Beyoncé Releases Surprise New Album; Features Jay Z, Drake, And Frank Ocean!


Beyoncé is so bad, she just released her new album with no promotion at all. Just put it on iTunes and...bam! New album! 14 new songs that include a video for each song plus 3 bonus videos. For those that can't add, that is 17 videos. The album is simply titled "Beyoncé".

You can buy the album now on iTunes.

This is B's first new album since 2011's "4" release.

Above is a clip for "Blow" from the new album.

Above is "Drunk In Love" featuring Jay Z.

Here is the track-list:

01. Pretty Hurts
02. Haunted
03. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z)
04. Blow
05. No Angel
06. Partition
07. Jealous
08. Rocket
09. Mine (feat. Drake)
10. XO
11. Flawless (feat. Chimamanda)
12. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
13. Heaven
14. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)
15. Pretty Hurts (video)
16. Ghost (video)
17. Haunted (video)
18. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z) (video)
19. Blow (video)
20. No Angel (video)
21. Yoncé (video)
22. Partition (video)
23. Jealous (video)
24. Rocket (video)
25. Mine (feat. Drake) (video)
26. XO (video)
27. Flawless (feat. Chimamanda) (video)
28. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) (video)
29. Heaven (video)
30. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy) (video)
31. Grown Woman (bonus video)
32. Credits (video)

Diagnosis: Got everyone by surprise.


Woah Oh! Adam Lambert Rocks Out With Semi Precious Weapons!

Justin Tranter, Chris Coffler, and Adam Lambert. Photo: NewNowNext.com

The Semi Precious Weapons took over the Sayers Club in Hollywood last night for a FREE show that featured a lot of new material and in attendance was Adam Lambert.

The photo above is a file photo and not from last night.

Adam has long been a fan of Justin Tranter and the Weapons. So much so that it appears that Justin and Adam have been working on material for Adam's upcoming album.

Adam left shortly before 2 A.M. to a Sayers club that was packed the entire night. We were tipped about Adam being there a few hours earlier but didn't say anything til this morning. So far, it looks like no paps were aware either.-DocFB

Diagnosis: As for if those Justin Tranter tracks will come to light on Adam's next album, we will have to wait and see. After all, we are still waiting for those Adam/Nikka Costa tracks....


Pet Shop Boys Set To Release New Album “Electric” On July 15th!

Pet Shop Boys Promo Photo

The Pet Shop Boys will be releasing their new album "Electric" on July 15th! It will be released on their own label x2.

The album is the first Pet Shop Boys studio album to be produced by Stuart Price. This is the bands 12th studio album.

For an EXCLUSIVE interview with Neil and Chris, head on over to our friends at STEREOGUM.

Check out the video for "Axis" above. A Boyz Noize of the song will be available shortly.

For more from Neil and Chris and a track listing and tour dates, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB

Diagnosis: "I've Got The Brains...U Got The Looks...."


Demi Lovato Releases Artwork For New Album

Demi Lovato Cover

Demi Lovato released the cover for her next album over the weekend with her being covered in grey and glitter. The album will simply be called "Demi"...

So far, "Heart Attack" has been released from the upcoming album.-DocFB

Diagnosis: I spy....


No Doubt Confirm No Tour; New Music Being Worked On!

No Doubt  Photo: Lester Cohen

No Doubt just confirmed DrFunkenberry's story of yesterday that No Doubt will not be touring this year while they work on a new album.

Our source is very much on the inside but we also confirmed with Live Nation so when we published the story, we would not have them denying our story even though it was true.

No Doubt released an official statement today from the studio:

Hi Everyone,

Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles...Yes, that's right, the studio! 

While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music.  In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together.  We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease.  After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.

We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don't want to stop.  So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired.  Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible - both recorded and live on tour. 

As always, thank you all for your kind words, incredible support and patience.  We promise to keep you updated with photos and videos from the studio, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates.  We will see you soon!

Gwen, Tony, Tom, Adrian
No Doubt

The good news in all of this is MORE new music from No Doubt.  I just hope that Interscope promotes the next record better.  Yes, I said it.  No Doubt was everywhere from the Teen Choice Awards to Kimmel.  Everywhere.  Interscope dropped both balls on "Push & Shove" big time.

