Bay Area Radio Stations Ban Lorde’s “Royals” During World Series

Lorde Photo: Inez & Vinoodh for V

Lorde's mega-hit smash "Royals" is going to be banned from 2 San Francisco radio stations while the San Francisco Giants take on the Kansas City Royals starting Tuesday October 21st.

KFOG and KOIT in the bay area will not play the "Royals" song as long as the World Series is going on.

Kansas City radio stations have responded stating they will be playing Lorde's "Royals" every hour on the hour during the World Series.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Lorde wrote the song about the Kansas City Royals when she saw a picture of of George Brett from 1976 signing autographs.


BBC Radio Talks About PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL’s “Secret” London Gig!

PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL Photo By @StephenBudd

PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL played a "secret gig" at the Electric Ballroom early Wednesday morning. Not really a secret if you follow DrFunkenberry on Twitter however.

There will be another show tonight as we reported earlier.

2 press conferences so far but no tour dates have been announced yet. Today appears to be the day. This time. For sure. Well....

Also, one of the people who got the heads up from us about the gig on the Facebook Fan Page had this to share:

The crowd were young and extremely excited and in awe.

It was surreal walking in from the rain and seeing the most amazing sight. Prince bathed in blue light and smoke performing "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man".

He looked awesome! Black funky outfit with gold chains.
Same with the girls.
I've been to over 20 prince shows, this was the best.

He was so relaxed and really engaged the crowd who were delirious.
During "I Like It There" Prince grabbed Ida's bass and rocked a solo.

The sound was perfect in the venue. Donna played behind her head and Hannah and Ida kept the groove in the pocket.

The last track was "Cause & Effect". Huge crowd participation with Prince leading the crowd and playing beautiful melodies then shredding wild blues!!!

He came on with girls to say goodbye with the most pimp cane this side of huggy bear!

Whenever you see Prince's world this close up you just forget your worries and bathe in his glow.

When I first walked to hear that solo I just burst into tears . An emotional night ....-Mako Bones

Thanks Mako for sharing that. Mad Love to Kiran Sharma for getting the fans in and helping Channel 4 gain access to the Electric Ballroom. They were trying to cover the event all day and reached out to me early in the morning in Los Angeles..Mad Love to Lianne La Havas as well for letting us know that the press conference was still on at her flat when a source went silent. Much appreciated and we owe you one.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The most pimp cane this side of huggy bear. That's what's up!


New Rap Feud! Kanye West Versus….Jimmy Kimmel????

Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel Photo: AceShowbiz.com

"I am the most powerful voice in media. I am Pac."-Kanye West to Jimmy Kimmel after Kimmel poked fun at Kanye.

Kanye West went on a Twitter tirade yesterday after Kimmel made fun of a n interview that Kanye did with BBC Radio earlier this week. Kanye also called Kimmel and threatened him to apologize...or else!

Kimmel read all of Kanye's tweets up until the point of when the show aired. Kimmel and the audience cracked at them. Kanye, unfortunately, this is what comes with fame. If you chose to ignore it, it would not have been as big as it was.

We now get the mental picture of Kanye tweeting on his phone and typing real fast like a crazy person. We get tweets and stuff posted on message boards about us. We have so called friends be nice to our face and then post stuff online about us "anonymously" and we are sure it is NOT on the level of Kanye, but you have to ignore it.

Focus on the music. Nothing else.

To see the clip of what set Kanye off, click here!


The NPG’s Shelby J’s Radio Takeover 3!

Shelby J

Shelby J. took over North Carolina radio again for "The Shelby J. Takeover Round 3" from the campus of N.C. A &T State University.

Shelby mixed some Steely Dan along with Toby Mac, D'Angelo, The Eagles, Cameo, and the new joint by Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu.

Shelby also interviewed Sidra Smith, producer of the new documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners".

Shelby J.

Shelby is a natural on radio and TV and we will not be surprised if she gets contacted to do more takeovers and perhaps her own show!

Check out the 2 hour show above and show Shelby J. some LOVE.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Q.U.E.E.N. Honey Bee....


Video: Ed Sheeran Covers Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Photo: Fuse.TV

Ed Sheeran was a guest on the Australian morning show "Hamish & Andy" where he covered "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift.

Maybe Taylor Swift should write songs for other artists, especially males.

This version has over 300,000 YouTube views compared to Taylor Swift's original which has over 72 million views.

Ed is in trouble if he thought his would get more views than hers. We are sure he didn't though.-DocFB

Diagnosis: More Indie artists LOVE


Howard Stern Reviews PRINCE’s New Single “Screwdriver”; “It’s A Home Run”

Howard Stern Promo PhotoHoward Stern has a Love/dislike relationship with PRINCE. He Loves Prince, calling him the greatest performer alive. His dislike for PRINCE comes from the artists declining to be on his show and a problem with the lights at the Gansevoort a few years back. When "Screwdriver", PRINCE's latest single was played on Howard Stern's show, the host was in Love with PRINCE again.

Howard calls the song rock and says the song is not commercial, stating "its a really good song, I Love it."

"It has a a ZZ Top, Rolling Stones feel to it. I Love it! A Home Run For PRINCE."

Check out the audio of Howard talking about it.

We are digging it. What do U think? Do U agree with Howard?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Old-Fashioned Real Drums....That's Hannah Ford, Howard..

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Bruno Mars Gets Into The Holiday Spirit; Covers Hendrix & Disney’s “Little Mermaid”

Bruno Mars performed on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to promote his latest album "Unorthadox Jukebox" due December 11th.

He kicked off his set with "Silent Night" followed by his latest song "Locked Out Of Heaven" & "Show Me", "Grenade", a cover of Hendrix's "Fire", and a cover of Disney's "A Little Mermaid".

For those that are interested in the cover of Hendrix, forward to the 13 minute mark.

It is a pretty cool set. Wish there was video footage to share but we hope you enjoy the full 22 minute set.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Locked Out Of Heaven Still Sounds Like The Police, Buddy.