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10Dec
2014
2

PRINCE, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Pharrell Get Nominated For BBC International Artist Of The Year Award!

Prince PHOTOGRAPHY INEZ & VINOODH

PRINCE along with Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Lorde, are nominated for the BBC International Artist Of The Year award for the BBC Music Awards.

The nominees are:

Dolly Parton
Gregory Porter
Lorde
Pharrell
Prince
Taylor Swift

The Award show will take place Thursday December 11th and will be available on BBC Radio.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Cool nomination. If BBC radio is like American Radio, Taylor Swift will be your winner.

4Dec
2014
2

Cara’s Parade? Cara Delevingne & Cody Simpson Cover PRINCE’s “Kiss”

Cara Delevingne Vogue UK

Maybe this cover will disappear from the web like Lady Antebellum's version? Cara Delevinge & Cody Simpson posted a cover of PRINCE's "Kiss" on Instagram and....well...it's not bad..but it's not great.

A video posted by Cody Simpson (@codysimpson) on

Cara is someone who can steal your man...and your girl too. She is also Pharrell approved. Cody Simpson hasn't hit the elite big time yet but he does have legions of fans that will treat him like he is.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Whose "Kiss" do you want? Cara's or Cody's?

3Dec
2014
3

Dave Grohl Talks About PRINCE Being The Greatest Musician Of All Time

Dave Grohl  Of The Foo Fighters File Photo

The Foo Fighters appeared on The Howard Stern Show to promote "Sonic Highways" and the conversation switched to PRINCE covering "The Best Of You" during his Super Bowl Appearance and then for about 5 minutes.

Dave Grohl talked about just how amazing Prince is.

The Prince talk begins about 15:40 in.

Grohl talks about rehearsing "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin and Dave thinks that Prince blew him off to perform it live. That is NOT true.

Dave, if you are reading this, he did not call you out the following week but he did look for you at other shows and thought you were there and was trying to call up the person he thought was you but his security guard let him know it was not you. True story. In fact, the security guard is now your guard and can confirm this if you ask him.

Also, someone has the footage of the rehearsal of "Whole Lotta Love" but it is misplaced right now.

Dave talked about Prince's recent W Hotel walk on performance that went viral this week. Howard had to talk about the last time he saw Prince and a majority of the show being performed in the dark. Howard needs to bring this up every time he talks about Prince.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Props to Dave and Howard, here is hoping Beth takes you to another Prince show where the lights are on buddy.

Don't miss this week's PRINCE Spreecast!

2Dec
2014
0

Gabrielle Union Talks About PRINCE’s Legendary House Parties!

Gabrielle Union Promo

Gabrielle Union was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night and talked about going to Hollywood parties with Chris Rock and going to PRINCE's house for one of his legendary parties.

Gabrielle talked about being shy and telling the music superstar that she should have brought a tuna casserole to the party. Yea...no. Maybe some chamomile tea and a large size honey instead. Don't forget to check out Top 5 hitting theaters soon!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Fallon needs to work on his Prince impression. Was amazing the previous times he did it.

1Dec
2014
1

Scene & Heard: PRINCE For The W In Hollywood!

PRINCE Photo: Madison Dubé

The one & funky PRINCE was in Hollywood last night, stopping by for Jazz night at the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. It wasn't too long before Prince decided to be a player instead of a spectator.

The band was playing "With A Little Help From My Friends" when the music icon took over during Ryan Edgar and Nikki Leonti-Edgar's set.

Prince played for a little over 2 minutes before handing the guitar back, jumping up and walking right out the door to everyone's amazement in attendance.

This was Prince's first appearance since closing all his social media accounts last week.-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you look at the right places, you might just find video of it. We wish we could post it here but we have a feeling as soon as we did, we would be asked to take it down.

25Nov
2014
7

Poof! PRINCE Disappears From Social Media

PRINCE PROMO PHOTO

PRINCE has deleted his social media accounts on all platforms. Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. He has also had all his videos on official YouTube accounts taken down. This was done with no notice or it appears no reason.

People who have gotten in hot water on social media before like say Alec Baldwin will have their accounts taken down until heat is off of them. As far as we know, that really is not the case with Prince so if these accounts will become active is anyone's guess.

Less than 2 months ago, Prince released two new albums for the first time in years; ART OFFICIAL AGE, a solo record co-produced by Joshua Welton, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM with his all female band 3RDEYEGIRL. Earlier this month, he performed on Saturday Night Live for 8 minutes which showcased the talented music star and 3RDEYEGIRL. That now seems like forever with the social media presence now kaput.

Perhaps he is making another new account to follow. If that were the case, he could easily switch the account to a new name and keep the followers he once had.

Just last week on the PRINCE Spreecast, we were discussing Prince on Social Media and what a success it has been so far, especially in previous years where Prince declared the Internet dead and no web presence at all. Within a week, all social media activity has been removed completely.

We will have a part two of the PRINCE Spreecast Social Media this week and discuss the impact of him leaving for now and what effect it will have if any. Be there.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Shhh.

2Nov
2014
8

WATCH PRINCE’s FULL 8 MINUTE SNL PERFORMANCE NOW! #PRINCEonSNL

Prince Microphone Photo: Warner Bros./NPG Records

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL along with Lianne La Havas and Liv Warfield brought it to Saturday Night Live performing "Clouds" from ARTOFFICIALAGE and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM", "MARZ", and "ANOTHERLOVE" all from 3RDEYEGIRL's debut album PLECTRUMELECTRUM!

Watch the full performance HERE!!!

If outside, U.S., watch here!!!

As soon as SNL provides the embed links U will be able to watch it here.

Bad, bad, bad performance! Hotness!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Thoughts?