Drfunkenberry.com
8Aug
2012
1

Prince, The Foo Fighters, Roger Waters & Sade Nominated For Australian Helpmann Award


PRINCE along with the Foo Fighters and Sade are nominated for the Helpmann Award Nominations. Australia’s Helpmann Awards recognise excellence in live entertainment.

Also nominated is Roger Waters.

Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Australia’s Helpmann Awards recognise excellence in live entertainment.

Frontier Touring toured Foo Fighters, Live Nation brought out Roger Waters, Gary Van Egmond and Chugg Entertainment toured Prince and Michael Coppel toured Sade.

They have all been nominated for the Best International Contemporary Concert.

Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry

Here is the category:

Best International Contemporary Concert
Foo Fighters w/ special guests Tenacious D Stadium Tour 2011
Foo Fighters and The Frontier Touring Company

Prince Welcome 2 Australia
Prince, Van Egmond Group & Chugg Entertainment

Roger Waters’ The Wall Live
Roger Waters and Live Nation Australasia

Sade
Sade and Michael Coppel Present

The award is voted within the industry and not by fans.

Roger Waters, Foo Fighters with Tenacious D, Sade, AND Prince? Seems like the winner her was Australia!!!

Who do U think will win?-DocFB

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

13Mar
2012
2

Taylor Swift Tops Billboards Biggest Earners List

Taylor Swift Grammys
Taylor Swift Grammys

Taylor Swift. Photo: GettyImages.com

Taylor Swift topped the Billboard Biggest Earners list, pulling in $35.7 million from album sales and songwriting royalties. She pulled in another $88.5 million from her "Speak Now" tour.

Who rounded out the top 10?  Click the continue reading button below;

9Mar
2012
14

Drfunkenberry.com: 8 Million Page Views & 25,000 Comments Later: Announcing A Change In Direction

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Hello everyone. Sometime last week, Drfunkenberry.com hit over 8 million page views and has now over 25,000 comments posted. All of this could not be done without you.

I really want to thank everyone and anyone who has been to this site.  It means a lot to me.  The site's success is because of you.

I left my job last April to do the site full-time in order to be able to attend events for exclusive videos and photos, conduct interviews, along with day-to-day operations.  It hasn't panned out exactly the way I have hoped, but by remaining independent, I have been able to cover artists that may not be covered by the mainstream media and also find new talent without being forced to feed you garbage.

We have covered many aspects of the celebrity world, trying to keep it classy and not trashy.  The main thing is that the ways of events being covered in the blogosphere (God, I hate that word.) has changed.  It didn't used to matter if you were some rinky dink site or a mighty big one.  If you broke the story or covered it first, you showed up first in the search engines.  No more.  Even if you break a story hours before say TMZ, if they report on it after you, they show up first.  It's not me bitching; it is the truth.

The main thing is my passion is music and music news.  From now on, we will be covering music news and artists in general.  We will still cover big events like say "The Dark Knight Rises" or "The Avengers" movie and if a music celebrity gets engaged or what not.  But no more Snooki crap.  The main focus will be on music.

With that change, we can give you more of what you love and more of what you want.  I think it's a win-win situation, don't you?

I also want to spend a special thank you out to artists who have supported the site over the years, most specifically to Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Adam Lambert, Sade, Bruno Mars, Dave Grohl, John Mayer and Nikka Costa.  Your support and love means the world to me.  You have no idea.

To the 25,000 comments and commenters, thank you.  A special shout out to justmemuchlove and Violet(wherever you are) for the support from the start.

The people who retweet the stories and post links to your Facebook and social media sites, we thank you as well.  Every tweet and post helps.  Believe me.

We will be announcing some changes next week and you will see some new things on the site that I hope you enjoy.

If you wish to donate to keep the site free and independent, please do.

You can donate on the right side of the site where it says buy the Doc a Root Beer.  Any amount is appreciated and needed.

Thanks again for your support.  Here is to another 8 million funky page views and then some.-DocFB

28Aug
2011
9

Review: There Is Nothing Like The Sade Concert Experience!

Sade. Photo Taken By DrFunkenberry
Sade. Photo Taken By DrFunkenberry

Sade. Photo Taken By DrFunkenberry

I saw Sade in concert recently and it was an amazing concert experience! Not only did I meet some great people before the show but the John Legend and Sade blew my mind for the next 3 hours.

I was told Sade tours about as much as people see Haley's Comet, so I had to go. She did it all. "Smooth Operator" Cherish The Day" Paradise" "No Ordinary Love" and the latest smash "Soldier Of Love" and I must say, there had to be some mad loving made by those in attendance after the show.

Sade. Photo Taken By DrFunkenberry

Sade. Photo Taken By DrFunkenberry

Sade laid it down for almost 2 hours with a smile and genuine love for the Los Angeles crowd. I am sure she is like that everywhere but someone needs to lock up this performance and put it on DVD!! This show was hot.

It put me in a good place. Relaxed, chill, and sexy. How else would you want it? It was a hot summer night and Sade cooled us down with some sultry music.

Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry

Sade. Photo By: Dr. Funkenberry

Sade is in the Bay Area weekend this week and still on tour. Be sure to check her out.

Make sure to also check Drfunkenberry's Facebook Fan Page for more photos of Sade live.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  I'm Yours....Your Mine....Like Paradise

7Jul
2011
1

Video Premiere: Sade “Love Is Found”

 

Sade has released a new video from her "Ultimate" CD and it is a performance clip.

Just like Sade, it is different and distinct.  "Love Is Found" is shot in black and white keeping focus on the stage and her dancers on the screen only.  Although it is taken from a performance, the sound is from the CD version of the song. 

You do hear the crowd at the end so take it for what it's worth.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  On Tour With John Legend.  A MUST SEE!

8Apr
2011
1

New Sade!!! “The Moon & The Sky” Featuring Jay-Z! Listen Now!~

Sade: The Ultimate Collection Cover
Sade: The Ultimate Collection Cover

Sade: The Ultimate Collection Cover

It's days like this, I love my job.  We just got our hands on the new Sade track "Moon & The Sky" featuring Jay-Z.

Upon my first listen, it sounds dark, but then again "Soldier Of Love" sounded that way as well.

The Collection drops on May 3rd and will be a 2 disc set.

What do you think of that cover?  Sheer hotness and gorgeous beauty.  Love it!

What do you think of the new Sade with Jay-Z?  Funk It or Dunk It?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Ain't Gonna Let This Version Go....