Paul McCartney recorded a message for "Voices Against Violence", the anti-gun violence campaign.
The project was started by Tony Bennett and after the recorded message from Paul, they are urged to call their congressional representative.
In music news, McCartney announced he will be doing shows June 8th and June 10th at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center for his "Out There" tour.
Tickets for the shows in Brooklyn go on sale Monday, April 22nd.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Will The Beatles "Revolver" be renamed?
Legendary composer Clare Fischer who has worked with Prince, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Tori Amos, Chaka Khan, and Robert Palmer, has died at the age of 83.
His official web site has been updated with his passing.
Clare released his first recording in 1962 and during that time would make arrangements for artists such as Sergio Mendes. In the 70's, he formed a latin band called "Salsa Picante," and won a Grammy as part of that group in 1981. That followed with working with The Jacksons, Debarge, and Atlantic Star.
In 1985, Fischer started working with music icon Prince on his "Parade" record. he also worked on Prince's "Pink Cashmere" "The One" and "Goodbye". Clair and Prince continued to work together as recently as Prince's "Te Amo Corazon" released on his number 1 album "3121" recorded in 2005. Prince heard of his writing through Rufus and Chaka Khan whose drummer was Clair's nephew.
Interestingly enough, although Prince and Clare worked with each other for over 30 years, they never met.
"I never met Prince and I was informed by people who had been with him when asked about meeting me that he said "I don't want to meet him." It's going just fine as it is."
Clare felt the reason that him and Prince worked together for so long is because they hadn't met personally.
We have contacted Prince's people regarding a comment about Clare's passing but have not heard anything back yet. Prince had this to say about Clare a few years ago for his work on "Parade";
"Special thanks 2 Clare Fischer 4 making brighter the colors of black & white."
Clare Fischer's talent and compositions will be heard for generations to come. How would Clare wish to be remembered?
"I may die a poor man, but I will have a smile on my face"-Clair Fischer 1991
Diagnosis: Sometimes It Snows In April......
The newly married Paul McCartney has announced a tour that will start next month.
The tour will kick off next month in Liverpool and London, as well as dates in Europe, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
This news comes days after Paul married Nancy Shevell.
The former beatle had this to say in a statement regarding the tour announcement; "Playing live is one of the most exciting parts of my job," "My audiences seem to get better each year and the band and I love the buzz and feedback they give us."
We are glad Paul is on tour and hope it ends up on U.S. shores soon.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Not Letting It Be In Married Matromony
The fan page for Dr. FUNKENBERRY's CELEB NEWS on FACEBOOK is blowing up!
I added exclusive photos of Green Day, No Doubt, Seal, and Nikka Costa along with photo albums we have of Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, Nick Jonas, Seal, Prince, Morrissey, Lily Allen, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, and there is MORE to come.
I will also be having exclusive content and news coming their first in the coming weeks.
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Thank you for your support.-Dr.FB
It wasn't bad enough that i had to run into a mom who had the Kate Gosselin look at at the local Chili's a couple of weeks ago, but now Heather Mills is wearing it? Gag!
I swear, wasn't Perez Hilton's whack self wearing that 'doo a year or two ago? Now we have to have a doppelganger of former Beatle wives wearing it? What in the name of Karina Kay is going on over here? Seriously.
It wasn't cool that week in 1985 where some woman from Idaho wore it and it is not cool now. So Heather Mills, cut it shorter honey. You still look like a motard.-Dr.FB
April 4th, 2009 is a date we won't be forgetting anytime soon.
David Lynch hosted the "Change Begins Within" benefit show at the Radio City Music in New York to promote children being taught meditation in schools for relaxation and creativity.
While the premise of the benefit sounds wacky, the believers in the organization that turned up to show their support included: Eddie Vedder (From Pearl Jam), Sheryl Crow, Moby, Bettye Levette, Paul Horn, Donovan, Mike Love (From The Beach Boys), Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Harper, Howard Stern, Laura Dern, David Lynch, and the first public performance of Paul McCartney & Ringo Star since the passing of George Harrison.
The 6,000 seat venue gave a thunderous applause for a set that included "Yellow Submarine", "Blackbird", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Drive My Car", "Jet", "Band On The Run", "Let It Be", "Lady Madonna" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
Wow! Have to Thank GED for this report and photos! What an amazing night.-Dr.FB