No Doubt also has to make sure announcements for singles, performances, and even photos from the studio get out first in other places besides their Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and Instagram.  As much as that hits the hardcore fans, it is missing the others and a chance for their audience to grow.  The Facebook Fanpage is the worst for artists because with Facebook trying to use their own search engine, the information rarely hits google anymore.  It is frustrating as a  fan of No Doubt and good music.

Here is hoping for some great new music to come from No Doubt and here is hoping that Dr.Funkenberry and the No Doubt community can help with that new music.  We all would LOVE to see that.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Don't need to Push & Shove to get a hold of me ND.  Just saying.


Exclusive! No Doubt: No Tour!!!!


OK No Doubt fans, we have some bad news...and we have some good news. The bad news mixes in with the good news. No Doubt has decided there will be no tour in 2013.

Our source states that the band took a vote very recently and decided to stay in the studio working on a new album instead of touring behind "Push & Shove"....

We hear the writing and recording is going much smoother for them than on "Push & Shove" where it seemed like it took forever to find a groove. They do not want to mess with the cohesiveness that is taking place in the studio by doing a tour this year.

Earlier this month, a phantom date for a show by No Doubt showed up on LiveNation.com for Phoenix. Phoenix is a city that Live Nation uses as testers and does not usually mean a show is taking place there. It happens more frequently than you think.

Our source is extremely credible and I also contacted Live Nation to where they advised me that No Doubt showed up for a special Live Nation event earlier this month where Live Nation was told that No Doubt was leaning towards not touring and will decide on that in the coming weeks.

It makes perfect sense because as much as I LOVE "Push & Shove", the album just has not been selling as well as it should. The "Looking Hot" video getting pulled also did not help matters. I really wish I could have helped.

To the No Doubt fans and community, I am a HUGE supporter of No Doubt and did reach out to them to help with promotion of "Push & Shove" but there was no response. Still regretting every day running into Tony Kanal after the Van Halen show and being out of business cards. I would not post anything like this without having facts and sources to back it up.

I'm not sure when or if No Doubt will confirm the news I posted. I know just last month at Kimmel, Gwen said on stage "See you this summer" but plans have changed.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  More New Music IS A Good Thing, No Doubt!


Justin Timberlake: “I’m Ready” Justin To Release New Album in 2013

Justin Timberlake.  File Photo

After releasing 2 solo albums in 10 years and countless movies, Justin Timberlake is ready to return to the music scene.

In a minute segment, Justin talks about his love for music, all while leading us into a studio which leads to him putting on headphones and letting an engineer and at the same time, us, know: I'm ready!"

Justin is letting it be known he will be releasing a new album "Soon" but no preview single or a release date for the album as of yet.

Timberland has been working with Justin in the studio from Mid-August last year til now. The album is rumored to have at lease 20 new tracks on it.

We will be looking forward to it. With new material from Prince, David Bowie, and now Justin Timberlake, it does look like 2013 is a going to be a BIG one musically.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Not done with music.....by a long shot....


David Bowie Returns With New Single “Where Are We Now?”; New Album In March!

David Bowie Promo Photo

David Bowie and his record label surprised everyone with his first new single in 10 years and an upcoming album to follow! "Where Are We Now?" is out now along with a music video. The new album "The Next Day" will be released in March.

Update:  The female in the video with Bowie is Bjork!

"Where Are We Now?" is a somber look at where we are now...as human beings and in life. Perhaps for that reason, it is somber and melancholy. Perhaps it is where he is now. Bowie, long rumored to be ill, which we reported on last year, seemed to disappear from the limelight and from what people who claimed to speak to Bowie, he has retired and is very happy. Well, it appears, everyone was wrong.

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Hollywood Undead Release Lyric Videos For New Album “Notes From The Underground”

Hollywood Undead has released interesting lyric videos for the songs "Pigskin", "Up In Smoke", "We Are", and "Dead Bite" from their upcoming new album entitled "Notes From The Underground".

We have included the lyric video for "Pigskin" above.  The other lyric videos you can watch on the band's official YouTube page.

Hollywood Undead have also released an official video for the song "We Are" directed by none other than Shawn Crahan (AKA Clown of Slipknot). The video can be seen below.

To celebrate the release of the album the band will be embarking on The Underground Tour, where they will be performing at 11 small clubs for their die-hard fans. The tour kicks off at the Key Club in Los Angeles on January 8th, and wraps up at the Mod Club in Toronto, ON on January 23rd. For a full list of dates and tickets visit HollywoodUndead.com-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Notes from the Underground is the follow up to 2011's American Tragedy and can be pre-ordered here