Van Halen Not So Secret L.A. Show Tonight

Van Halen has a not so secret gig at the L.A. Forum tonight.  Full dress rehearsal for upcoming tour.

It seems the show is for friends and family only.

The band played a private show at the Jim Henson studios last week.

We will keep you updated on any other info about this show.....-DocFB


Foo’s Dave Grohl Drumming For Cage The Elephant

Dave Grohl. Photo: PA
Dave Grohl. Photo: PA

Dave Grohl. Photo: PA

Dave Grohl is showing that it is really great to be on a tour with him. Their opening act's drummer had surgery but instead of replacing the band, Dave Grohl has stepped in as the band's drummer.

Cage The Elephant's drummer Jared Champion had his appendix burst on Monday and is still recovering. Enter Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman, and in case you didn't know, the drummer for a little band named Nirvana.

The Foo Fighters are playing the Forum tonight so you might want to get there early to check out Cage The Elephant with Dave on drums.

If someone from the Foo's is reading this, would love to interview Dave about something that should have happened at the Forum earlier this year and to catch Friday's show to cover for the site.  Just putting it out there.

Check out Dave as the drummer for Cage The Elephant below.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Dave Has A Stairway To Heaven...For Sure...


Prince Thanks The Purple People!

Prince Welcome 2 America Thank You

Prince Welcome 2 America Thank You

With 21 Nights done in Los Angeles, Prince wants to thank you, the quarter of a million people who saw him during his 21 Night Stand.

Special thanks to George Lopez, The Troubadour, House Of Blues, Live Nation, The Fabulous Forum, and all of you Purple People who will keep Inglewood Swingin'!

What a fun and funktastic time it was.  Much Love to Prince and all of you for making this happen.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Can We Do It 1 More Time?  No?  OK


Mary J. Blige To Open For Prince This Weekend!

Mary J. Blige Promo Photo

Mary J. Blige Promo Photo

Exciting news! Mary J. Blige will be opening for PRINCE this Saturday May 28th at The Forum in Los Angeles.

The news comes from Liv Warfield and her twitter account.-Dr.FB

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Diagnosis:  That's The 411!


Video: Prince & The NPG With Sheila E. “Ur’e The 1 4 Me” Live Performance

Here is PRINCE & The New Power Generation along with special guest Sheila E. and The Twinz along with Shelby J. on lead vocals perfoming "U're The 1 4 Me" a funk soul classic by D-Train.

21 Nights in L.A. Are you ready?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Nothing But A Party


Prince Announces L.A. Shows!!! Tix On Sale TODAY For First 3 At The Forum


Prince announced last week that he'll be playing a Twenty One Nite stand in the Los Angeles area as part of his Welcome 2 America concert tour. We got more details today in a press release from LiveNation. Highlights include:

- The first 3 shows will be at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 14, Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 12 at 10am Pacific time via ticketmaster.com.

- In an effort to make the show affordable for all of his fans, Prince has declared that roughly 85% of all tickets will be available at $25, inclusive of all service fees.

- Citi cardmembers will have access to preferred seats through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete details visit citiprivatepass.com

No word yet on who the special guests will be for each show, but past artists in New York, Oakland and the Carolinas have included Esperanza Spalding, Maceo Parker, Graham Central Station, Santana, Lalah Hathaway, Cee Lo Green, Cassandra Wilson, and Sheila E.

So that's 3 shows we know of so far, 18 more to go. LiveNation says that additional L.A. dates and special guests will be announced shortly. We're loving those ticket prices because that means more purple hippies will be able to go multiple shows.

And don't forget to tune into the Lopez Tonight show on TBS this Wednesday night to catch Prince and the NPG performing live.

Hold on 2 your wigs, y'all! It's about 2 get funky. - Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  L.A. Will Never Be The Same.  Never!

Update:  I want to send an apology to Prince and his camp and Drfunkenberry readers.  We were sent this fantastic image over the weekend along with other information.  Unfortunately, it hit an old email address and was not posted/shared as quickly as we normally do.  This problem has been taken care of n the Dr. takes responsibility on his end n  rest assured, as soon as we get info, it will be shared with DrFunkenberry.com


Video: Prince’s 21 Nights In L.A. Announcement On Lopez! Watch Now!

For those that missed it when we exclusively told you that PRINCE was going to call into Lopez tonight and announce that he will be doing George's show next week, and kicking off 21 nights at The Fabulous Forum, here it is.

L.A., it's about to get funky. Um...can you pass some of that footspray over?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: The Puerto Rican Brother From Another Mother Is Ready

Update:  Notice how we say he will be kicking off the shows at the Forum.  Reason why we did not say all shows is not all shows will be at Forum.  Will update as info becomes available...