Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!
DrFunkenberry.com has hit 10 millions views! That is nothing short of awesome for an independent music site!
For those that come here every day, if you hate the site or LOVE the site, thank you for coming here! Thank you for Tweeting. Thank you for Facebooking. Thank you for telling your friend about us. It really means a lot.
For those that have donated over the years to keep this independent site going through hard times, THANK YOU!!! It is so appreciated!
I want to send a special thanks to some people who attributed greatly to DrFunkenberry.com's success.
Russ States, J.D., S.B., R.A., David Abeyta, and Raffi R. Thank you.
Heidi Skinner; thank you for creating the logos that made DrFunkenberry recognizable even though the name was hard to work with. You were never given your due and that lies at my feet. For some reason when it came time to take care of you the way you took care of me, things couldn't work out for me to do so. Not going to make excuses. I just wish I could have. I am very grateful for everything you have ever done and for others looking for design help or someone to create a kick-ass logo, I cannot recommend Heidi any higher.
Lenny Kravitz, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Rihanna, Sade, Shwayze, and Lady Gaga. Thank you for the exclusive stories over the year and the LOVE for the site you have shown in different ways. It is appreciated greatly, especially by Lenny Kravitz and Mathieu Bitton.
To Andy Allo, Shelby J., Elisa Fiorillo, Liv Warfield, Cassandra O'Neal, Morris Hayes, John Blackwell, Mike Scott, Renato Neto, Maceo Parker, Mike Phillips, Greg Boyer, Bobby Z. The fDeluxe, The Original 7ven, Andre Cymone, Andrew Gouche, B.K. Jackson, Marcus Anderson, Adrian Crutchfield, Lynn Grisset, Steve Reed, Joey Raifield, Roy Agee, Damaris Lewis, Joshua Welton, Jason Franzen, Jesse Jenkins, Phil Lassiter, Sylvester Onyejika, Keith Anderson, and Nick Marchione. Thank you for being you.
Mad props to Andy, Shelby, Elisa, Liv, Julia Ramadan and Kiran Sharma.
Thank you to 3rd Eye Girl, Donna Grantis, Hannah Ford Welton, and Ida Nielsen.
Thank you for the exclusives of music, photos and news over the years. You could have chosen anyone to get the news out about you but you still chose me. I am extremely appreciative and grateful for everything over the time the site has been in existence. I could never express how truly grateful I am to you. Thank you.
Most importantly, again, THANK YOU!!!!! For the Lovers, THANK YOU! For the so-called haters, THANK YOU!!!
Here is to 100 Million more hits!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Much Love & Keep It Funky!~
Drfunkenberry.com Needs Your Help!
Hello Friends, Family, Readers, and Community
Drfunkenberry.com is an INDEPENDENT entertainment web site focusing mostly on Music but also covering Television, Movies, and Entertainment News, and Gossip.
Having to keep up with and hopefully get ahead of such sites as TMZ and Perez Hilton, I need YOUR help. The game has changed and the site needs to be revamped and the visibility of the site has to be improved.
I've been trying to do it myself but it is obvious I need YOUR help to make the site better and to be able to continue running the site. I LOVE running the site and providing information and posts for you each day. The costs of running it and being able to compete is becoming harder however.
Drfunkenberry.com has provided exclusive content on artists such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Adam Lambert, No Doubt, Nikka Costa, Green Day, and others. I want to still be able to provide you with exclusive music from these artists including interviews, videos, insider tips, and much more.
Also, there is something else; my health.
I am a diabetic.
In the past 6 months, my health has deteriorated. I have been having pains and spasms with my legs and feet that just have not stopped, and I cannot stand for long periods of time at all.
I do not have medical coverage and have not seen a doctor since this has begun because of not having insurance. The pain is quite serious. I have been able to keep the diabetes under control with weight loss in the past but have been putting more money into the site than my health to make it succeed. I understand though, in order to make the site even more successful, I need my own personal health to succeed as well.
Through this fundraising page, I'm asking for your help. Here is your opportunity to help make a difference So if you would be inspired or inclined to help out the site, and I would be extremely grateful.
Please consider giving an amount that is meaningful to you. I'm grateful for anything--even if it’s only $5.
(You can donate using PayPal by clicking the "Donate button below)
Love and Funk from Drfunkenberry....
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
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
For the first time in 2 months, we have a new number 1 top search on Drfunkenberry.com. Katy Perry's reign at number 1 is finally over!
Not only is she no longer number 1, she is not even in the top 7. Wow.
The top searches bringing people to drfunkenberry.com for 1/9/11 are:
1. David Bowie
5. William Levy
6. Drew Barrymore
7. Jennifer Lopez
OK, we are pretty stoked about this. Stuart Scott mentioned DrFunkenberry on ESPN's Sportscenter during highlights of The Jets/Texans preseason football game.
He quotes our "2 piece with a biscuit" line and credits us. Love it!
Check it out above! Thanks to JDecorte for providing the video!-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Can't Be Ignored!
Here are the top searches for DrFunkenberry.com for 7/18/11
1. Willam Levy
2. William Levy & Jennifer Lopez
3. Jennifer Lopez William Levy
4. Audrina Patridge
5. Katy Perry Hot
6. Lady Gaga
7. Jennifer Lopez and William Levy
10. Friends With Benefits
Our girl Drew Barrynore was seen rocking an Iron Maiden shirt at LAX with her boyfriend behind her. She did not seem to like the paps that were taking pictures of her as she hustled by them and bit her fingers, so we are not posting a picture.
We will tell you that Drew is going to direct a music video for L.A. band Best Coast for their song "Our Deal" which is going to be a star-studded video. It will feature Miranda Cosgrove from "iCarly", Chloe Martez from "Kick Ass" and Donald Glover from "Community" one of our favorite TV shows.
No word when the video will come out, but you can be rest assured it will be featured on drfunkenberry.com-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Going The Distance
We had the chance to interview Nikka Costa back in January...in the bathroom of the Roxy.
We think some of you may not have seen it, so we are posting it again to share with you.
Hope you enjoy the funkiness of Nikka!
Diagnosis: That Is One Funky White......