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13Nov
2013
7

Slammin’! Ida Nielsen of 3RDEYEGIRL Shows Us Her Bass Skills!

Ida

In case you have been living under a rock, Ida Nielsen is the bassist for the New Power Generation (NPG) and 3RDEYEGIRL, bands for the icon PRINCE.

Recently, Ida showed us why we call her Eata Bass as she plays the BG250-208 from TC Electronic.

"Ida is great when she plays bass for the NPG.  She FLOURISHES when she plays with the girls (3RDEYEGIRL). She is just amazing."-PRINCE

Badness!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Ida is a bad mutha....what? I'm just talking about Ida!

4Nov
2013
2

PRINCE Releases Classic “1999″ Rehearsal Track!

3RDEYEGIRL Something In The Water Artwork By Stella Blu

PRINCE has released a rehearsal version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" from the "1999" album. Will Livestream's return that will feature rehearsal's like that?

The Artwork is by Stella Blu.  OK Player, that is BLU. Thx.

Above is a wimpy mp3 version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" but you can buy a powerful wav version of the song HERE. It is only .88 cents for 7 minutes of funk!

 

Also, a new title for the 3RDEYEGIRL livestream has been created, aptly titled "NOVEMBER NOUVEAX" and was created yesterday. So far, no activity, although it might be worth keeping an eye on. Perhaps they changed it since the last title had "October" in it.

What is for certain is there will be a PRINCE Spreecast tomorrow, November 5th! So tune in for that!-DocFB

Diagnosis: That 7 minutes of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" is amazing.  Make sure to download it HERE.

5Oct
2013
11

New Power Generation Livestreamed From Paisley Park! Share Your Reviews!

NPG Hornz Photo: Twitter.com/NPGHornz

The New Power Generation are Livestreaming from Paisley Park Tonight! For those that attended the show at Paisley Park, please share your reviews!

They have supplied a new link HERE.

UPDATE: The New Power Generation played "Days Of Wild" and a portion of "Big City" so far....was up for about 10 minutes 45 seconds.  Expect it to go lie again....

Update 2: "1999", "Diamonds & Pearls", "Old Friends 4 Sale", Prince jokes bout women, "People Pleaser" and "Ain't Gonna Miss U When Ure Gone"....

Update 3: People have left Paisley Park....show ended before 2 a.m.

Still running with the October Surprise theme we discussed on the Prince Spreecast....

If it appears to be over....-DocFB

Diagnosis: Giving U the funk face at home!

3Oct
2013
17

oCtOBer sUrpRISE – The New Power Generation to Perform at Paisley Park This Saturday!

NPG Hornz Photo: Twitter.com/NPGHornz

The New Power Generation will be opening up the doors of Paisley Park This Saturday October 5th!

This news was broken by City Pages this morning.

For more on the price of the show and the show, click here!

2Oct
2013
3

Fire! Liv Warfield To Perform At Single Release Party In Chicago!

Liv Warfield Promo Poster Chicago

Liv Warfield will be having a single release party for "Why Do You Lie?" and "Catch Me If You Can" at the Red Kiva in Chicago on October 11th!

"Why Do You Lie?" and "Catch Me If You Can" will be on Liv's upcoming album "The Unexpected" due in January 2014.

We were very honored to have Liv on the Spreecast to interview her about her latest singles, to expect the unexpected in regards to her new album, working and touring with PRINCE & THE NPG and more.

If you are in Chicago next Friday and looking for some real music, make sure to hit up Red Kiva to see Liv perform!-DocFB

Diagnosis: The grooves of both songs are infectious. FUNK overload!

2Oct
2013
3

PRINCE Releases Big City Teaser; The NPG Gets A Twitter Account!

NPG Hornz Photo: Twitter.com/NPGHornz

PRINCE & The NPG have released a teaser for the new song "Big City" and opened a Twitter account for the New Power Generation.

The Twitter account is NPGOfficial

That was just a taste of "Big City" by Prince & The NPG.

There is obviously new music headed our way which we discussed on this week's Prince Spreecast above.

