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20Jan
2013
45

Listen Now! “Chapter & Verse” By PRINCE & The NPG From Dakota

3rdEyeGirl is at at it again! They just put out a live soundboard recording of PRINCE & The NPG performing "Chapters & Verse" from the Dakota shows in Minneapolis!

Be prepared for the funk and hopefully we will get more than this gem soon!

Bobby Z. of the Revolution said that the Dakota will never be the same after these shows. Just like First Avenue wasn't the same after "Purple Rain" back in the day.

Who are we to disagree?

Are U even reading this???? Press play and shake! After all, U never know how long this might be up!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Where my upstroke?

15Jan
2013
41

PRINCE & The NPG Are About to Heat Up Minneapolis!!!

PRINCE-2012 NPG RECORDS

MINNEAPOLIS IS ABOUT 2 HEAT UP BIGTIME!!

PRINCE AND THE NPG ARE HAVING AN OPEN REHEARSAL AT THE DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB!!!

The group Fun. has rented out Paisley Park so rather than stop rehearsals Prince decided to move the band downtown

Witness 1st hand what happens as Prince and The New Power Generation gear up for their next tour. (We told you 2013 was going to be big!)

Here is a list of what will be going down at the Dakota Jazz Club this week:

Wednesday Night Soundcheck: New drummer audition and Improvisational Music. Also, DJ Rashida will spin new, unreleased music. 2 shows: 8 P.M. & 11. P.M. Tickets $70.00

Thursday Night: JAM!!! (consider this the afterparty vibe) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. tickets $100-$150

FRIDAY: .......Surprise!! (don't miss this!) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. Tickets $200-$250

Tickets go on sale at 12 noon Central Time Today Jan. 15th  HERE.

UPDATE:  TIX ARE SOLD OUT FOR ALL SHOWS!!!!!

Minneapolis, sounds like you are in for a FUN FUNKY Time!!!!

Also, on Wednesday night, 9 Central, there will be a spreecast with Drfunkenberry. Last week's show was watched by 35,000 people so far.

Make sure to tune in HERE.

Minneapolis, are U ready?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Fun. At the Park?  Hmm.  

1Jan
2013
126

PRINCE Thanks U! Promises 2013 Will Be Big

Prince NPG Records 2013

Happy New Year! This is our 7,000 post and going into 2013, we see big things happening for the site and one of the greatest artists of all time, PRINCE.

PRINCE sent us something that he wanted to share with the site and you.

PRINCE wants to thank U, the fans, for supporting the NPG over the past year and always.

PRINCE & The NPG is putting U on notice that 2013 is going to be BIG. Stay Tuned....

We want to say thank U to PRINCE for the rehearsal jams he has shared over the year with us to share with U. They were and are amazing and we are nothing but appreciative to be able to share them here first.

We want to thank you the fans for supporting the site and one of a kind artists like PRINCE.

We cannot wait to find out what PRINCE & The NPG have in store for us in 2013 and it has just started.-DocFB

Diagnosis: 2013 20-13=7? Hmmm

24Sep
2012
101

Exclusive! Rehearsal Jam! PRINCE & The NPG “Old Friends 4 Sale” Listen Now!!!

Wow. While rehearsing for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour dates, Prince & The NPG along with his 11 piece horn section, Prince sent in this beautiful and powerful rendition of "Old Friends 4 Sale" that is stunning to the ears.

To my knowledge, this song has never been performed live. Some of you may know the history of the song, being recorded in the 80's, and before an official version was released in the late 90's, the lyrics were changed. The story goes that the lyrics were too personal, so they were changed. There is a lyric change here as well.

If this is the kind of songs and instrumentation that Chicago can look forward to, these shows are going to be amazing.

I would like to thank PRINCE & The NPG for allowing us to share this with you exclusively. Absolutely beautiful. Very nice.

What do you think of the rehearsal jam of "Old Friends 4 Sale" by PRINCE & The NPG?-DocFB

4Sep
2012
52

Prince’s Welcome 2 Chicago Poster Revealed! Futuristic Fantasy!

Wow. We just got sent this gift of the official Welcome 2 Chicago tour poster for PRINCE & The NPG.

Futuristic fantasy.  Chicago will be where the purple party people be.

It looks like for now the Chicago dates will be September 24th, 25th, and the 26th.

The pre-sale for the 24th has already begun with the official sale date this Thursday September 6th.

Stay right here for more information of the Welcome 2 Chicago run...and MORE!-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Don't.  Come.  2. The. Concert.

