George Clinton Protects Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

George Clinton Photo: Hypetrack.com

In case you haven't heard, Robin Thicke put a lawsuit in place for "Blurred Lines" to protect the song from Marvin Gaye's family and the owner of Funkadelic's tunes, Bridgeport Music.

The song "Sexy Ways" by Funkadelic, according to Bridgeport Music, is too similar to "Blurred Lines" by Thicke. George Clinton, lead singer and member of Funkadelic, disagrees.

Gaye's family feels that "Blurred Lines" is too close to "Got To Give It Up" so Thicke filed the lawsuit before it went any further and protecting royalties of the song.

(A song that may) "feel" or "sound" the same, and that the "Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work."

The Gaye family feels differently than George about the situation. Clinton speaking out though helps Robin big time.-DocFB

Diagnosis: "Blurred Lines" in may ways....


Maximum Hedrum “KEEP IN TOUCH (N.A.S.A. ART OF BOOGIE REMIX)” Feat. George Clinton! Listen Now!

N.A.S.A. Art Of Boogie Remix

Maximum Hedrum, the new project from producer, composer, director, and DJ Sam Spiegel today unveiled a remix of the group's first single "Keep In Touch". Remixed by N.A.S.A., the "Keep In Touch (N.A.S.A. Art of Boogie Remix)" and is available now!

Maximum Hedrum's unique electronic-funk hybrid features Sam Spiegel, the vocals of Derrick Green from the seminal heavy metal band Sepultura, and renowned German musician and producer Harold Faltermeyer, and examines the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet. The group's self-titled debut is due out on March 5th 2013 via Spectrophonic Sound.

Sam Spiegel and his N.A.S.A. project have also partnered with Karmaloop for a footwear collaboration with skate brand Lakai to create The Glow in the Dark N.A.S.A. Telford Shoe. Limited to just 50 pairs worldwide and available exclusive at Karmaloop.Com, The Glow in the Dark Telford is a take on one of Lakai's most popular silhouettes and features lightweight, performance-engineered XLK sole construction, a sticky gum rubber outsole to enhance deck group, shock-absorbing polyurethane midsole for impact reduction, and of course, a new glow-in-the-dark suede upper that's sure to keep cabbies, bus drivers, pedestrians and just about everyone else out of the way during those nightly sessions. The limited edition shoes will be available tomorrow.

Maximum Hedrum will kick off 2013 with a live residency at Los Globos in Los Angeles, performing on January 14th, 21st, and 28th. The band will also appear at Austin's South By Southwest in March. Stay tuned for additional live date to be announced as well as an array of music videos, special mixtapes, additional remixes, and more.


You can purchase the song HERE and if the limited edition kicks HERE.-DocFB

Diagnosis: George is much better here than he was with Kid Rock on the Detroit Thanksgiving game....


George Clinton Lands The Mothership On “The Daily Show”

George Clinton brought the mothership to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.  It all started with talking about another Clinton, Bill.

They talked about how Hillary and Bill would fly to people's rescue.   Jon then asked how John Olliver was going to get out of Beijng and Oliver said he is leaving the best Clinton way, on the mother ship.

Lo and behold, Dr. Funkenstein himself, George Clinton appeared.  No more colorful hair but a very sharp suit.

If you thought politics were scary, do not pay attention to Oliver and Stewart trying to get down to "We Want The Funk" and we will try to give Oliver props for at least clapping on the 2 n 4.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  MotherFunking George Clinton Baby!!!


Charlie Sheen To Host Gathering Of The Juggalos

Charlie Sheen (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Charlie Sheen (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Charlie Sheen (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tila Tequila is safe. Charlie Sheen will be the host of the Juggalos for the Insane Clown Posse's yearly event.  This time, the event will be held in Cave-In-Rock, Il.  Other guests hosts will be Saved By The Bell's Screech Dustin Diamond, Flavor Flav, and a mysery guest.

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Breaking News! George Clinton Has Been Hospitalized

George Clinton File Photo

George Clinton File Photo

Funk legend George Clinton has been hospitalized.  This is coming from Bootsy Collins who had this to say on his Facebook Page;

Okay funkateers, our Captain of the Mothership has been hospitalized. Ineed yall to send up smoke signals, love vibes, prayer's whatever you got, because our great Dr.Funkisien needs us all right now, so stop what your doing and lay your hands on the radio and let the vibes flow through. The funk not only moves it Re-Moves, Dig! Thanks! Bootsy!!!

We have no word on what is ailing George but as soon as we know, we will pass it on to you.  Right now, we are going to do what Bootsy said and pray for George and send positive vibes.  We hope you do as well.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Pray

UPDATE:  From George Clinton's Facebook page:

George Clinton is in the Hospital, He went in for a Routine Check Up and they kept him to treat an infection. He will be just Fine. Thank You for all your prayers and concern. We will post more information as it becomes available. Please do not worry.


Video Premiere~ Big Boi & George Clinton & Too $hort “Fo Yo Sorrows”

Big Boi from Outkast released a new video with Funk Legend George Clinton and Too $hort. The song is entitled "Fo Yo Sorrows" and.... it doesn't move me.

What do you think of the video. George....sigh.-Dr.FB


Funk It: Exclusive Interview With Malina Moye

DrFunkenberry was lucky enough to get some time with funk/R&B artist Malina Moye. If you like ol' skool funk, we recommend checking out Malina's new album "Diamonds and Guitars" - it's full of great guitar riffs, funky grooves and strong ballads. Listen to a couple of tracks below.

Malina grew up in a family of musicians. Mom and Dad played for the band The Techniques and she considers George Clinton, Whitney Houston and other funk legends her cousins. You can see and hear their influences in her music, from her "upside-down" guitar playing ala Jimi Hendrix, to the waa-waa riffs of Prince and funky grooves of Parliament Funkadelic.

In the interview, Malina talked to us about growing up funky, meeting legends like Prince and Michael Jackson, belting out the national anthem before thousands, her Dad's crush on Sheila E., and what she has in store for this year. You can download Malina's "Diamonds and Guitars" from Amazon or iTunes. Enjoy - Dr.FB

"Yaah!" by Malina Moye from "Diamonds and Guitars"

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"Alone" by Malina Moye from "Diamonds and Guitars"

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