The L.A. Marathon was held on Sunday morning but PRINCE decided to have his own marathon Saturday night with his 3RDEYEGIRL and NEW POWER GENERATION bands.
I could easily just post the set list (Over 60 songs in total) and that could be the review of the material he went through Saturday night but that would be cheating.
On Friday night, Prince and his band performed for under an hour, pulling out one of the longest versions of "Days & Of Wild" I have ever heard and the first time I heard "Extraloveable" live as well. It really was just a small taste of what was to come Saturday night.
The show kicked off with the as yet unreleased "Big City" followed up by NPG Diva Elisa performing "Superconductor" and as the NPG Horns went into "1999", Hollywood knew what kind of party it was going to be. Prince then picked up Donna Grantis's guitar for a little bit of chicken scratch and gave it back to her. He would not pick up a guitar again til the last 2 songs of the show.
Prince was in a great mood for the crowd as they went through "Extraloveable", "Let's Work", "Love Machine", "U Got The Look", "Nothing Compares 2 U" duet with Shelby J. "Take Me With U" was played as the crowd wanted to go anywhere Prince was willing to take them, achy feet be darned.
As Prince reached into his catalog and songs he wrote for other people, it was like he was turning chapters of how great music was, and how great music is when you have talented musicians around you to perform. From "Purple Rain" being played with a sax solo from Marcus Anderson instead of the usual guitar solo, Prince was not following the script of what "you have to do" when performing a signature song.
He did many songs that I did not hear live before until that night. We don't need to go into how many shows I have been to but if I have been to another artists show that many times, there is no way I would have heard them do one song I haven't heard before.
Later in the night legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh joined Prince on stage as he would rap over beats like "Hot Thing" and was simply amazing during "If Was Your Girlfriend" and "Forever In My Life" with Prince on keys and then picking up his bass as Doug E. beat boxed. Yea, that script I was talking about, Prince threw it away a long time ago.
Every Prince hit and song you can imagine, he performed. He closed out the show playing guitar with a high energy performance of "Let's Go Crazy" and "FUNKNROLL" the song he opened up the Arsenio Hall show with last week.
The "FUNKNROLL" remix was played in all its bass glory after the show ended.
When you get wind of Prince playing your town, if you get a months notice or a few hours, find a way there. Someone found out about the show after 8, got dressed, headed down there with a $100 cash ans was in there with no problem. That coulda been you, but you were playing.-DocFB
Diagnosis: For the legendary set list, click here!
The one and only PRINCE is set to take over the Hollywood Palladium tonight and the legendary venue may never be the same. PRINCE will be performing at the Palladium tonight March 8th, and you can buy tickets at the door!
Tix are $100.00 cash only!!!!
The Hollywood Palladium opened up on October 31st, 1940 with Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra featuring band vocalist Frank Sinatra, hence "His Way" in the title.
The last time Prince played the Palladium was in 2001 ripping the place into a frenzy as Mick Jagger, Beyonce, and others looked on. This also marks Prince's first show in Los Angeles since his historic Forum run 3 years ago.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Make no mistake about it; tonight the place to be is Hollywood Palladium. There is no artist alive that can touch Prince and his band. None. Because he does it his way is why...
Fresh off of performing "Soul Lifted" on The Arsenio Hall Show, Liv Warfield is set to perform a special show in Hollywood at the Hollywood Palladium this Friday night with the NPG Hornz!
You can purchase tickets to the concert HERE!!!
LiV's new album "THE UNEXPECTED" is on iTunes now! Check out our special listening event with LiV & Ryan Waters above! -DocFB
Diagnosis: Friday. LiV. Hollywood. Blackbird. The NPG Hornz. Be there!
Scissor Sisters member Jake Sheers made out with Adam Lambert....while Katy Perry watched!
Watch it above!
If you are in L.A. this week, go to Amoeba Records on Wednesday to see the group perform and do a signing.
Also, Saturday night they will be performing at the Hollywood Palladium.
Do yourself a favor at pick up "Night Work" by the Sisters. It is future funk, babies!-Dr.FB
Always one of the first to dismiss bad behavior when it comes to music, Hollywood did that Saturday night for Kanye West. It was rumored for a while that either Kanye or Jay-Z would show up at the Palladium but it was West, who got the crowd poppin'.
Straight up, he is the jackass that our celebrity President called him for his actions at the MTV Video Music Awards and Taylor Swift 2 weeks ago. All I care about is his music and his performance. He still has no class but this performance is hot.
What do you think?-Dr.FB
Robert Downey Jr., John Mayer, Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Dr, Drew, Eric Dane & his wife Rebecca Gayheart, who have been in the news for a drug sex tape.
The event was at the Hollywood Palladium.-Dr.FB
DJ AM was laid to rest yesterday where his girlfriend Hayley Wood, Nicole Richie, Travis Barker and others at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.
The service lasted only 15 minutes. There will be a public memorial tonight at the Hollywood Palladium which will be like a 12 step program and they ask if you do attend, you leave what you saw there and do not report on what happened.-Dr.FB