Dave Grohl Talks About PRINCE Being The Greatest Musician Of All Time

Dave Grohl  Of The Foo Fighters File Photo

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.

Don't miss this week's PRINCE Spreecast!


Revolution: Gary Clark Jr. To Perform At Grammy Beatles Special!

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

Gary Clark Jr. is set to perform on "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles"- a two-hour special that celebrates the group's legacy and the 50th "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" anniversary of their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Clark will perform the George Harrison-penned classic with The Eagles' Joe Walsh and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl.

Footage above is of Gary Clark Jr. and Alicia Keys performing the Beatles classic.

So the part that Eric Clapton usually plays and that Prince killed at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame will now be Gary's to play at the event. Kind of a big deal.

The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 8 - 10 p.m. ET/PT - exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event.

Gary is heading out on tour with Kings Of Leon this week. For tour dates, click here....


Joan Jett Talks About Working With Dave Grohl & Why Social Media Sucks!

Joan Jett Photo: DNAInfo.com

Joan Jett has been writing with Dave Grohl on her new album "Unvarnished" and also has explained why some of the mystery of being a rock star is now gone with social media.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, she talked about her new album, her 10th with the Blackhearts, and she gave an interesting look at social media in her eyes.

Rolling Stone: Do you think that a part of social media addiction is that people are learning more about the artist so they can better understand the art?
JJ: No, not necessarily. I just think that there is so much info out there, that people are now used to grabbing as much info as they can on the person that they are looking up to. Whoever is their person, they want to know everything. There used to be something called mystique that was a big part of show business. You always wanted to keep something from people that they wanted to know. When they find everything out about you they go, "OK. I'm moving on to this next person." People devour information.

On working with Dave Grohl:

We did a tour with Foo Fighters down in South America last spring. I wanted to write with Dave for a while. I think he's a great songwriter, but I don't think he does a lot of writing with people outside of the Foos. But he invited me into his studio, and I had an idea for a song, which is "Any Weather," and did it for him. Just the two of us cut it in the studio. He played the drums. I played the rhythm guitar, and I just kind of hummed the melody and sang the chorus. Then he went and put on some bass and lead guitar and rhythm guitar. Then we got whatever crew members were around and had them do some background vocals. It was a really fun thing. I finished the lyrics a little later.

Joan Jett is still a bad ass and a pioneer for women rockers everywhere! She feels the game hasn't changed since though, which is disheartening.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Interesting how "I Hate Myself" sounds like the "Sunday Night Football" song isn't it. If we can't educate you, what good are we?


Dave Grohl Talks “Sound City”; Performs With Stevie Nicks On Letterman

Dave Grohl  Of The Foo Fighters File Photo

Dave Grohl took to David Letterman to promote "Sound City", his new movie about a recording studio in the San Fernando Valley. Later, he performed with Stevie Nicks & The Sound City Players.

It is always refreshing when someone talks about real music, especially Dave Grohl. They also talk about Mr. Nine Inch Nails-Trent Reznor.

Here is "You Can't Fix This" performed by the Sound City Players featuring Stevie Nicks.-DocFB

Diagnosis: A Whole Lotta Love for Dave Grohl....


Video:Dave Grohl Shows How He Warms Up To Guest Host “Chelsea Lately”

Someone needs to get Dave Grohl his own talk show big time. He guest hosted "Chelsea Lately" last night for Chelsea Handler and had one of the funniest openings on Chelsea in quite some time.

From the Kardashian Armenian deli comment to Kevin Jonas to Justin Bieber to Jessica Simpson, it was comedy gold. All while rocking out on guitar, playing drums, smashing a guitar and playing with Chuy.

Check out the clip above if you like to laugh and rock.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Bad Ass Mother....what? Just talking bout Grohl!


Prince, The Foo Fighters, Roger Waters & Sade Nominated For Australian Helpmann Award

PRINCE along with the Foo Fighters and Sade are nominated for the Helpmann Award Nominations. Australia’s Helpmann Awards recognise excellence in live entertainment.

Also nominated is Roger Waters.

Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Australia’s Helpmann Awards recognise excellence in live entertainment.

Frontier Touring toured Foo Fighters, Live Nation brought out Roger Waters, Gary Van Egmond and Chugg Entertainment toured Prince and Michael Coppel toured Sade.

They have all been nominated for the Best International Contemporary Concert.

Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry

Here is the category:

Best International Contemporary Concert
Foo Fighters w/ special guests Tenacious D Stadium Tour 2011
Foo Fighters and The Frontier Touring Company

Prince Welcome 2 Australia
Prince, Van Egmond Group & Chugg Entertainment

Roger Waters’ The Wall Live
Roger Waters and Live Nation Australasia

Sade and Michael Coppel Present

The award is voted within the industry and not by fans.

Roger Waters, Foo Fighters with Tenacious D, Sade, AND Prince? Seems like the winner her was Australia!!!

Who do U think will win?-DocFB


Drfunkenberry.com: 8 Million Page Views & 25,000 Comments Later: Announcing A Change In Direction


Hello everyone. Sometime last week, Drfunkenberry.com hit over 8 million page views and has now over 25,000 comments posted. All of this could not be done without you.

I really want to thank everyone and anyone who has been to this site.  It means a lot to me.  The site's success is because of you.

I left my job last April to do the site full-time in order to be able to attend events for exclusive videos and photos, conduct interviews, along with day-to-day operations.  It hasn't panned out exactly the way I have hoped, but by remaining independent, I have been able to cover artists that may not be covered by the mainstream media and also find new talent without being forced to feed you garbage.

We have covered many aspects of the celebrity world, trying to keep it classy and not trashy.  The main thing is that the ways of events being covered in the blogosphere (God, I hate that word.) has changed.  It didn't used to matter if you were some rinky dink site or a mighty big one.  If you broke the story or covered it first, you showed up first in the search engines.  No more.  Even if you break a story hours before say TMZ, if they report on it after you, they show up first.  It's not me bitching; it is the truth.

The main thing is my passion is music and music news.  From now on, we will be covering music news and artists in general.  We will still cover big events like say "The Dark Knight Rises" or "The Avengers" movie and if a music celebrity gets engaged or what not.  But no more Snooki crap.  The main focus will be on music.

With that change, we can give you more of what you love and more of what you want.  I think it's a win-win situation, don't you?

I also want to spend a special thank you out to artists who have supported the site over the years, most specifically to Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Adam Lambert, Sade, Bruno Mars, Dave Grohl, John Mayer and Nikka Costa.  Your support and love means the world to me.  You have no idea.

To the 25,000 comments and commenters, thank you.  A special shout out to justmemuchlove and Violet(wherever you are) for the support from the start.

The people who retweet the stories and post links to your Facebook and social media sites, we thank you as well.  Every tweet and post helps.  Believe me.

We will be announcing some changes next week and you will see some new things on the site that I hope you enjoy.

If you wish to donate to keep the site free and independent, please do.

You can donate on the right side of the site where it says buy the Doc a Root Beer.  Any amount is appreciated and needed.

Thanks again for your support.  Here is to another 8 million funky page views and then some.-DocFB