Got three responses to the above... 1/ If Prince does in fact play Montreal, I hope he does the RIGHT thing and plays absolutely NO covers. I'm tired of him doing lesser than versions of other people's songs. It's just ridiculous and disrespectful for an artist with his amount of songs to do covers...Period. 2/ I'm not down with Prince giving a bulk of solos and guitar work to Donna. The bulk of it should be in Prince's hands. People are going to hear him, not Donna. You wouldn't see Hendrix giving up guitar chores to someone else. 3/ 3rd Eye Girl is Prince. Anybody saying other wise is either playing games or clueless.
Last night on the PRINCE spreecast DrFunkenberry hosts with Seth Everett, we talked about several news items that will be happening with PRINCE.
Here is an outline of the news discussed:
#1. That there will be a Jazz Fest Announcement coming...which has now happened as PRINCE will be performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
#2 The Smuk Fest. PRINCE agreed to play if they changes his night's name to "The Beautiful Experience"....
#3 The NPG drummer position is currently being occupied by Ronald Bruner Jr. aka RBJ, whose 2nd of 3 callbacks happens this week. After the 3rd, his position will then be determined. To join this band, there are several rigorous initiations that take place...the least of which is a personality analysis.
#4 Hannah Ford, Donna Grantis, & Ida Nielson are in the studio everyday recording new material with PRINCE. He is the primary songwriter but not the primary guitarist. PRINCE is every day gaining more confidence in Donna's talent and actually lets her take a bulk of the solos on the project. They have recorded about 14 songs and "Live Out Loud" will be released as soon as the promotional clip for it is finished. Check 3rdEyeGirl.com soon for that.
#5 Speaking of which: There still is no word as to the true identity of 3rd Eye Girl. It seems to be growing though. Photographers, web site designers, and film editors have been hired to work on several unnamed projects. There is work going on at The Park 24/7....that's for sure.
#6 PRINCE & his team have been in back and forth talks with the Jimmy Fallon show. PRINCE definitely wants to be on the week of the Carnegie Hall Tribute. (3113 cough cough 3113)
#7 FDeluxe sans Jellybean Johnson has been added to the line up for the Tribute.
To watch the last 2 weeks spreecasts which includes a special "Screwdriver" Poem, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB
Feb. 13th Spreecast
Feb. 6th Spreecast
Diagnosis: How is Fallon at table tennis?
RBJ is an amazing drummer! Hope he shows up on the Fallon show with the Purple One, so peeps can see RBJ's amazing drumming skills!
Thanks for the detailed news, you are obviously well informed Doc! :) Love especially the part about the three girls recording a lot of new material with Prince! I bet each song rocks more than the previous one! Personally I want to hear no one else but Prince play lead guitar, but okay ... Donna is great, no doubt about that! As long as he shreds the guitar when I see him live, I'm happy. :) Very exciting times in the purple world! All those things going on at Paisley Park - wow!!!!
H comes before R regarding drummers...also....my real name isn't Josh....and I'm white....but thanks for the comment. :-)
This is all good news -- I LOVE U PRINCE !!! but also waiting 4 you know what to happen ... oxoxoxoxo
excited to hear the new jams from prince hannah ida and donna on lead guitar hope this happins ooner then later !!!! 3rdeye girl can take my cash !