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11Jun
2014
4

Want To Book Your Favorite Band? PRINCE Tops List At $2 Million!

PRINCE-Paris Photo: NPG RECORDS 2014

A few weeks ago, a certain celebrity web site was reporting that Lana Del Rey was paid $2 million dollars to perform 3 songs at Kanye West's wedding. I cried BS from the start as it would throw off how much artists are paid for private events like that. It would mean everyone who would perform at private events and charge would have to raise their rates if she was paid that much.

Lana publicly stated she performed for FREE and was not paid $2 million. Since her denial, there have been several articles released about "How Much It Costs To Book Your Favorite Band" and it is no surprise who tops the list.

The first list came a few weeks ago by The Huffington Post but it seemed to be incomplete and outdated.  (Note: since the original article was published, Dengy has removed certain artists off the list that were listed before at surprisingly low amounts.) No way could you get One Direction for $150,000. Also according to their list provided by Degy Entertainment, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi all commanded over $750,000 per performance.

In a more updated list provided by Business Insider, there was one person who commanded more than any other artist:

PRINCE.

Yes, to book the greatest live performer of all time, it will cost you $1.5 million to $2 million dollars. No word if that is for a few songs to be performed or for an entire show.  This list is updated daily and requests can be made HERE.

Aerosmith, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Rod Stewart, Miley Cyrus, and Pink all command $1 million to 1.5 million for events. Adele, Eminem, Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Pink Floyd, and Sting all command just under a million.

All of the artists listed in this article charge more for events outside the U.S.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Prince, who just completed a successful European Tour, is scheduled to perform next at The Essence Festival on the 4th of July. There will be fireworks galore from Prince & his band alone that night.

2Jun
2014
1

Pick It Up! PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL London Shows Announced!

Poster Roundhouse final version

The long awaited London shows have been announced for PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL! We told you when the Hit & Run Part II started there would be London shows but it seems we were doubted. Well...doubt no more!

On June 4th, 3RDEYEGIRL will take the stage at the London Roundhouse 2 times that night.

Tickets will be £75/£85-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you are in London, be there....or else you could end up like our friend below...

15May
2014
9

PRINCE & 3RDEYGIRL Have “Electric” Opening Night in Birmingham! Set List & Reviews!

PRINCE Birmingham Photo: NPG RECORDS 2014

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL just opened up their Hit & Run Part II UK tour in Birmingham playing a plethora of hits along with "What's My Name" a hardcore fan hit and the unreleased "Electric Intercourse" and "Empty Room".

It is being reported that during "Electric Intercourse" he would just say "Electric" over again but with no intercourse. Hmm.

The show was also filmed professionally with multi-cameras via various comments on the Facebook fan page.

For a set list spoiler, and full article, click here!

2May
2014
13

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Getting Set for UK Rehearsals & More At Paisley Park!

PRETZELBODYLOGIC 3RDEYEGIRL PRINCE ARTWORK

Just got this tidbit of info sent our way:

3RDEYEGIRL arrived yesterday at Paisley Park and the 1st full rehearsal for the UK shows and more is scheduled for Saturday afternoon!

Local funk band M.P.L.S. (#MPLS) will be jamming at the sound stage of Paisley Park After Dark Saturday night for $30.00. PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will be in attendance and after will be playing NEW music and partying!-DocFB

Diagnosis: There is a lot to be thankful for in 2014.  From the new music, the NEW GIRL takeover, the London HIT AND RUN takeover, the Arsenio takeover, magazine covers (Mojo and the New Essence mag you gotta pick up), Liv Warfield's The Unexpected, the announcement of NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING, the annoucement of new music to be released on Warner Bros. plus the remasters of his Warner Bros. catalog including the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain" this year and owning ALL of the WB masters, plus even more projects are in the works! 2014 is shaping up to be a brand new chapter in already epic career! We are not even at the half way point yet!

