Jerome Benton Of The Original 7ven To Debut New Play In Minneapolis

Jerome Benton & Morris Day.  Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive.  Photo: C.B.

Jerome Benton has been a member of The Time/The Original 7ven over the past 30 years. He has also been a play-writer and will be debuting his new play "HIIH" in Minneapolis this summer.

In an interview with FOX 9, he talks about "HIIH" which is short for "I Want To Go To Heaven Because Hell's Too Hot".

"‘I Want to Go To Heaven Because Hell's Too Hot' -- it's a morality play," Benton explained. "It's about false freedom a young lady who's out there bad. She's turning all the spiritual light off in her life. It raises the hair on your back, creates goose bumps. It'll put a tear in your eye."


Jerome also talks about if people will be disappointed in the play with him not portraying the image of the side-kick and mirror holder. I will say this; those that know Jerome and are fans of Jerome, will not be disappointed.

Jerome comes from a good place. With the name change (Which is not even a focal point of the story, wow! What a concept.) and with Jesse Johnson leaving the Original 7ven. He is genuine. That is part of his charm.

According to Fox 9, Tickets go on sale in late June. The play is set to hit the Pepito's Parkway Stage in Lake July. Benton does plan to continue performing with The Original 7ven and currently spends his time between Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

Much Love & success on this Jerome. Miss ya man.-DocFB

Diagnosis: From "side-kick" to center stage....


The Original 7ven AKA The Time To Perform On Tonight Show

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show October 27th.

The band will not only performing in Los Angeles next week but will be having a homecoming concert in Minneapolis and a show in New York City.

The album "Condensate" is due for release next Tuesday, the same day the band will be at the Grammy Museum showing a documentary entitled "The Original 7ven" which will be included with the Best Buy version of the CD.

The band will also be taking over the "Centric" TV network for a weekend in December.

Starting next week, you will see The Original 7ven doing interviews in magazines and TV appearances along with the Tom Joyner Radio Show.

Stay tuned-DocFB

Diagnosis: What Time Is It?  #trendin' time!


Prince Recording, Opus Arrives, &……….Y

Prince & Andy Allo. Photo : NPG Records 2011
Prince & Andy Allo. Photo : NPG Records 2011

Prince & Andy Allo. Photo : NPG Records 2011

We hear Prince has been in the recording studio lately.  These rumors put him recording at his studios in Minneapolis, Paisley Park, and also in Hollywood recently.

We do not know if he is recording for himself or someone else but we will share that with you shortly.

Remember in April of 2009, of a Prince Opus book for $2,100?  We sure do and 2 and a half years later, the first book has arrived!  It was to be a limited edition of 950 books.

Thanks ot brad for sending us this; here is the guy who ordered it sharing it with the world;

Now what about the Coachella DVD? (Crickets chirping.)

OK, now back to Prince recording.  Andy Allo, who Prince has taken a musical liking..and perhaps other likings to.  Andy posted on her Facebook Fan Page about waking up next to a 1973 Fender Stratocaster next to her.  We can only guess who put it there.

This is where it gets interesting. We were given a tip from an unnamed source over the weekend of Paisley Park filing for a new trademark at the end of September.  Paisley Park as we stated earlier is his studios and what he does business under.

The trademark?  &Y.  Get it?  &Y.  & being the short version of And and the letter Y.  Put it together and you have &Y which is Andy.  Ahh Prince.  Only you.

So are he and &Y....I mean Andy recording together?  Only time will tell but that trademark listing for Entertainment, Live, and Musical Performances is sure interesting.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  &How!


U2 Dedicates & Performs “Stuck In A Moment” To Amy Winehouse


U2 performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota last night and dedicated "Stuck In A Moment" to Amy Winehouse.  Here is some awesome video of the performance.  Bono and Edge really do it up amazingly.

Check it out.  Really nice tribute to Amy Winehouse I must say.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Stuck In A Moment...With You