 

The NPG have already sent out a few tweets on the account.-DocFB

Make sure to follow the NPG on Soundcloud

Follow NPG Official On Twitter

Follow 3rdEyeGirl On Twitter

Follow DrFunkenberry On Twitter

Diagnosis:  She in the big city....

17Sep
2013
11

The NPG’s Liv Warfield Releases 2 New Songs! Guesting On Spreecast!

Liv Warfield Singles Promo Photo

Liv Warfield of the NPG has released 2 new songs "Why Do U Lie?" and "Catch Me If U Can" from her album "The Unexpected" due in January 2014.

The songs are available on iTunes and Amazon.com

We are also honored that Liv will be a guest on the Prince Spreecast to talk about the new songs, her new album and working with Prince and the New Power Generation.

Liv is a member of the New Power Generation, Prince's band and is honored to have the support of Prince who will be working with Liv to create an album that will be timeless.

Liv describes her musical style as "Alternative R&B Soul with a little bit of rock & roll" and we could not disagree.

Essence.com was the first to debut Liv's new songs and she had this to say about the songs and the album exclusively to DrFunkenberry.com

"I couldn't be more excited about Essence.com premiering my two new singles off my upcoming album "The Unexpected"!    I have learned so much as an artist by having the honor of working with an Icon like, Prince.  

These records include my band members Ryan Waters, Tyrone Hendrix, Chris Turner, Saeeda Wright, Ashley Seamster and Eric "Pik Funk" Smith.  I was also able to include some of my fellow bandmates from the NPG hornZ section, Roy Agee, Sly Onyageeaka, Keith and Phil Lassiter.   Elisa Fiorillo and Marcus Anderson were very instrumental in the development of "Catch Me If You Can".

Prince encourages us working together and who wouldn't want to work with the amazing musicians.  I look forward to making more good music with members of NPG, as well as working with Prince on my album."

In addition to touring with Prince, she also has been doing her own solo shows backed by the New Power Generation.

The upcoming album will feature hard-hitting vocals like the lead singles but Liv will definitely not disappoint with her powerful ballads.

The album is sure to be “The Unexpected”. Liv Warfield’s hard-hitting vocals and electric performances have been compared to the likes of the iconic Tina Turner.

To purchase "Why Do You Lie?" on iTunes, click HERE.

To purchase "Catch Me If You Can" on iTunes, click HERE,

Again, make sure to join us on the Prince Spreecast as Liv will be our special guest and will be answering your questions.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to support real artists like Liv. Not only is she an amazing singer but also one of the nicest souls you will ever meet.-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you are gonna take $20.00 out of someone's purse, make sure it is to buy these new songs from Liv! 

4Sep
2013
5

PRINCE Spreecast W/Luke James & Elisa From The NPG! Watch Now!

PRINCE Spreecast Image By LV

We had Luke James and Elisa from the NPG on the PRINCE spreecast this week and it was a great show!

Luke talked about playing with Prince at the City Winery and also touring with Beyonce and about a new movie he is in coming soon with Forest Whitaker!  He also sang some songs and forgot his shirt...and it seems people did not seem to mind!

Elisa was a sweetheart as always as we discussed the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival show from last weekend. Elisa also sang a few notes for us from "Love Machine" and "Daddy Pop" and Doc took it way back to talk about her appearance on Arsenio Hall.

To watch the PRINCE Spreecast, click here!

30Jul
2013
3

The NPG’s Shelby J. Gets Interviewed By Ebony!

Shelby J

Shelby J. has an interview feature with Ebony which you can access here.

Ebony talks about Shelby working with Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, Roy Hargrove, Martin Luther, D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, and Prince.

When speaking of Prince she has this to say:

“The greatest ever. Period. Dotcom”

"(Working with Prince) was humbling and awesome! I am so very thankful for his guidance and his support in all that I do. That’s my brother right there! He’s got my back and I sho’ got his!”

This is definitely Shelby's season! We hear that TV and Movie folks have been calling.  They can't resist Shelby's heart and magnetism.

Prince only picks the best and Shelby always reps for the NPG.

She stated:

" The NPG is Home! That's more than just my band…that's my family!"-DocFB

Diagnosis: Shelby will be having a Summer & Fall full of excitement & "NEW beginnings" …..stay tuned!!

 

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