Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Kanye, D’Angelo, Pearl Jam, DMC, To Appear In Documentary By Ron Howard

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Janelle Monae, Kanye West, Gary Clark Jr. D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run D.M.C. and more will be in "Made In America" which will be directed by Ron Howard. The film is produced by Jay Z, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard.

The movie premieres this Friday October 11th on Showtime at 9 P.M.

Gary Clark Jr.  Photo: Latisha Alsys For Drfunkenberry.com

Clark will also be on The Queen Latifah Show this Wednesday October 9th (Yes, she has a show and is killing in the ratings) and Gary will also be returning to the Late Show With David Letterman on November 7th.

"Made In America" captures Jay Z uniting the biggest names in music - including Clark, D'Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run-D.M.C., Kanye West - to perform at a star-studded, multi-genre, two-day "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia. The film chronicles the inspirational event, which emphasizes "the diversity of musical genres that appeal to today's youth, the cultural heterogeneity of the festival's target audience - and, perhaps most important, the myriad possibilities for success that exist for those willing to do the hard work of making dreams come true," as Variety put it in its review.

Nice to see Janelle and Gary getting some shine on this.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Pretty impressive that Ron Howard is behind this. Perhaps more films like this will be made now?


Exclusive! D’Angelo Performs New Song “The Charade” & The Classic “Lady”! Watch Now!

D'Angelo dropped some new music during his House Of Blues 4th Of July show on the Sunset Strip. The new song is entitled "The Charade" and we are not sure what happened to the audio around the 2:12 mark but Jesse Johnson's solo still kills!

Although D'Angelo did NOT play "Untitled" he did play "Lady" which had the women shouting things that could have been shouted after the song. Check out the performance of "Lady" below.

We want to thank Cody aka darklotus69 for providing the exclusive footage above for us.

What do you think of D'Angelo's new song "The Charade" and the classic "Lady" live performances?-DocFB


Exclusive! D’Angelo Photo Special From 4th Of July HOB Sunset Show!


Here is your first look at photos of D'Angelo's House Of Blues Sunset show in July 4th. The photos are amazing. We will have a full review of this show shortly and a few other surprises for you here on Funkenberry.com

For some more exclusive photos of D'Angelo, click on the continue reading button....


Exclusive! D’Angelo Performs “Devil’s Pie” At HOB Sunset Show! Watch Now!

Here is the first footage of D'Angelo's House Of Blues Sunset Show that just happened a few hours ago. Here he is performing "Devil's Pie" with funk legend Jesse Johnson who is in D'Angelo's band.

We posted a few photos on our twitter account by Mazzone and Darklotus69. We also want to thank Darklotus69 for being up front to take photos and videos for the web site.

We will have more videos and photos that were provided to us shortly.

For now, dig this first look at his performance of "Devil's Pie" from the House Of Blues Sunset 4th of July show!-DocFB


D’Angelo Gives The Performance Of The Night On BET Awards! Watch Now!

With no introduction, D'Angelo took the stage at the BET Awards performing (Untitled) "How Does It Feel" and "Sugar Daddy" a new song that he debuted on his European Tour earlier this year.

His performance was the highlight of the night as he took the stage for almost 8 minutes. It was good to see him up there for real. No cursing. Just straight music and obviously enjoying himself.

Hopefully, the Doc will be there for his show at the House Of Blues this Wednesday in Los Angeles on the 4th of July.

Check out the performance above.

Did U all miss D'Angelo?-DocFB


D’Angelo Set To Play 4th Of July Concert On The Sunset Strip In L.A.

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D'Angelo played his first U.S. show in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music Festival earlier this month and will now be playing the House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip on the 4th of July. Tickets though, will not come cheap.

The tickets go on sale Friday at 10 A.M. and after all the ticketmaster charges, it will cost you about $129.00.  The L.A. Times is reporting that tickets are on sale now via The Live Nation mobile App.

According to  Roots drummer Questlove, D'Angelo has 30 new songs recorded and ready for release.

Questlove said D'Angelo had recently "discovered Bowie and Zeppelin, the Beatles, 'Pet Sounds,' Captain Beefheart and Zappa," adding that the new works see D'Angelo experimenting more with guitars. It may or may not be coming out in late summer/early fall, according to Questlove.

Surprisingly, this will be only the 3rd studio album released by D'Angelo.  Questlove performed with D'Angelo at Bonnaroo with former Time and Original 7ven guitarist Jesse Johnson.

Right now, it looks like the fireworks will be at the House Of Blues on July 4th as this show is about to be the hottest ticket in town.-DocFB


D’Angelo Covers Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” Listen Now!!

D'Angelo Promo Photo
D'Angelo Promo Photo

D'Angelo Promo Photo

We are not sure if D'Angelo is back musically, but his cover of "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden is a step in the right direction.

It has the D'Angelo sound and it makes us forget about his drug problems, only because he still has that voice and that vibe.

It is over 5 minutes of a soulful groove in the D'Angelo style we haven't heard from in quite a while.

D'Angelo is set for a small European tour very soon and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

What do you think of "Black Hole Sun" by D'Angelo?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Welcome back.....

Update:  Questlove confirms this is a demo, an old demo at that, and will not be appearing on any upcoming release.  Since the song has been posted, the vocals have been sped up.  This is not the version I heard before posting......