24Jul
2012
6

Video: Elisa Fiorillo “Share It With You”

Elisa Fiorillo  Photo:  Molly Her


Elisa Fiorillo has released "Share It With You" her first video in over 20 years! It is directed by Adrian Soto and styled by Richard Hallmarq.

The video was shot in San Francisco/Sacramento and Sydney! The song "Share It With You" is my original song-produced by Elisa and Jazz Trumpet player Tony Guerrero.

Elisa has been performing in her hometown of Las Vegas recently and creating and performing until she gets the call from Prince & The NPG to go play again-which she hopes will be real soon! Until then- she's enjoying the "Hot Summer" and my family & friends.

The song is available for download at:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/elisafiorillo5 and is also available on I Tunes.

We are digging the soulful sound......

Here is a recent performance of Elisa with the David Perrico Big Band called Pop Evolution here in Las Vegas.

Make sure to keep up to date with Elisa at her web site www.elisafiorillo.com

What do you think of "Share It With You" by Elisa Fiorillo?-DocFB

14Jun
2012
13

Andy Allo Previews “Superconductor” And What’s Really Going On With Her & Prince? Listen Now!

Andy Allo. Photo: NPG Records
Andy Allo. Photo: NPG Records

Andy Allo. Photo: NPG Records

Andy Allo took to V101.1 FM In Sacramento with Big Al this morning, previewing new tracks from "Superconductor" and who worked on the CD with her, including Prince, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, and others.

They talked all about that and more....all on one mic!!! The station has been moving buildings and did not have everything hooked up.

The songs previewed were "People Pleaser", "Superconductor", and "When Our Worlds Collide" and talked about making the record.

Big Al did want to pry a bit and ask what's going on with her and Prince.  Andy said that he is a really good friend who surprised her by showing up in the studio in Sacramento while she is finishing up the CD.

It was nice to hear Andy talk about the experience making the CD and talking about touring with Prince & The NPG.  I feel this was a great side to see and hear from her.

Here are a few clear sound clips from the show we were sent;

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Someone caught the entire interview, which took place over 90 minutes, below.  The clip below, the audio is not as clear as above but it does feature songs from "Superconductor" and a few other small clips.

Check out the lovely and talented Miss Andy Allo and say it with us...."Superconductor"...spell it out. Big Al.  Just playing man!  Thanks for everything.-DocFB

12Jun
2012
83

GET FREAKY & LET UR HEAD BOB WITH PRINCE & THE NPG! LISTEN NOW!

Prince. Photo: NPG Records 2012
Prince. Photo: NPG Records 2012

Prince. Photo: NPG Records 2012

In the middle of the night, this FUNK landed in our inbox along with this message.....

On April 17, 2012, several bystanders in the streets of Chanhassen, Minnesota saw Paisley Park swaying back and forth 2 the sound of "Days of Wild and Loose". This is a copy of the 19 minute rehearsal of that jam!

Thank U,
Prince and The New Power Generation
..."Aint nobody LOVE YA betta than AUSTRALIA!"

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Wow.  Just...wow.  What do U all think?-DocFB

29May
2012
13

With 1 Australian Concert Left, PRINCE Performs 2 Historic & Epic Shows

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012
Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

With only 1 show left in Australia, Prince performed 2 shows since his last main concert in Brisbane, one an afterjam that we hear was quite epic, and a 2nd secret show.

At the Brisbane afterjam, PRINCE & The NPG performed a funk-infused version of "Mutiny" with versions of "Insatiable", "Scandalous" and a full version of "Adore" thrown in. If that wasn't enough, he also performed "$", "Song Of The Heart" and "Days Of Wild" for good measure. That does not even include him performing "She's Always In My Hair" at the main show.

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Then, Monday night, PRINCE performed a secret club show in Melbourne. You either got DJ Rashida's Tweet about the show or were there as we are told only 70 to 80 people were in attendance for the show. Looking at the set list, Prince performed "Love 2 The 9's" "An Honest Man", "Tambourine" "Sexy Dancer" "Strange Relationship" a cover of "Oustanding" and "Rude Boy" performed by NPG singer Shelby J.

His 8th and final "Welcome 2 Australia" concert is May 30th.  No Afterjam has been announced yet and we know the people who missed the secret show and afterjam (for shame) are hoping for 1 more afterjam so that won't have to live with regret til PRINCE & The NPG come back to Australia again.

These shows sound amazing and a LOT of fun.  Let's hope there is more to DJ Rashida's tweet about a soundboard recording of the Brisbane afterjam somehow getting out.-DocFB

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