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11Mar
2015
11

New PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Song “WHAT IF?” TO World Premiere Tomorrow!

Prince Promo Photo

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL have just sold out 4 shows in Louisville, Kentucky. A Kentucky radio station will world premiere a new song entitled "What If?" tomorrow.

Louisville is the hometown of 3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Welton.

This is from the stations Facebook Page:

We're world premiering a Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL song tomorrow!!!

In honor of the upcoming Hit and Run shows this weekend, we'll be debuting a brand new Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL song, "WHAT IF," tomorrow on WFPK. It features Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL drummer and Louisville native Hannah Welton on vocals.

We're waiting on an exact time from The Purple One himself, so stay tuned for more details!

New music! Yes! Prince just released 2 new albums back in September of last year, Art Official Age and one with 3RDEYEGIRL entitled "PLECTRUMELECTRUM". "WHAT IF?" is a brand NEW song not featured on those albums!

You can stream 91.9 WFPK Radio HERE!!!!!

When they have a time "WHAT IF?" will debut we will update this post!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Thanks to Natalie R. for the tip!

6Mar
2015
17

PRINCE To Kick Off U.S. Hit & Run Tour 2015 Next Week!

PRINCE KOKO London Photo: NPGRECORDS 2015/Tina K.

PRINCE along with his band 3RDEYEGIRL are set to embark on a U.S. Hit & Run Tour that will kick off next week in Louisville, KY March 14th. That show will go on sale Monday March 9th at 10 A.M. on LiveNation.com

No other dates have been announced yet.

3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Ford Welton's hometown is Louisville, KY.

A portion of the show's proceeds will be donated to local charities.

As more U.S. Tour dates become announced, we will announce them here. Thanks to Kurt K. for the tip!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Also make sure to follow us on Twitter for any late breaking tour news & The Facebook Fan Page!

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4Mar
2015
3

Shoot The J! Photo Of PRINCE From His Junior High Basketball Team Goes Viral!

Apparently just posting the photo to our Instagram account wasn't enough. A photo of PRINCE from his Junior High Basketball team has went viral in a short amount of time.

"Prince was an excellent player," basketball coach Richard Robinson told the Star Tribune. But apparently, Prince wasn't too pleased being the sixth or seventh man, and wanted to be on the starting lineup: "He was unhappy and he expressed that many, many times." He sure showed those starting players, huh?

So for those that doubted the Chappelle skit, now you know better!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Game blouses!....(Like everyone else is not saying that right now!)

25Feb
2015
2

Sports Boxers & Briefs: PRINCE Thrilled That Kevin Garnett Is Back With Minnesota!

Kevin Garnett Timberwolves Promo Photo 2015

PRINCE was not at the press conference of Kevin Garnett announcing his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves and he is not expected to attend his first game back at the Target Center Wednesday, but make no mistake about it, the Purple One is thrilled that KG is back in MPLS!

Longtime Prince historian Jon Bream wrote today that someone close to Prince wanted it to be known how he feels about Kevin being back and he does plan on attending Timberwolves games in the future. No word yet if Prince will be performing at Target Center anytime soon though.

Prince is a longtime Garnett and NBA fan and can school you on the court.

Several years ago, Garnett was filming a Gatoraide commercial at Prince's Paisley Park studios. Prince could not be there for the shoot but instructed his staff to take very good care of KG and give him some NPG swag as well.-DocFB

Diagnosis: KG, welcome.....home!

25Feb
2015
0

ICYMI: Will Smith Does The “Fresh Prince” Rap On Ellen!

Will Smith Screen Cap CW.com

Will Smith was on Ellen yesterday to promote his new movie "Focus" due in theaters this weekend. During a commercial break, he rapped the "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" theme song.

He got the entire audience to participate and help him sing the song. Check out the clip above.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Guess they had real fans in the house....

16Feb
2015
4

“Dearly Inebriated” Fallon And Meyers Talk About PRINCE’s Surprise SNL After-Party Performance!

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL-Dubai Photo NPG RECORDS 2015

On a night that saw Paul McCartney sing "Shake It Off" with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & Debbie Harry, Michael Bolton do "When A Man Loves A Woman", PRINCE along with 3RDEYEGIRL took over to close out what appears to be the best after-party ever....and it happened for Saturday Night Live!

Prince performed the Purple Rain classic "Let's Go Crazy" and Jimmy Fallon waxed poetic about the entire SNL afterparty and how Dave Chappelle let him know that Prince wants to play in some way if he plays his cards right. Fallon had a straight flush as Prince "floated to the stage. At least that is how Jimmy remembers it.

"In a room full of the coolest people on earth, Prince is the coolest person on earth".-Seth Meyers

I would have LOVED to see Taylor Swift jam with 3RDEYGIRL but at least Haim was represented along with all the other celebs that were on stage.-DocFB

Diagnosis: In videos that were circulating before, Fallon was giving Prince the "call me" sign, hoping to get the singer to make his Fallon Tonight Show debut. Prince appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in March of 2013, a year before Fallon took over the Tonight Show reigns.

14Feb
2015
8

PRINCE Scores A Triple Double With Jay-Z & Beyonce At Michael Jordan Private Concert!

PRINCE Photo: NPG RECORDS 2015

PRINCE along with his band 3RDEYGIRL performed at a private party for Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City kicked off with a who's who of the entertainment world watching the greatest live performer do his thing.

Along with Jay-Z and Beyonce dancing all night long, Queen Latifah, Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Carmelo Anthony, Questlove, Tamron Hall, and Magic Johnson were spotted at the event.

Prince played more hits than Jordan scored points!

"Let's Go Crazy", "Take Me With U", "U Got The Look", "1999", "Controversy", "Little Red Corvette", "When Doves Cry", "Kiss", "I Would Die 4 U", "Housequake", "Alphabet St.", and ending the night was "Purple Rain". He did play "FUNKNROLL" was well from his new albums "Art Official Age" and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM".

Prince is no stranger to the NBA and All Star Weekend. When the All Star game was held in Minnesota one year, he opened up his Paisley Park studios for a private concert there. In 2007 while performing in Las Vegas, Prince attracted the late Michael Jackson, Wil.I.Am, Chris Tucker, and more. Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson were to attend the after-show together in a private booth but it became too late for Jordan and when Jackson heard that, he passed on the after-show.

When Prince performs, especially if the party is private, it is going to attract a crowd like that.-DocFB

Diagnosis: This is the 3rd private concert that PRINCE has performed at this month. He made a much talked about appearance at the Grammys last weekend as well.