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8Jan
2014
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Coachella 2014 Line Up Announced! Outkast, Muse & More!

Coachella 2014 Line Up

The Outkast Coachella rumors were true as the band along with Muse, Arcade Fire, The Replacements, Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age and more will play the festival.

The festival will take place over two weekends, April 11 and April 18 in Indio, California.

For more info on tickets and the bands playing, go to Coachella.com-DocFB

Diagnosis: "So Fresh, So Clean?  Don't think you will be after even a day there....

3Dec
2013
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OUTKAST Reunion Rumors Kick Into High Gear Via Instagram Photo

Bigboi & Andre3000 Photo: Instagram

Remember those Coachella Outkast reunion rumors a few weeks ago? Well, it seems there might be some merit to that and other appearances as 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the group.

Over the weekend, Big Boi and Andre 3000 were seen hanging out in Atlanta and Big Boi took to Instagram to post a photo of them hanging together. Boi made sure he was rocking some Outkast gear.

The Instagram hashtag?? #unfuckwittable.

The duo have not acknowledged the rumors...but they haven't denied the rumors as well. Coachella and other music festivals are whispering that Outkast will be performing.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Outkast has not performed together since 2004 and went on hiatus in 2007.

14Apr
2013
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R. Kelly Joins Phoenix On Stage As An Underwhelming “Coachella Surprise”

R. Kelly & Phoenix Photo: Spin.com

So far at Coachella, there has been no hologram 2Pac but the "Coachella Surprise" so far has been R, Kelly joining Phoenix on stage.

The rumor was that Phoenix was going to share the stage with Daft Punk, but it was actually Kelly instead.

R. Kelly performed "Bump & Grind" and "Ignition" and a few others. It was cool but for a "Coachella Surprise" it was.....kinda weak!

Now if it was like a KIIS FM event or something, it would be dope. By Coachella standards.....nope. Thoughts?-DocFB

Diagnosis: I wanna pee on U.....

10Apr
2012
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Pulp Performs “Common People” & “Like A Friend” On Fallon! Watch Now!


Woo hoo! Pulp performed on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" the band's first TV appearance in American in 14 years! They performed "Common People" and "Like A Friend" as web exclusive.

We dig Jarvis Cocker and the boys from Pulp. They are playing 2 sold out shows this week at Radio City Music Hall and the upcoming Coachella Music Festival.


We hope you enjoy the clips above of Pulp bringing it. Hope even more shows get added soon!-DocFB

20Apr
2011
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DrFunkenberry Exclusive! Lauryn Hill Performing “Everything Is Everything”

 

Lauryn Hill played Club Nokia on Monday night after playing a 90 minute set at Coachella.

The show was sold out for weeks so unles you were heavily connected, you were screwed! Just ask Chris Tucker who was in front of me.

Her and her band killed it and her voice was good.  It was not as powerful as it once was, but she still commands an audience...and being 30 minutes late is early for her.

Check out her performance of "Everything Is Everything" and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Lauryn will be writing new material starting this weekend.

18Apr
2010
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Video~Jay-Z & Beyonce “Forever Young” At Coachella

Jay-Z brought up his girl Beyonce to the Coachella stage on Friday night performing "Forever Young," the original sample by Alphaville and Beyonce singing the chorus.

Don't we all want to be forever young?-Dr.FB

19Apr
2009
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17 Again Debuts at #1! Zac Efron Celebrates Everywhere

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens Take In Laker Game.  Photo: Gettyimages.com
Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens Take In Laker Game.  Photo: Gettyimages.com

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens Take In Laker Game. Photo: Gettyimages.com

Zac Efron's "17 Again" debuted at number 1 at the box office this weekend.  The comedy took in $24 Million and showed the former High School Musical star still has quitethe following despite challenges by Robert Pattinson to be the top teen-heartthrob in Hollywood.

Zac celebrated by being everywhere this weekend.  From a stop at the Grove in L.A. to see 17 again on Friday night with fellow moviegoers, then the next day with girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens took in Coachella, and then on Sunday took in the Laker playoff game against the Utah Jazz.

Congrats Zac on the number 1 movie and here is hoping turning down "Footloose" does not burn you in the upcoming year or two.-Dr.FB

19Apr
2009
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Spotted…..Britney, Coachella, & Laker Edition

Lauren Conrad & Jessica Simpson at one of Britney Spears shows.....

Mike Shinoda of Linken Park buying some kicks at Foot Locker at Sherman Oaks Fashion Square Friday.

Dita Von Teese, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, David Hasselhoff, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Doug Reinhardt,Janes Addiction's Perry Farrell, Audrina Patridge, Jake Gyllenhaal,Reese Witherspoon, Scott Speedman, Tara Reid, and Adrian Grenier at Coachella......

Jack Nicholson, Kanye West, Jeremy Piven, Kelsey Grammer, Eddie Murphy, Dustin Hoffman, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens at the Lakers playoff game on Sunday.....
Did you spot a celebrity this weekend or sometime? Send us the news!!!!! Send it HERE!!!!! Thank you.-Dr.FB
5Jan
2009
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No. 3 Coachella Is Prince’s House!

Coachella Promo Poster. Photo: Golden Voice
Coachella Promo Poster. Photo: Golden Voice

Coachella Promo Poster. Photo: Golden Voice

(The Doctor's words on this performance, added for the blind.) These are the many reasons Prince’s Coachella performance still should and needs to be released on DVD. The greatest performance in Coachella history.  Prince has rocked every stage from a bowling alley to the Super Bowl stage.  His performance at Coachella, no one could hold a candle to or even a lighter at the end of a “Purple Rain” solo.  Prince proved on that night, under those stars, his star still shines bright, and perhaps somewhere, that maybe there is a planet Prince, because his performance was not of this world. 

