Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart.
The 22 year old from Virginia has always loved songs, and realized at an early age that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, the Elton John/Bernie Taupin team, and Chris Martin. As a teenager, Taylor was signed to the production company of SRP with Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (best known for signing and developing Rihanna). From there, he further developed his craft and was led to iconic songwriter Kara Dioguardi. Kara signed Taylor to her publishing company and brought him to Warner Bros. Records, bringing it full circle at the home of many classic artists, including Taylor's favorite, Paul Simon.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Berrett was signed to a contract after one showcase performance.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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