In honor of it being 30 years since PRINCE & The REVOLUTION rocked the Houston Summit, The Houston Chronicle is featuring 40 photos from the "PURPLE RAIN" tour!
You can access all the photos here, available by subscription.
If you are having trouble seeing the photos, make sure to check out DrFunkenberry's Instagram account for them through the weekend as well.
All photos were taken by Steve Campbell of The Houston Chronicle.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Some pretty cool Sheila E. photos as well.
Internationally-acclaimed Motown recording artist, KEM, is celebrating his third career GRAMMY® nomination.
KEM is nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for the song “Nobody” from his fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE (August 2014). KEM was previously nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Why Would You Stay” from his INTIMACY album in 2010. The 57th GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 8, 2015.
News of the GRAMMY® nomination and announcement of the Forever Charlie Tour come on the heels of KEM’s sold-out 8-city Promise to Love Tour – Pt. 1 in November. Also in November, KEM learned that his 2nd studio album, ALBUM II, had been officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
KEM will join the legendary Charlie Wilson on his Forever Charlie Tour along with R&B favorite, Joe. The 27-city U.S. tour kicks off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, with tickets going on sale December 12, 2014.-DocFB
KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences, which will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Share My Life” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent five weeks at #1 and is now at #8 on UAC charts, the second single, “Nobody,” which currently resides at #4 on the chart, along with the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.”
British band Rixton have released a live video for "Speakerphone" that was filmed at their sold out headlining show at the iconic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.
"Speakerphone" will be available on the band's debut full-length album Let The Road, out March 3, 2015 via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records.
Rixton will hit the road with Ariana Grande for her upcoming North American tour, which kicks off February 25th in Independence, MO, and continues through mid-April. The band will also support Ariana on the newly announced European dates commencing on May 15th in Paris, France.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Band on the rise....one to watch in 2015.
Well it appeared too good to be true and now it is.
Bono is still suffering from injuries he obtained in a bicycle accident last month in New York City and The Edge of U2 confirmed they will no longer be performing at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles this month.
“He managed to come out of it with what you can only describe as injuries from a car crash, literally multiple fractures of bones in his elbow and his back. But he’s doing OK. We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t actually break Central Park. He’s made of tough stuff and he’s bouncing back.”
“He’s so upset about the fact that unfortunately as we’re about to announce, we’re not going to be able to do the Acoustic Christmas. He’s been told by his doctors to stay put. He’s back in Dublin right now and he basically can’t move for the next couple of months.”
“The poor guy, basically his left elbow was shattered, so a lot of the work was reconstructing the joints and putting in wires and plates. He actually showed us some x-rays a couple days later, it looked like a miniature Eiffel Tower.”-The Edge of U2
The Edge then announced U2's upcoming tour.
Gary Clark Jr. has been invited to join FOO FIGHTERS on their September and October leg of their 2015 tour in support of their latest album, Sonic Highways,which features a guest performance by Clark on the track "What Did I Do / God Is My Witness."
Clark also appeared in the Austin episode of the acclaimed Sonic Highways HBO series and more recently performed with the band on the 40th Anniversary of PBS TV's Austin City Limits.
All shows are on sale to the public Dec. 5th, except for Gorge, WA and Mountain View, CA, which are on sale Dec. 4th.
"We are so, so psyched to announce Gary Clark Jr has been added to all the Sept/Oct shows!"-Foo Fighters
"I cannot tell you how excited and honored we are to play these shows next year with Foo Fighters. Gonna have some good times."-Clark Jr.
Diagnosis: Clark will also perform at the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout show on July 4th, 2015, at Washington D.C.'s RFK Stadium alongside Buddy Guy, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, LL Cool J, and others.
The Who is set for a 50 year anniversary tour in 2015.
SET LIST TO INCLUDE ICONIC SONGS:"WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN," "MY GENERATION,""BABA O'RILEY," "WHO ARE YOU,"
"I CAN'T EXPLAIN," "PINBALL WIZARD" AND"BEHIND BLUE EYES"
In a press release touting PRINCE having two records debuting in the Billboard 200, Warner Bros. Records confirms that tour info is forthcoming!!!
Art Official Age debuted at number 5 and PLECTRUMELECTRUM debuted at number 8.
AOA also debuted at number 1 on the R&B charts and PLECTRUM debuted at number 1 on the rock album charts.
As soon as we have tour info, we will let you know.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Greatest. Live. Performer. EVER!!!!!