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20Sep
2014
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“FUNKNROLL” The Official Lyrics! Did PRINCE Really Say…?? Listen Now!

PRINCE ART OFFICIAL AGE

"FUNKNROLL" the latest "club-banger" has been released from PRINCE. The song will be featured on "Art Official Age" and "PLECTREMELECTRUM" the debut album from 3RDEYEGIRL. Both albums will be released on 9/30.

The song has already been featured in NFL pre-game shows. Could that be where the video will world premiere? Hmm.

The Dallas Cowboys usually have the highest rated games on Sunday Night Football and will be playing the New Orleans Saints. Fact: Sunday Night Football is the most watched live event week after week with less DVR activity than any other TV show except for NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl. "New Girl" anyone?

When the song was being performed last year, we were sent the official lyrics from Paisley Park.

To access the official lyrics, click HERE!!!

25Aug
2014
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CLASSIC! PRINCE TO RELEASE 2 NEW ALBUMS & WIN A CHANCE TO SEE HIM LIVE AT PAISLEY PARK!!

PRINCE ART OFFICIAL AGE

PRINCE will be releasing 2 new albums, "ART OFFICIAL AGE" and his album with 3RDEYEGIRL "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" on September 30th. Both albums will be released by Warner Bros. Records. You can also win a chance to see PRINCE perform at PAISLEY PARK in Minneapolis sometime in October.

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL PLECTRUMELECTRUM

You get one entry per-preorder for the Paisley Park Concert in October.

You can pre-order "ART OFFICIAL AGE" HERE

You can pre-order "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" HERE.

The announcement was made today on Good Morning America although the digital campaign started after midnight on the East Coast with iTunes providing a set list for both albums and WB rolling out the pre-order web sites.

The Paisley Park concert contest is for U.S. residents only.

Don't forget to watch the PRINCE show this Wed on "ART OFFICIAL AGE", "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" and more!

For the track list to both albums and press release, click here!

22Jun
2014
5

Breaming! PRINCE Previews & Chats About As Yet Untitled New Album!

PRINCE PROMO PHOTO

Legendary music reviewer and interviewer Jon Bream was invited to Paisley Park late Saturday night in Minneapolis to listen to the new "untitled" PRINCE album. Jon Bream was handing Prince awards and accolades long before a majority of the world had a chance to. You could call Bream a Prince historian, so to speak.

Bream wrote about his experience he had late last night for the Star Tribune, also having to write a review for the Bruno Mars show he saw earlier in the night.

Bream talks about the phone call he got to be at Paisley Park around midnight to listen to the new record and how he is now on Prince time. Warner Bros executives unfortunately are not on Prince time and the music icon has had a hard time reaching them in regards to the new album and more than likely the 30th anniversary remastering of "Purple Rain" due for release sometime this year, right WB?

After 1 A.M., Bream was escorted into studio B at Paisley where the 3RDEYEGIRL members were along with their spouses including the producer of the new Prince record, Joshua Welton who Prince described as a rising producer. His tour manager and a Fox 9 reporter were there as well.

For the full article including new song titles, click here!

6Mar
2014
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NILE RODGERS INTERVIEW!!! SEND US YOUR ?’S!!!!

Nile Rodgers Photo: Kitty Pleasant

Calling all TRUE FUNK SOLDIERS and MUSICIANS!!!

If you were interviewing Nile Rodgers, what would you ask?

Send us your questions!

You can post your questions in the comments section below (recommended) or via DrFunkenberry's Twitter and Facebook Fan Page accounts!-DocFB

Diagnosis: FREAK OUT!

14Nov
2013
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#Tbt #ThrowbackThursday Bonus! The Bar-Kays “Freakshow On The Dance Floor”

The Bar-Kays Freakshow On The Dance Floor Photo: FLICKR.com

It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Freakshow On The Dance Floor" by the Bar-Kays.

"Freakshow On The Dance Floor" made it as high as number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 but number #2 on the R&B charts.

The Bar-Kays had their first performance in late 1967 by being Odis Redding's backing band. It was only in 1973 that band really started funkin' it up and started to be known as a funk band.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The latest reincarnation of the band released "Grown Folks" in 2012....

5Nov
2013
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Solardrive Releases “Lovely” Video

Solardrive Balthazar Getty

Solardrive has released a video for their song "Lovely" featuring the lead singer Balthazar Getty walking around Europe with his daughter Violet.

The album has been released on Getty's own Purpehaus record label and can be purchased on iTunes HERE.

Contributors to the album include, Rain Phoenix, Ozomatli vocalist/multi-intrumentalist Asdri Sierra, and Mother Tongue bassist David Gould. The album borrows from funk, blues, electronica and draws from artists like Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead, all of whom had a large hand in shaping Getty's adolescent's.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Interesting. Reminds me more of Pet Shop Boys mixed with Massive Attack. Not exactly a bad thing...

6Aug
2013
5

Breaking: Funk & Jazz Legend George Duke Passes Away At 67

George Duke Photo: OkayPlayer.com

Sad news. We have received confirmation via a friend of the site that musician George Duke passed away last night on August 5th. Right now, we cannot confirm how he died.

When we have that info, we will pass it on.

Duke was a keyboard pioneer, singer, composer, and producer for pop and jazz records and also left his mark on hip-hop.

He has over 32+ records and worked with Frank Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Jefferey Osborne, George Clinton, Anita Baker, Sheila E., Rachelle Ferrell, and countless others.

He worked with Miles Davis producing and composing "Backyard Ritual" (From "Tutu") and "Cobra" (From "Amandla") back in the 1980's,

Here is Duke playing "Reach For It"...

Here is George Duke and Sheila E. performing and recording "Dukey Stick"...

George just released a band new CD entitled "DreamWeaver" and he talks about his wife who passed away last year. He has now joined her.-DocFB

Diagnosis: George Duke was FUNK. You will be missed but not forgotten......