1. George Clinton Talks EDM and Working With Flying Lotus in New Interview

    December 29, 2016 12:13 PM EST There may not be a funkier man alive than George Clinton . The Parliament and Funkadelic band leader is synonymous with the genre, and has personified its colorful style and rhythms for generations, but even he fights to remain relevant in the ever-evolving music scene. He recently opened up…

  2. George Clinton Announces Mardi Gras Madness Tour

    November 16, 2016 3:23 PM EST With the famed New Orleans celebration fast approaching, George Clinton announced his Mardi Gras Madness tour Wednesday (Nov. 16). The funk-soul legend, along with his Parliament Funkadelic band, will bring Mardi Gras to states across the nation.  Kicking off in February 2017 -- the same…

  3. Afropunk 2016 Day 1 Highlights: Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Tyler, the Creator & More

    August 28, 2016 1:40 PM EDT Summer may be at its tail end, but Afropunk, an annual music festival at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park is known for sending the season off with bang. Afropunk Founders Talk Expanding the 'Alternative Black Culture' Fest: 'We're Still Not Having Our Stories…

  4. Amp Fiddler Flips Through Funk, House & Techno On 'Motor City Booty'

    August 27, 2016 2:30 PM EDT In the age of 20 Feet From Stardom and archival record labels, there are more chances than ever to correct the oversights of history and bring crucial background players the recognition they deserve. It's about time that tide reached Amp Fiddler, who remains relatively unknown despite…

  5. New George Clinton Album Coming to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Label

    August 24, 2016 12:15 PM EDT George Clinton releasing an album on your record label? Check that off Flying Lotus ' bucket list. Help Flying Lotus Make His First Movie 'Kuso' Clinton and FlyLo announced the upcoming LP on Los Angeles National Public Radio affiliate KCRW. The friendship started when George…

  6. Living Colour to Address Police Shootings on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Mixtape 'Who Shot Ya?'

    July 21, 2016 2:53 PM EDT In the midst of making its new album  Shade ,  Living Colour plans to address the recent rash of police shootings and other domestic violence situations with new songs -- as well as a special new project built around the Notorious B.I.G. 's 1995 hit "Who Shot Ya?" The quartet…

  7. George Clinton: 'The World Is a Little Less Funky' Without Bernie Worrell

    June 24, 2016 9:42 PM EDT George Clinton has been making music with his Parliament-Funkadelic bandmate Bernie Worrell on and off since the early 1970s, but that collaboration officially came to an end Friday (June 24) when Worrell died at age 72 following a battle with lung cancer. 10 Definitive Bernie Worrell Moments…

  8. Soul Sisters Podcast: Kendra Foster on Parliament-Funkadelic, Writing with D'Angelo and Connecting to Her Destiny on New Album

    June 21, 2016 2:27 PM EDT "It’s very Forrest Gump -y," Kendra Foster says about the ways in which all the pieces of her life have fit together, from her place in mentor George Clinton 's legendary  Parliament-Funkadelic  to her Grammy-winning collaboration with  D'Angelo on his acclaimed Black…

  9. George Clinton Remembers Prince as the 'Epitome' of a Rock Star

    April 26, 2016 6:49 PM EDT Prince 's funk came from a lot of sources, but one of the primary ones was George Clinton . The two became friends after meeting during the late '70s, and Prince repaid the favor of any influence Clinton provided by signing Dr. Funkenstein to his Paisley Park Records label during…

  10. Kendrick Lamar, Funkadelic & Ice Cube Team for 'Star Wars'-Inspired Music Video

    March 25, 2016 11:40 AM EDT George Clinton  puts the soul in solar system for  Funkadelic 's "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? (Remix)" video featuring  Kendrick Lamar  and  Ice Cube . Soul Clap on Working with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Exclusive Mix and Q&A The…

  11. 'Little' Louie Vega's 'Just The Way I Like It' Starring Cassio Ware: Exclusive Premiere

    March 15, 2016 1:24 PM EDT As half of Masters At Work, one of the most important production/DJ teams on the New York scene in the early '90s, “Little” Louie Vega helped define an earthy yet effervescent strain of house music that percolated through the city and beyond. Not all dance hits make the jump from the…

  12. George Clinton Remembers David Bowie: 'The World's Gonna Miss a Hell of a Creator'

    January 12, 2016 11:22 AM EST David Bowie 's death on Sunday (Jan. 10) after an 18-month battle with cancer -- just two days after releasing his final, critically acclaimed album on his 69th birthday -- has left the music world reeling. But Bowie didn't just touch one genre; throughout his extensive, five-decade…

  13. Parliament Funkadelic Legend Bernie Worrell Diagnosed With Two Forms of Cancer

    January 05, 2016 5:57 PM EST Bernie Worrell, one of the greatest and most influential keyboard players of the past 40-plus years and a pillar of the legendary Parliament Funkadelic , has been diagnosed with two types of cancer. His wife Judie Worrell revealed on her Facebook page and confirmed to the Asbury Park Press…

  14. Kendrick Lamar Drops New Tune With Funkadelic: Listen

    September 25, 2015 7:56 AM EDT Earlier this year, master of funk George Clinton joined Kendrick Lamar on the first track of his sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly, for a duet that set the project's eclectic tone. The pair aren't done collaborating yet, though -- Clinton's  Funkadelic just released a set…

  15. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for overwhelmed newcomers -- a far cry from the…

  16. Drum'n'Bass Group Rudimental on Hooking Up With Heavyweights Donald Fagen and George Clinton for Upcoming Album

    June 26, 2015 6:05 PM EDT British drum'n'bass troupe Rudimental scored hits through collaborations with John Newman , Emeli Sande and others on its 2013 debut, Home . For follow-up We the Generation (Sept. 18, Major Tom's/Big Beat), the quartet upped the ante, scoring several dream duets. Member Amir…

  17. Update: Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Gets Surprise Digital Release

    March 16, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Update, 11:00 a.m. ET: To Pimp A Butterfuly now appears in iTunes as a pre-order, with only first single "The Blacker the Berry" being available for download. The album is available in full if you search for it on Spotify. You can also listen at bop.fm. The album is scheduled for…

  18. Red Bull Music Academy New York Announces Lineup ft. FKA twigs, George Clinton, A$AP Rocky & More

    March 09, 2015 11:00 AM EDT They say third time's a charm, but Red Bull Music Academy Festival has led a charmed lineup for the past three years it has descended upon New York City for the month of May. Last year's second iteration saw such events as a block party to celebrate pioneering DJ Larry Levan , a…

  19. