EMINEM is about to appear on ESPN alongside Brent Musburger. Why does he all of a sudden look spaced out?
I knew we were about to show the 'Berzerk' video, so I was doing what I call the Berzerk face," he says. "The whole song to me feels like vintage Beastie Boys. And you know the 'Pass the Mic' video where Ad-Rock is making that face, kind of not looking the camera? I was doing my own version."
Eminem discusses this in the new issue of Rolling Stone with Eminem on the cover. This is Em's 8th cover of Rolling Stone.
He talks about that this is the happiest he has ever been and that rap saved him although because of that he considers himself to be an idiot savant.
There is no such thing as bad publicity anymore. Anyone who told you otherwise is living in the 90's like Arsenio Hall. Miley Cyrus has her and everyone else's tongue's wagging in the past month. So much so that Rolling Stone has put her on the cover. Naked.
Miley opened up about her MTV VMA performance with Robin Thicke stating "no one is talking about the man behind the ass, are they?":
"Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn't. I thought that's what the VMAs were all about! It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style. It's supposed to be fun!"
"No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of 'Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,' but never, 'Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.' They're only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there's a double standard.”
"America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong. Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It's a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word 'f**k.' And I'm like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you're not allowed to say 'f**k'? It's like when they bleeped 'molly' at the VMAs. Look what I'm doing up here right now, and you're going to bleep out 'molly'? Whatever."
She has a point. I am agreeing with Molly....er..I mean Miley.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Will a man pose on Rolling Stone in a couple of a months mocking Miley? Say...Will Farell? Hmm...
PRINCE and 3rdEyeGirl have just been ranked #2 BEST LIVE BAND to see right now by Rolling Stone magazine!
He's never sounded better, his band 3rd Eye Girl is fire-hot and he's plundering his back catalog with a vengeance;
Our photo of the moment is Johnny Depp on the cover of Rolling Stone for the upcoming "Lone Ranger" movie.
When people ask me why do I cover more than just funk artists on DrFunkenberry.com I ask them "Does Rolling Stone just cover rock & roll?" No, they don't. You can't pigeonhole yourself.
Also, if you can describe FUNK, then it isn't really funky now is it?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Come on Kemosabe!
Billie Joe Armstrong came clean when it came to his new interview with Rolling Stone magazine; he was a functioning alcoholic.
The lead singer of Green Day, who will be doing their first show since BJ exited rehab on March 10th, was very straightforward.
“I played onstage loaded a lot. I'd have anywhere from two to six beers and a couple of shots before I went onstage, then go and play the gig and drink for the rest of the evening on the bus.”
“Fall asleep, wake up the next day, feel like s***, do sound-check... it was over and over again. In that way, I was a functioning alcoholic. I've been trying to get sober since 1997, right around Nimrod. But I didn't want to be in any programs. Sometimes, being a drunk, you think you can take on the whole world by yourself. This was the last straw. I had no choices anymore,”
He also talked about his addiction to pills;
“I started combining them to a point where I didn't know what I was taking during the day and what I was taking at night. It was just this routine. My backpack sounded like a giant baby rattle."
The singer wrote a song about Amy Winehouse and did not learn her lesson. We are hoping this time, through his own experiences, he learned his own lessons.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Glad you're better....but don't fall into old habits again BJ.
John Mayer has made many songs with ex-girlfriends as inspiration. Taylor Swift made a song about Mayer entitled "Dear John" and he is not happy about it.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, John says he feels "humiliated" and that it was a "lousy" thing for Swift to do.
"It made me feel terrible."
"Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
The song in question is "Dear John" released in 2010 on her "Speak Now" album and while John was taking a hiatus from things.
The lyrics in question are:
"Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?
John stated "I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,"
"I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"
When asked about the song's line, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?" Mayer says, "I don't want to go into that."
"I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he says. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bullshit."
We have a feeling John talking about it will make Taylor write another song about him. We wonder if right now she is somewhere grabbing her chest and saying "me? Oh my gosh!" in surprise.
The lyrics and music are posted below. What do you think of the song and John's reactions?-DocFB
Never Shout Never debuted their new video "Time Travel" on AOL Music today.
The CD of the same name came out today and is on sale for $9.99.
Rolling Stone had this to say about the CD:
"Time Travel was produced by the musicians themselves, acting for the first time as a real band. And it shows. What follows is the sound of a fully realized, four-piece unit at their moment of self-discovery."
Never Shout Never is from Joplin, Mo and as you may have heard, the city was wiped out earlier this year by a tornado. The band visited the aftermath of the tornado and you can see the footage HERE.
The band kicks off a nation-wide tour and you can find the dates below:
Here is some behind the scenes footage of Katy Perry's Rolling Stone shoot. Wowza. OK, I officially envy Russell Brand. He can make a craptastic movie like an "Arthur" remake, but he always gives you that look that he is doing things to Katy Perry you only wish you could.
Sigh. Enjoy the behind the scenes footage while I go read the latest Spider-Man graphic novel and cry.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Just A Teenage Dream
Looking a little bit like a Star Wars villain, Eminem is on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone, explaining the road back to hell.
Here is a preview of the Eminem Interview with Rolling Stone:
Do you think it’s hard for you to trust women?
I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever. Right now, that works for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years. I kind of feel like I’m just now finding my footing. So I want to make sure that’s secure before I go out and do anything else. I need to keep working on myself for a while.
What about your love life? Do you date?
Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie—I just can’t. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.
Yea, for some reason, we just can't see Eminem getting caught by TMZ cameras partying it up. We haven't yet, have we?-Dr.FB