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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.

10Dec
2014
0

WoW! Liv Warfield Garners NAACP Nomination; Gets Mad Love On “The View”

Liv Warfield The Unexpected

Liv Warfield has received a nomination for Best New Artist at the NAACP Awards!

The nominees are:

Outstanding New Artist
• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)
• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)

Also, Rosie O'Donnel saw Liv Warfield perform over the weekend at Cyndi Lauper's charity event and could not stop raving about Liv! Check at the 7:30 mark to see Rosie talk about Liv!

Congrats Liv on all the LOVE you are getting. Well deserved!-DocFB

Diagnosis: As Rosie Perez said, have her on!

10Dec
2014
0

Watch Now! Priory Make Their Late Night TV Debut On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Priory Promo Photo

Portland group Priory made their late night television debut last night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch them perform their single 'Weekend' and 'Big Love.'

Following recent performances on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live and FUSE's Trending10, the five-piece will play a free poolside HOUSE session at the Viceroy Santa Monica on December 11th, then will head to Las Vegas on December 12th to play the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino with Bush, and will wrap up their 2014 tour on December 15th in Salt Lake City at The Complex, performing with Billy Idol and Bleachers.

Diagnosis: The band has been on a nationwide tour with The Kooks and White Arrows in support of their new Weekend EP, including performances at Live In the Vineyard and Life Is Beautiful fest. Their single 'Weekend' went Top 10 on the Alternative charts and is currently at 50+ Pop radio stations across the country and counting. The song is also featured on ESPN Sportscenter Gameday throughout the football season. The band will release their Warner Brothers Records full-length debut in Spring 2015.

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?

4Dec
2014
0

Settle Down! No Doubt Replaces U2 At KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas!

No Doubt Photo: Billboard.com

So U2 drops out of the big KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas line-up. Who do you have replace them and noe get mad about it? No doubt it would be Southern California's own No Doubt right? Exactly.

Tony Kanal of No Doubt called into KROQ to make the announcement. He also talks about the newly remodeled Forum and how the bathrooms are now clean. He even makes a Prince "Purple Rain" tour reference. Ha!

As KROQ said, you cannot replace U2 but let me tell you, No Doubt was a great decision, especially with the set list No Doubt has been doing lately.-DocFB

Diagnosis: KROQ has it covered for #KROQXMAS25

3Dec
2014
0

Watch Now! Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Perform On “The Colbert Report”

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Photo: Billboard.com

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett did an interview and performance on "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert last night.

Check out the performance from "Cheek To Cheek" above.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Remember when all Gaga performances were a "must see"? This is what happens when you appear on every single show. Granted, this was her first time on Colbert, but she has been everywhere for over a year. I dig the Liza Minelli look but we need to miss you for a little bit.

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!