30Apr
2014
3

PRINCE TO TAKE OVER UK PART II IN MAY!!! NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL-MAY

PRINCE wasn't playing when he said he would be returning to the UK/London after simply taking over there for at least a month with surprise shows all over London. There has already been 4 shows announced that will go on sale Friday.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ and http://www.gigsandtours.com/ already have the shows listed. The news broke over here in the U.S. around 3 in the morning my time and I reached out to confirm the story that The Guardian broke, figuring Prince's people would still be up. Still no response but fairly obvious the icon is coming back!

Only UK dates have been announced...so far. Leaving it as London/UK as more dates will be announced.

Extra Dates in UK

There is a lot of room for shows to be added just between the dates and who knows how long he will be out there this time?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Make sure not to miss next week's PRINCE Spreecast where we will be discussing the UK dates and more! We might have to do a special UK Spreecast again in May!

18Apr
2014
11

PRINCE RELEASES 1st SINGLE UNDER NEW WARNER BROS. DEAL; “THE BREAKDOWN” ON iTUNES NOW!!

The Breakdown

In just a little over 12 hours since Warner Bros. announced PRINCE striking a deal for remastered editions of former albums and a new album on the way, a new single was released through Warner Bros. entitled "The Breakdown".

It was officially released and can be purchased on iTunes Friday night April 18th in the U.S. Right now, that is where it can be purchased.

The Breakdown Single Cover

The song (studio version) was first played at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013 and Prince played it with his band 3RDEYEGIRL on select Live Out Loud tour dates in 2013.

When Prince was on Arsenio Hall last month, Prince was asked what his favorite song is/was and he said "The Breakdown" and now...you can hear it for yourself!-DocFB

Diagnosis: The copyright in this sound recording is owned by NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

18Apr
2014
16

PRINCE REACHES DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS! REMASTERED “PURPLE RAIN” & OTHERS ALONG WITH NEW ALBUM ON WAY!!!!!

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL Tour Opener - Vancouver Photo: Kevin Mazur

April Fool's was 18 days ago so the news of PRINCE reaching a new deal with WARNER BROS Records is no joke!!! The news was sent out to via email and PR early this morning.

Yes, PRINCE has struck a deal with Warner Bros records to release remasters starting with a deluxe version of "PURPLE RAIN" just in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and film.

The global deal also includes the Prince albums "Controversy", "Dirty Mind", and "1999" along with others in the Warner Bros. Prince catalog.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,"-Prince

No more fighting over master recordings. No waiting 35 years from the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.

Prince now has ownership and control over his master recordings.

"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."-Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang

Yes. It's real.-DocFB

Diagnosis: You can bet we will have more on this through the weekend and on the next Spreecast! PRINCE....congrats my man!!!!

Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!

15Apr
2014
3

A Mystery: Zooey Deschanel Talks About Working With PRINCE!

Zooey Deschanel Photo: Tommy Hilfiger

Zooey Deschanel talked to the AP recently about her fashion line, "New Girl" plus working and recording with the pop icon PRINCE!

The AP talked about Prince guest starring on the show and having a single out together. They asked if her and Prince are best buds.

ZD: He's very mysterious. I couldn't venture to call him my bud. He's too, like, aaaaah (she looks skyward in reverence). He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really wonderful person and I feel lucky to know him. It's cool because I make records with (my indie-folk duo) She & Him. We've made four records, but we've never been a pop band. The Prince thing was almost by accident, because (producers) said we'd like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they'd mixed that vocal in... and then they released it! It's so exciting.

The mystery so far will be if "FALLININLOVE2NITE" will have a video for it. May 16th is the 30th anniversary of "When Doves Cry" being released as a single. If no video by then, there will be no video...at all.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Zooey, what is Plectrum Electrum?

7Apr
2014
10

First Look: PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL “PLECTRUMELECTRUM” Vinyl!

PRETZELBODYLOGIC 3RDEYEGIRL PRINCE ARTWORK

This weekend, PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed an abbreviated set at Paisley Park After Dark where the pop icon revealed the artwork for "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" on vinyl. Today on PRINCE's Instagram, the cover and vinyl were posted.

There still is no release date but it appears to be coming soon.

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-DocFB
Diagnosis:When we have release date information, we will share.