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16Nov
2011
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The Foo Fighters Rock Out With Joan Jett On “Bad Reputation”

The Foo Fighters performed "Bad Reputation" with Joan Jett on "The Late Show With David Letterman" last night.

Joan Jett is still rocking it and I can say the same for Dave Grohl and the boys. Dave though? I'm not sure Joan Jett raided your closet n I doubt you have a guitar like that. I know you are kidding..but yikes!

Joan also joined the boys on stage for their sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Hope you enjoy the clips!-DocFB

Diagnosis: I Love Rock & Roll.....

15Jul
2011
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What? Lady Gaga Up For FIVE Emmy Nominations?!?

Lady Gaga. Photo: Flynetonline.com
Lady Gaga. Photo: Flynetonline.com

Lady Gaga. Photo: Flynetonline.com

Lady Gaga looked quite gagalicious as she arrived in Los Angeles earlier today and learning she was nominated for not 1, not 2, but FIVE Emmy nominations.  Only Lady Extravaganza, I tell you.

What are the nominations for?  READ REST OF STORY

19Jan
2011
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Prince Serenades Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester At Madison Square Garden

Prince serenades Leighton Meister at his Jan. 18 show in NYC | Copyright NPG Records 2011

Prince serenades Leighton Meester at his Jan. 18 show in NYC | Copyright NPG Records 2011

It's amazing just to go to a Prince show, even if you're a celebrity like Leighton Meester. But to then be brought up on stage and serenaded by the purple one himself? C'mon, is there anything more surreal?

Prince rocked Madison Square Garden again last night as part of his Welcome 2 America tour. During the show, he invited Leighton Meester, star of the tv show Gossip Girl, up on stage where he proceeded to sing to her during his sexy ballad "Somewhere Here on Earth".

Did we mention legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker joined them on stage?

So Leighton, what did you answer when Prince sang the line "U wanna do this at yours, or my place?". Hmm...

Next up for Prince is a return to Madison Square Garden on February 7. Do you have tickets yet? - Dr.FB

Prince & Maceo Parker serenade Leighton Meester at his Jan. 18 show in NYC | Copyright NPG Records 2011

30Dec
2010
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EXCLUSIVE Photos: Prince Rocks New York’s Madison Square Garden

Prince. Photo Courtesy of NPG Records For Use By Dr.Funkenberry.com

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

Prince once again rocked Madison Square Garden last night with the fourth of his Welcome 2 America shows. These exclusive photos landed in our inbox just now - thanks to the purple one for sharing them. Hot, no?

Last night's openers were ol' skool band Mint Condition and the funkified Janelle Monae (who also joined Prince on stage for "If I Was Your Girlfriend" during his set). Rolling Stone had this to say about Prince's high-energy, hit-packed, sold-out show: "Such is the power of Prince: With songs as funky and fresh as that, the party doesn't ever stop." (full RS review here).

Were you at the show? Was it as funky as these pics??? -Dr.FB

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

NPG bass player Ida Nielsen at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

23Dec
2010
20

Prince Gifts One Lucky Fan With His Guitar

luckyfan

Last Saturday night, Prince rocked New York City with his first of three shows at Madison Square Garden. The Garden was sold out and the roof about flew off with all the funk in the building.

During the concert, Prince finished a song ("Baby I'm A Star" if I recall?) and handed his trademark Hohner leopard guitar down into the VIP section. One lucky fan got his hands on it and posed for the picture above.

I was not in the VIP section but vividly remember watching this moment happen from above. Prince has handed off guitars into an audience before, but never at a large arena show and very rarely it is his treasured Hohner which he's been funking on since Dirty Mind. How lucky was that fan that an official photographer was right there to capture the moment??

Did the fan give it back? Oh yeah, we saw the guitar later in the show, back on Prince where it belongs.

Prince has two more shows at Madison Square Garden on December 29 and January 18, 2011. If you're in NY, don't miss it! - Dr.FB

10Dec
2010
30

Listen Up: Prince Interviewed On 107.5 WBLS New York

Photo by Pia Asvig Uduebor

Photo by Pia Asvig Uduebor

Prince continued his surprise appearances in New York City today when he dropped by the 107.5 WBLS studios for an interview; keyboard player Morris Hayes came with.

Prince talked about his upcoming shows at the IZOD Center on December 15 and 17, and his Madison Square Garden shows on December 18, 29 and January 18 (ticket info). Prince gifted the radio host with Prince candy bars - wonder if this means there will be some interesting new merchandise at the NY shows?

Prince also answered questions about the special guests that concertgoers can expect at the NY shows, how he stays looking so young, and whether he would ever launch his own shoe line (!!). Prince said he really doesn't do interviews much because "if you listen to my music, that's me now".

During the interview, Prince sent prayers out to one of his backup singers, Shelby J., whose father passed away this week. We too send our condolences to Shelby and wish the best for her and her family.

Listen to the WBLS interview with Prince:

Special thanks to a reader for letting us know about this. - Dr.FB

5Dec
2010
10

PRINCE Adds Another Tour Date To Madison Square Garden!

Prince

On the heels of a show being cancelled at the Izod Center for a "scheduling" conflict, PRINCE has added another date to his sold out stint at Madison Square Garden.

On January 18th, the funkateer himself will be playing MSG.  Tickets for the concert event will go on sale Friday, December 10th. 

As the shows in New York and New Jersey grow closer, the Doc is having a feeling he made a wrong decision not planning to go.  All that funk and all those berrys with no Dr.?  Big mistake.  Huge. 

Don't be like me.  The hottest ticket in New York and New Jersey is PRINCE in December.  It also looks it will be staying that way til January. 

It might be rather chilly in New York right now but we know PRINCE will be warming it up with some funk, so make sure to get your tickets for the January 18th show......oh yea...and for that funk.....don't forget your foot spray!-Dr.FB