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13Aug
2013
10

The PRINCE 3rdEye TV Livestream Returned With Paradiso & Montreux Footage! Possible Soundboard Recordings On Way?

Prince 3rdEyeGirl Paradiso Image By LV

In the early afternoon Monday, 3rdEye TV went live for a rare afternoon Prince Livestream. It contained live footage from the Paradiso Amsterdam shows and Montreux as well.

From the Paradiso show August 11th, these songs were shown:

Screwdriver
Bambi
Let's Go Crazy Reloaded feat. Frankenstein

After, Montreux footage from July 15th was shown:

She's Always In My Hair
Dreamer

Soundboard recordings you say...?

For Twitter fan reactions to the Livestream and what was said about soundboard recordings, click here....

13Jul
2013
10

PRINCE Montreux AfterJam Night 1 Starring Graham Central Station

Larry Graham & PRINCE Photo: @PureViewClub Via Twitter

There is a PRINCE Montreux AfterJam starring Graham Central Station on night 1.

The official announcement came from the Montreux Jazz Twitter account:

 

Don't miss it if there!-DocFB

Prince NPG Montreux AfterJam Night 1 Photo: Montreux Jazz Twitter

Diagnosis: Should be a fun night.....The Jam....what's his name again? That's right....Larry Graham....

12Jul
2013
26

Exclusive! PRINCE & The NPG Montreux Rehearsal At Paisley Park Report!

Paisley Rehearsal Image By LV

Early Saturday morning of July 7th, we get a text asking if we can be at Paisley Park around 3 P.M. for rehearsal. We say yes! Although we didn't arrive til 4:30 P.M., PRINCE & The NPG moved back rehearsal until 7 P.M. for us.

Joshua Welton picks us up from our hotel and sax player BK Jackson jumps in with us as we ride to Paisley Park. Josh says he is gonna drive slow since it is my first time driving with him. Later that night, when we were driving with his wife Hannah Ford-Welton, she asked if "I ever been in a race car before?" 2 different styles for sure!

So me, Joshua, and BK get to the Park and the band is on stage and they all wave to me as Elisa walks by to take her place on stage.

I look to my left and I see PRINCE and his hair behind me at the sound board. They then start to play.

Spoiler Alert!!!!!

This rehearsal is for one of their 3 Montreux Jazz Festival concerts so, if you do not wish to know set list, do not click or read below!!!

If you want to read the full rehearsal review with set list, click here...

14Feb
2013
8

PRINCE News!; Montreux, New Material, “L.O.L.” Video Release & Jimmy Fallon

Prince NPG Records 2013

Last night on the PRINCE spreecast DrFunkenberry hosts with Seth Everett, we talked about several news items that will be happening with PRINCE.

Here is an outline of the news discussed:

#1. That there will be a Jazz Fest Announcement coming...which has now happened as PRINCE will be performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

#2  The Smuk Fest.  PRINCE agreed to play if they changes his night's name to "The Beautiful Experience"....

#3 The NPG drummer position is currently being occupied by Ronald Bruner Jr. aka RBJ, whose 2nd of 3 callbacks happens this week.  After the 3rd, his position will then be determined.  To join this band, there are several rigorous initiations that take place...the least of which is a personality analysis.

#4 Hannah Ford, Donna Grantis, & Ida Nielson are in the studio everyday recording new material with PRINCE.  He is the primary songwriter but not the primary guitarist.  PRINCE is every day gaining more confidence in Donna's talent and actually lets her take a bulk of the solos on the project.  They have recorded about 14 songs and "Live Out Loud" will be released as soon as the promotional clip for it is finished.  Check 3rdEyeGirl.com soon for that.

#5 Speaking of which: There still is no word as to the true identity of 3rd Eye Girl. It seems to be growing though.  Photographers, web site designers, and film editors have been hired to work on several unnamed projects. There is work going on at The Park 24/7....that's for sure.

#6 PRINCE & his team have been in back and forth talks with the Jimmy Fallon show. PRINCE definitely wants to be  on the week of the Carnegie Hall Tribute. (3113 cough cough 3113)

#7 FDeluxe sans Jellybean Johnson has been added to the line up for the Tribute.

To watch the last 2 weeks spreecasts which includes a special "Screwdriver" Poem, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB

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14Feb
2013
13

PRINCE Returns To Montreux Jazz Festival For 3 Shows!

PRINCE Photo: NPG Records 2013

During our weekly PRINCE Spreecast, we told you to look for an announcement of Prince playing a Jazz Festival soon. Montreux confirmed the news that PRINCE will be playing 3 shows at the Jazz Festival this year!

Here is the official announcement:

After his two previous appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and 2009, Prince is back to give three exceptional concerts on 13, 14 and 15 July 2013.

This musical genius first came to Montreux in 2007 to perform an exclusive concert, and returned in 2009, giving two shows in the same evening. This year he is back, confirming his fondness for Montreux, to give three exceptional concerts on three consecutive dates: 13, 14 and 15 July 2013, at the Auditorium Stravinski.



Groovy, funky and the undisputed master of improvisation, Prince’s performances are all unique and unpredictable. There is no doubt that his three concerts in Montreux will make Festival history once again.

Auditorium Stravinski

Prince 1st show - Saturday 13 July, 8 pm
Prince 2nd show - Sunday 14 July, 8 pm
Prince 3rd show - Monday 15 July, 8 pm

Tickets on sale from 10 a.m. on Friday 15 February on montreuxjazzfestival.com
CHF 175.- (standing) / CHF 395.- (seat)

We want to thank PRINCE for sharing the news first on the Spreecast as well as a few other news items that we will post later today!

Hopefully, if DrFunkenberry does the write up for Monteux like he did in 2009, Montreux will give the doc his credit.  We are glad PRINCE is returning to the Montreux stage.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Much LOVE To Claude Nobs