Category Archives: Funk

George Clinton Shares New Parliament Song

 

George Clinton is bringing his Parliament group back with a new album and the first single is “I’m Gon Make You Sick Of Me” featuring Scarface. Parliment has not had an album since Trombipulation from 1980. Clinton had a question and answer session on Reddit this week and explained that after the Funkadelic’s 2014 First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate it was Parliament’s turn for new music.

Share

Funkateer Bootsy Collins and Bishop Don “Magic” Juan Bring the Funk in 2018 with a House Party, Players Ball, Video Shoot Affair

Los Angeles – Sunday, January 28, 2018, Grammy night will be on fire from coast to coast as West Coast party goers, players and pranksters will have their own affair to blast into the future in full musical gear! New York may have the Grammys, but Hollywood will boast the funk as Honeycomb Entertainment Productions, in conjunction with Kevin Rouse’s Rouse House Entertainment present “The Bootsy Collins Players Ball Hi-On-Heels House Party and Video Shoot,” at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood. In a rare West Coast appearance, the heroic bass god himself, William “Bootsy” Collins,” will be hosted by legendary hip-hop personality Bishop Don “Magic” Juan, alongside celebrity friends and family as he shoots a video for his new single release, “Hi-On-Heels.” DJ Don Juan and DJ Paradise will bring the noise throughout the night! Ladies are encouraged to wear their highest heels and gents their sharpest threads as this Los Angeles-based Grammy night event will galvanize the new year with a titanic blast! OHM Nightclub is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 433, in Hollywood. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

William “Bootsy” Collins is an iconic figure in R&B, soul, rock and funk. He launched his career early on with the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown in the late 1960s before establishing his full funk presence with the “Father of Funk” George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic in the ’70s. Collins’ driving bass guitar and tongue-in-cheek lyrical prowess established him as an unforgettable persona in the music industry and beyond. His vast musical catalogue is heralded internationally for his driving and uniquely rhythmic master grooves. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. “Hi-On-Heels” is his latest release from his most current melodious chapter, Word Wide Funk on the Mascot Label. The project oozes with Collins’ signature cosmic sound and is an unadulterated 15-track tour de force album!
Share

Watch Chaka Khan Apply Her Signature Look

Watch Chaka Khan create her signature look for Vogue magazine. Khan humbly applies makeup for her day and nighttime styles while inspiring the viewers with her timeless beauty that still stands at age 64. The Queen Of Funk is on tour now and she just performed on Taraji P. Henson’s White Hot Holidays Fox special and at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Share

Rare Vinyl Copies Of Prince’s Black Album Are On Sale

Prince’s 1987 Black Album is one of his most controversial releases because of the way he condemned it as being “evil” causing Warner Brothers to destroy the 500, 000 vinyl copies. The Black Album was later released on cassette and CD  in 1994 but no more vinyl was pressed. As a result, it has become a much sought-after collector’s item. Jeff Gold, a former executive at Warner Brothers recently came across five unsealed copies of the album from a former colleague who found them in a closet. Gold has sold one copy of The Black Album and the others are on sale at his website RecordMecca. He intends to keep one and possibly sell another at an auction. The last final copy is selling for $20,000.

Share

Prince’s Last Year Looked At In Documentary

 

The last year of Prince’s life is the subject of a new documentary from Lincoln Square Productions. Prince’s Last Year is a look at the most important events during the last 12 months of his life including his secret show at the White House and the Piano & A Microphone tour. Channel 4 in Great Britain gave the job to the production company for the film that has interviews with CeeLo Green, Al Sharpton, Van Jones, George Clinton and singer Eryn Allen Kane.  Prince’s activism, politics and his secret addiction to painkillers are all addressed in the piece. So far the one-hour film does not have an international distributor limiting its ability to be seen outside the U.K.

Share