans get what they want, for a price.  That is something that was discussed in our first Spreecast.

There was some email contact going on by the person running One NPG, and fans who were contacting them.

The site has since been shut down.  Perhaps things were went about the wrong way.  Perhaps being so vague hurt what the purpose was going to be.

We are sure you know that we wouldn't post anything here like this without some knowledge.  Although discussed in the spreecast about perhaps DrFunkenberry running a site run by the fans, this was not run by DrFunkenberry.

As for the official word:

"NPG Records has no affiliation with ONENPG.ORG.  and just found out about it today.  the NPG's lawyers are all over this and have asked for the site to be shut down."

There you have it.  There will be another Spreecast with Seth Everett tonight where we will discuss this briefly, but have a lot more news from Paisley Park including:

L.O.L. (Live Out Loud) video release,
NPG Drummer Position
Smuk Fest
3rd Eye Girl Update
Jimmy Fallon
+ More

Tune in live HERE.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Whatever U think Is True.....Right?

Comments (20)
  1. I am thrilled that Prince is opening contact to his fans and releasing music and news via the internet. At the same time I am getting information overload and am getting confused. DocFb continues to obfuscate by first spreading a story and then retracting or editing it. There are now also so many people “close to Paisley Park” now sending info around. What is official and what is not? I am just confused! 2013 the year of big confusion? One official website without games and innuendo and “wink wink you get my drift?”style of writing, just with the music for purchase and news and info about upcoming concerts then we wouldnt have this dogs breakfast of a “marketing campaign”. I mean think about it. I love Prince and his music but i am getting real tired of this nonstop flow of info and corrections and changes of websites and video online then gone again, 3rdeyegirl a bootlegger who had incriminating photos of Prince and somebody (remember docFB?) and now 3rdeyegirl is selling tracks by NPG Records. also this onenpg website and the vault petition – what the duck? Why shut something down and negotiate about a site that just contains a petition and no copyright infringement? Or is it Prince? Come again? is this about creating hype? It is only February and I am tired of it all already. Please give me Prince music and concerts. Thats it. end of rant. Peace love funk and jazz.

  2. IF he or NPG Music would have an OFFICIAL website with official NEWS and public statements that we could all TRUST that would simplify the guessing game a lot :)

  3. Oooo,poppin up for some sun are ya Nig? LOL

  4. Why ask them to take it down, it was just a group of people trying to organise maybe Prince IS!! starting to lose contact to that which is most important, US, without us he has nothing. Quick to close down a site that just gathered an email of support, support not only for it’s own site but more importantly, support for Prince. They played no music they showed no pictures other than a symbol on the vault door so why ask to close it down, I would of thought and hope that Doc has jumped to their defence.

  5. Wow, I thought 3rdEyeGirl was deffinitely supported by Prince and now this? I support the actions taken by the NPG lawyers. The only reason any of us would sign up for anything Prince related is because its Prince related…whoa, people amaze me.

  6. Thanks for the info on Spreecast. In relation to auditions still going on for the drummer position in the NPG…I hope it’s RBJ all the way!!! Hannah’s good, but RBJ rocks it better! Just an opinion!

  7. This is quite suprising. I will certainly think twice next time before providing my email and worse yet purchase anything unless it is made extremely clear that it is Prince run.

  8. Prince is one of the funnest artist to follow. Always full of surprises & suspense. So tired of these mean & evil so called fans. If U don’t like it stop logging in & follow another artist…Geez!

  9. Jesus Christ Prince stop with the fucking games. you do realise most of your fans are in their 40s? A little late for dumb games. Release an album or shut the fuck up.

  10. I just cant wait 4 whatever HE has to give. Oh man! Just WAITING 4 my Purple high! Prince, ur music is a drug and u is my Pusher Man! Body dont wanna quit, gotta get another hit!

  11. I call BS. Didn’t Dr. F say the same thing with the initial 3rdeyegirl stuff? Prince is listening to us now on some level, whether directly or otherwise. He’s having fun with this whole deal and I’m enjoying it. 2013 is gonna be big remember? And this new site; I don’t believe in coincidences so I can’t wait to see what it brings.

  12. I was one of the folks in contact with “One” last night about the onenpg.org effort. I also spoke with them today and was told that negotiations with Paisley Park were underway and that everyone needed to “stand-by”. So I wouldn’t count them out yet. Many things were discussed about the effort and the claim was made that they were much closer to Prince than anyone realizes. SO we’ll see what happens but please try to leave the cynicism at the door and consider the possibility that this may all be on the level. For myself, I’m quite excited by the prospect and plan to offer my full support should all of this pan out.

  13. Who ever did it..Planned it really well. Prince has already opened “The Vault” so it was no need 4 a petition….

  14. Thank you Drfunkenberry, Big hugs to you.

  15. I choose to believe this whole onenpg episode will have a happy ending for all parties involved… Wait ‘n C ;-)

  16. I did not submit email and was wondering…Thanks Doc for update…

  17. Thank you for the update, Doc. I did not even have a chance to look at the site because by the time I got home from work and tried going there, all I got was a black screen. Now I know why.

    The upcoming news from Paisley Park sound great … again! More exciting things to look forward to. Prince is especially good to us this year, I am very thankful and appreciative for the effort and for giving us all this new music!

  18. thank you so much for this update

  19. Not a surprise really, it’s pretty clear Prince doesn’t take kindly to this kind of thing.


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