The WOW (Balthazar Getty & KO The Legend) Announce Dates with Waka Flocka Flame, and Talib Kweli and will be performing during Super Bowl Weekend festivities.
The upcoming show dates & venues are below:
Jan. 15, 2015 - Waka Flocka & The WOW: San Francisco - @ 1015Folsom
Jan. 18, 2015 - Waka Flocka & The WOW: Sacramento, CA. @ Ace of Spades
Jan. 31, 2015 - Talib Kweli, Paul Wall & More: Superbowl weekend: Arizona, CA. @ Bar Smith
Diagnosis: Vibe Magazine called their album the most slept on of 2014.....
It is time for the second round of the NFL Playoffs where Aaron Rodgers calf injury is being reported more than Tony Romo still playing with a broken back. Which teams will move on this weekend and will we do better than our 1-3 predictions last week? Let's see:
Baltimore Ravens Versus New England Patriots.
Pick: Patriots (Switched this last minute.)
Carolina Panthers Versus Seattle Seahawks.
Pick: Seattle Seahawks.
Dallas Cowboys Versus Green Bay Packers.
Pick: Dallas Cowboys.
Indianapolis Colts versus Denver Broncos.
Pick: Denver Broncos.
Diagnosis: Hopefully if the Cowboys pull it off, it won't be refs making horrible calls and they win cleanly.
We are a month away from the Super Bowl, or where a football game will be played before and after a Katy Perry concert. The NFL playoffs kick off tomorrow with Wild Card Weekend.
We give you our predictions for the games this weekend:
Arizona Cardinals versus Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers have won 4 straight games even though their record is 7-8-1 and are hosting a teams that is 11-5 and is on it's 4th quarterback and might be doing American Idol quarterback auditions next season if Carson Palmer does not get healthy. The Cardinals have lost 4 straight. The Panthers last 4 wins though were against teams that my grandmother could have been playing and would have had better results. With that being said;
Cardinals over Panthers.
Baltimore Ravens versus Pittsburgh Steelers.
We really want to pick the Ravens especially with Steelers running back Bell being hurt. We just don't know if Joe Flacco or James Flacco or James Franco will show up as quarterback tomorrow.
Steelers over Ravens in a close game.
Cincinnati Bengals versus Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts are playing host to the Bengals on Sunday where they whooped Cinci 27-0 earlier in the season. Indy only shows up when it wants to, kind of like Andrew Luck shaving his hillbilly beard. The way the Cowboys smacked down the Colts a few weeks ago when they could have got the number 2 seed is quite pathetic.
Upset Of The Week: Cincinnati over Indianapolis.
Detroit Lions versus Dallas Cowboys.
Even Eminem could not save the Lions from the beat-down they are going to receive Sunday. With everything on the line last week for a division win against the Packers, Matthew Stafford played like Matthew Perry while he needed the confidence of Matthew McConaughey while reading Matthew 5:55.
Lock Of The Week: It would take Jessica Simpson showing up to the game for Dem Boys to lose this game. Dallas Over Detroit.
Diagnosis: Let's see how rusty I am at picking games.
So 3 other supermodels and Barbi on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue wasn't enough! They made sure to have Kate Upton, who has been on the cover the previous 2 years, be on the back cover of the magazine. Nice save SI!
Not only is Kate featured there, they did her shoot in zero gravity. So Kate Upton. Zeo gravity. Boingy. Boingy! As you can see in the video above.
Keep it professional...Funkenberry. I....um...yea..gonna leave it there.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Yea...me trying to write professionally about Upton is like people not dancing to the latest Pharrell jam.-DocFB
ICYMI: Trombone Shorty, Janelle Monae, & Gary Clark Jr. Funk Up The NBA All-Star Game Half-Time Show!
Trombone Shorty made sure to bring that New Orleans FUNK to the NBA All-Star Game Half-Time Show with Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Doctor John, and Earth, Wind, & Fire. It was a great performance!
It was an all-star line-up fitting for the NBA All-Star Game!
We LOVE the exposure Gary Clark Jr. is getting and it is always great to see Janelle Monae on our TV screen! The "Electric Lady" took advantage of the time given for sure jamming with EWF!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Thanks to Verdine White for wearing a jacket to cover up the tightest pants in the business! #nomalecameltoe
So those catching the Red Hot Chili Peppers did not seem to be playing live during the Super Bowl Half-Time show were right. Sort of.
The mics were on but all the instruments were played to a backing tape.
Flea of the Chili Peppers released a statement. Here are some highlights:
When we were asked by the NFL and Bruno to play our song Give It Away at the Super Bowl, it was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums, and guitar would be pre-recorded. I understand the NFL's stance on this, given they only have a few minutes to set up the stage, there a zillion things that could go wrong and ruin the sound for the folks watching in the stadium and the t.v. viewers. There was not any room for argument on this, the NFL does not want to risk their show being botched by bad sound, period.
I spoke with many musician friends for whom I have the utmost respect, and they all said they would do it if asked, that it was a wild trippy thing to do, what the hell. Plus, we the RHCP all love football too and that played a big part in our decision. We decided that, with Anthony singing live, that we could still bring the spirit and freedom of what we do into the performance, and of course we played every note in the recording specially for the gig.
We recorded a track for the day, just banged one out from our hearts that was very like in spirit to the versions we have been playing live the last few years with our beloved Josh on guitar.
For the actual performance, Josh, Chad, and I were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not. Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance. It was like making a music video in front of a gazillion people, except with live vocals, and only one chance to rock it. Our only thought was to bring the spirit of who we are to the people.
Diagnosis: They could have just ignored the rumors but wanted to address it quickly. Must have been frustrating for them to admit that.