We share with you one of our all-time favorite reviews below (I did not write it) and it is with my deepest regret that I did not attend Coachella (ducks Prince’s cane) and may never live it down.

Enjoy the review regardless:

The superstar’s tremendous performance now stands as the greatest in Coachella history.

If you weren’t there – if you stayed home because the lineup just didn’t seem so great, because the triple-digit temps would just be too much, because you curiously lack an appreciation for what a masterful showman Prince continues to be 30 years on – well, this all may seem like hyperbole.

But trust me when I say that at 5 a.m., after a gruelingly paced yet overall magnificent Day 2 of the ninth Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, hyperbole doesn’t come easy. Correctly spelling hyperbole barely comes easy.

Know, then, that this veteran of the annual bash (caught every day of it) is not just blowing smoke when he makes this seemingly outrageous claim:

Prince’s brilliantly conceived, surprise-filled, utterly astounding set before an estimated 50,000 people Saturday night at the Empire Polo Field in Indio stands as the single greatest performance in Coachella history.

Better than Rage Against the Machine last year.

Better than Radiohead/Pixies in 2004.

Better, in fact, than anything else you care to name. It was not merely awesome. Try colossal.

Desert Jeff would add that the little giant’s slippery but mighty rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” – much more loosely rearranged compared to his tear through Foo Fighters’ “Best of You” at the Super Bowl last year – is the greatest five minutes  in Coachella history.

Riveting though that moment was, I’ve got at least three others that top it: 1) a positively sick rip through “Controversy,” highly unexpected but absolutely fitting for our times … 2) a hearty, take-’em-to-church reading of “Come Together,” John Lennon’s all-embracing cry, here intended to inspire people to usher in “a new golden age” free from debate … 3) and the final dozen minutes, when Prince pushed on past 1 a.m., first with “Purple Rain,” glorious as ever, then with an ecstatic “Let’s Go Crazy.”

He also dusted off “1999,” complete with point-reinforcing “Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?” finish. He reminded that he still knows how to get randy via “Cream” (”you’re filthy-cute and baby you know it”) and “U Got the Look.” He concocted a career-overview set perfectly enhanced by a shimmying warm-up workout featuring Morris Day and Jerome Benton from the Time on “The Bird” and “Jungle Love” and Sheila E. on “The Glamorous Life” and later included obscurities (a thickly churning “Anotherloverholenyohead”) and early signposts like “I Feel for You,” his tune but a bigger hit for Chaka Khan (who I half-expected to see come out).

Then there’s his phenomenal guitar playing, which (again, no hyperbole) is second only to Hendrix in its feral skill, constant inventiveness and make-it-look-easy swagger. He remains the most crucial parts of his forebears – Little Richard, James Brown, George Clinton, above all Jimi and Sly Stone – rolled together into one tremendous talent.

All that – nearly two hours worth of unparalleled genius, actually, much of it fighting uphill against traditional Coachellan lethargy – and still he looked as though he had at least another hour or more of killer playing left in him.

Talk about “Sly gonna take you higher,” as Prince mentioned in the legends-saluting “Musicology” – as far as Coachella is concerned, this galvanizing set may be as close to the euphoric utopia still lingering in the hippie air since Sly and the Family Stone’s time at Woodstock that the fest may ever achieve.

I’m telling ya, I heard some fantastic stuff out here all throughout Saturday. Portishead, for starters – stunningly cinematic, the revived English trio was downright hypnotic – another return, like the Verve’s robust performance Friday night, that proved far more compelling in person than on paper.

Kraftwerk’s old-school computer-world display may have arrived from Germany unchanged – but it seemed to wow first-timers all over again. The fiery rebellion-now rhymes and polyrhythmic electro beats of Sri Lankan-born Brit M.I.A. in the enormo Sahara tent were so rabidly anticipated it drew a fire-hazard crowd like hasn’t been seen since Madonna’s brief and ballyhooed appearance two Coachellas ago.

And I haven’t even mentioned what a marvelous multi-culti parade sprawled out well before the scorching sun set, what with Cafe Tacvba, DeVotchka and the wild bashers of Man Man turning in standout sets. “One nación, muchachos,” Tacvba lead singer Ruben Albarran proclaimed, celebrating the diversity spread out before him just as the band’s music would for the hour that followed. (Lots more about these performances and others still to come on Soundcheck. Keep checking back throughout Sunday and Monday and on into the rest of the week, no doubt, for updates and my annual Kill List.)

It all added up to one of the stronger single days Coachella has ever served up, and it throws down a huge challenge before Roger Waters to turn in an equally jaw-dropping Pink Floyd experience on Sunday. I suspect that will be immense and incredible in a completely different way, but I doubt it can top it.

“From now on,” the peerless superstar announced, about to exit, “this is Prince’s house.” And nothing – nothing at all – is apt to come anywhere near the level of greatness he can conjure with just the right pose or overcome facial expression or expert sneak-attack solo. (The camera work capturing all of this, by the way, was so spot-on, the entire performance begs to be released on DVD much sooner than decades later in our lifetimes.)

In short, it was stupendous, truly the moment when Coachella became, as he insisted, “the coolest place on Earth.” I hate this cliche but sometimes cliches are so true: They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.

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 Prince showed those in attendence last night that no one does a show like Prince.  No. One.

-Dr.FB