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14May
2015
6

ICYMI: PRINCE Releases Paisley Park Soundboard Recording With 3RDEYEGIRL! Listen Now!

Prince Promo Photo

Earlier this week, PRINCE performed a Rally 4 Peace concert for Baltimore with the 1st hour streamed live on Tidal, Jay Z's music service. A couple days later with little fanfare, the music icon put up a soundboard recording which was a "Dance Rally 4 Peace" at his Paisley Park studios.

It is 2 very different shows he performs with his talented band 3RDEYEGIRL with the set list not being repeated and the Paisley Park show, which you should be listening to while reading this, taking a more serious note than the party atmosphere that Baltimore got and needed in it's recovery.

This follows a busy week on social media for Prince returning with a twitter account and a new song for Baltimore simply titled "Baltimore" which is a tribute to Freddy Gray and the city.

In years past, this recording would have been taken down already by the greatest live performer of all time, but it still remains up in all it's glory. Enjoy it while you can. There isn't much time.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Love is what it is all about....

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14May
2015
0

Men Are From Mars In The New Playful “Pretty Girls” Video By Britney & Iggy

Britney Spears Intimate CollectionBritney Spears and Iggy Azelea have taken the plot from "Earth Girls Are Easy" for their new video "Pretty Girls" a simplistic pop tune for the now Vegas show act.

Do you really go to Britney for your deep tracks or for pop syrup? If you chose the latter, you are enjoying "Pretty Girls" for what it is and what you should be. I am more impressed with Britney's fitness anyway.-DocFB

Diagnosis: "The older I get, the more I understand Britney's breakdown from 2007."-Chris Rock

 

9May
2015
9

Listen Now To New PRINCE “Baltimore”; #RALLY4PEACE Concert To Be Streamed On Tidal; Back On Social Media?

Baltimore Artwork Provided By Paisley Park

This week has been a space odyssey for PRINCE fans with the announcement of the #RALLY4PEACE concert in Baltimore, Tidal now streaming the first 60 minutes of the Sunday concert, the release of the new song "Baltimore" for all insomniacs and perhaps Prince's return to social media via Twitter.

On the soundcloud link, how "Baltimore" came to be is described eloquently.

As for Tidal streaming the concert on their site they will also be matching donations for the "Rally4PEACE" concert all weekend long and during the first 60 minutes of the PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL concert.

In a press release, Jay Z had this to say about the event;

"I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding," \ "Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray's family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence."

Also, it appears PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are back on social media via the verified Twitter account PRINCE3EG.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Kinda haunting that the L.A. Riots were 25 years ago from what was going on in Baltimore last week and how "Baltimore" ends. We are all in this together. When will we all see this?

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5May
2015
5

PRINCE To Perform Special “Rally 4 Peace” Concert In Baltimore!

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PRINCE has announced a special "Rally For Peace" concert in Baltimore this Sunday May 10th on Mother's day. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday May 6th at 5 p.m. local Baltimore time.

In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US. As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence. Prince will be joined in Baltimore by his critically acclaimed funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL. Several industry superstars have called in support for the event and are expected to attend.

Everyone in attendance is being asked to wear something GRAY to the concert.

The concert will be at the Royal Farms Arena which holds 14,000.

Prince recently recorded a new song entitled "Baltimore" over what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and is a tribute to everyone from Baltimore.

Although the song hasn’t yet debuted, the lyrics were recently made public and as a message of reconciliation, Prince states “Peace is more than the absence of war.” That sentiment was similarly reflected this past weekend when Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL hosted a spontaneous DANCE RALLY 4 PEACE EVENT at the icon’s Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, MN. Prince took the stage after midnight, echoing tributary sentiments to the crowd saying “RIP to those lost” and “Thanks for wearing gray.” Fittingly, the live set ended with Prince inviting the audience into a communal chant of “Baltimore… Peace 4 ever more.”

Contrary to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s recently announced HITNRUN USA tour, where shows have been announced just a few days – and sometimes hours – before they happen, those in the community of Baltimore are invited to plan ahead for this special family-friendly weekend event.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm local time. A portion of the proceeds will be directed to the benefit of local Baltimore based youth charities.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Late last year, Prince released two chart-topping albums, ART OFFICIAL AGE, a solo album that debuted at #1 on the R&B chart, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, the debut album from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL, which debuted at #1 on the Rock chart. Release plans for Prince’s new song, “Baltimore,” have not yet been announced.

4May
2015
0

Britney Spears & Iggy Azelea Release “Pretty Girls”; To Perform On The Billboard Music Awards

Britney Spears Intimate Collection

Britney Spears and Iggy Azelea officially released their new song "Pretty Girls" over the weekend through Uber. Yes, Uber. Selected Uber's would play the song at exactly at 3 p.m. pacific time yesterday.

Even though Brit Brit hurt her ankle last week, she is still scheduled to "perform" "Pretty Girls" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17th.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Men are from Mars? That is why we act bizarre? Ahh....um....yea....

4May
2015
6

Will PRINCE Release New Song “BALTIMORE” On Tidal? Paisley Park Dance Rally For Peace Report!

Baltimore Artwork Provided By Paisley Park

In an interview with Minneapolis reporter Iris Perez late last week where PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed an open rehearsal for her, it was discussed that his new song "BALTIMORE" might be released through Jay-Z's Tidal service.

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4May
2015
1

ICYMI: Adam Lambert Performs “Ghost Town” On Ellen; New Album Due In June!!

Adam Lambert The Original High Album Cover

Adam Lambert performed "Ghost Town" on The Ellen show, marking the song's television performance debut. His new album "The Original High" is set to be released on June 16th.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, California with Max Martin and Shellback as executive producers (Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Pink, etc.), THE ORIGINAL HIGH displays a fresh sound for Lambert, and includes collaborations with Tove Lo and Brian May from Queen.

Adam is set to make a number of national television appearances in support of The ORIGINAL HIGH which started with his Ellen performance above.-DocFB

Diagnosis: For The Original High track list, click here!