The Legend Maceo Parker Talks James Brown, Michael Jackson, & More In New Interview With Smiley & West!

 Maceo Parker Photo: Chris Huxley

Maceo Parker did an interview with Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West and talked about James Brown, what James calling him out meant and other stories.

He shared stories on finding recording studios for James and how "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" came to be.

Maceo also talks about the first and only time he met Michael Jackson.

They also talked about the future of funk and Maceo's answer is interesting. It is obvious that FUNK is going nowhere and it is where the party is.

Maceo's new project is called "98% Funky Stuff" and U should check it out!

To listen to the FULL interview with Maceo, click on the continue reading button below!


Video: Seal Talks Exclusively To Tavis Smiley About Divorce

Seal talked candidly about the news of Heidi Klum divorcing him with Tavis Smiley today.  Seal said "the break-up will not be nasty as they are not those kind of people" to Tavis.

The way Tavis has conducted himself over the years and interviewing and knowing Seal helped him be able to ask the question and have Seal talk about the divorce.

Seal remained cool and collected, all while still wearing his wedding ring.

Seal said that they will remain civil.  Reports today said that the main reason for Heidi and him separating were because of Seal's temper that he cannot control and has lost it in front of their kids.

Seal says that "their love hasn't changed at all" and it "is difficult times" for him.

Him wearing the wedding ring and the way he talked, it seems that he is hoping that things can be worked out by remaining civil.

All marriages have hard times, and if the reports of Seal's anger is part of the marriage falling apart, here is hoping that he works on it and that the marriage can be saved or salvaged.-DocFB


Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise, & Bono Party With Prince!

House of Blues Marquee. Photo: Cody B.
House of Blues Marquee. Photo: Cody B.

House of Blues Marquee. Photo: Cody B.

Prince played the House of Blues Wednesday night and brought along enough star power to rival the American Idol Finale!

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Charlie Sheen, David Spade, Dan Akroyd, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Sanna Hamri, and later in the night, Bono.

The celebs went crazy with Prince as he did his classics such as "U Got The Look", "Mountains" and "Let's Work" along with a new song called "U Will Be With Me" that impressed the audience.  Tom Cruise and others were on the move all night. 

After the show, Tom reached over to Katie with a huge smile on his face.   Charlie Sheen did not want to mingle with the Hollywood elite on the 2nd floor and chose to instead chill by the soundboard on the first floor.  Very interesting.  This was one of Charlie's first public appearances since Ashton Kutcher was named to replace him on "2 and Half Men."  Only Prince can bring Charlie out.

Later in the night, Bono joined in the fun watching Prince play until 4 in the morning!

Prince has 3 more shows at the Forum this Weekend in L.A., Friday Saturday and Sunday.  We can't think of a better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend then partying with Prince.  Good seats are still available on Ticketmaster.com-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Even Celebs Love The Purple Funk!

PS. For a Full Review Of ALL Shows, Go HERE!!!!!


Reviews: Prince’s Pulls A Trifecta At The House of Blues

House Of Blues Shot. Photo: Cody B.
House Of Blues Shot. Photo: Cody B.

House Of Blues Shot. Photo: Cody B.

Prince pulled a trifecta at the House of Blues Wednesday night, providing over 8 hours of rock, funk, and soul that entertained, mesmerized, frustrated, and added to Prince's legend as the greatest living live musician of all time.

Prince took the stage after 9 P.M. and the upstairs area had more star power than American Idol that night with Tom Cruise, Katy Holmes, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Dan Akroyd, Dr. Cornel West, Sanna Hamri,Tavis Smiley, Charlie Sheen, David Spade, Kelis, and later in the night, Bono.

For the full review of all  the shows, CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Prince Announces More Forum Dates!!!

Prince. Photo Courtesy of NPG Records For Use By Dr.Funkenberry.com
Prince. Photo Courtesy of NPG Records For Use By Dr.Funkenberry.com

Prince Copyright NPG Records 2010

Prince has just announced that he will be continuing his 21 nights in L.A. by doing 3 Forum Dates this weekend, April 28th, April 29th, and April 30th.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday respectively. 

Tickets will be going on sale Tomorrow, April 26th, at 12 Noon pacific time.  That is just a little over 48 hours before the first show.

Tickets will still be $25.00  and Mint Condition will be opening for him on Friday, like they did last week.  No word yet on Thursday or Saturday's opening acts or surprise guests.  Chaka Khan and Larry Graham were Saturday's guests (Chaka was also opening act.)  and Alicia Keys was a special surprise guest. 

Since Prince's Forum run started taking place, it has been a who's who of Hollywood going to see him such as Matt Damon, Lea Michele, Justin Timberlake, Tavis Smiley, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardiem, and more. 

Prince is the ultimate performer and even with tickets going on sale at such short notice, we are sure the Forum will be filled, just like your prescription of funk.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  If You Have Plans, You May Need To Break Them

Prince & The Twinz. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Copyright NPG Records 2011

Prince & The Twinz. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Copyright NPG Records 2011


Maxwell Talks To Tavis Smiley

Oh Maxwell, where have you been? We have missed your smooth love songs, please tell Tavis what went wrong, why you left and...........

Wait! Do I really want to know?  Honestly, I really don't give a **** as long as he is back and is promoting a new album :)


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