Comerica’s Cityfest will become a funk-fest when George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic hits the MotorCity Casino Hotel Stage presented by The Detroit News at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The inventor of P-Funk is easily one of the most influential forces in music. Clinton continues to be creative, making music that is one of a kind. While he was in Los Angeles working in the studio, Clinton took some time out to chat with The Detroit News.
Q. You have influenced so many in the music world from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Outkast. What inspires you?
A. Any time someone says, “That ain’t real music,” like hip-hop or whatever, that’s the stuff I gravitate to. No matter how crazy the music sounds, that’s the thing I rush to right quick.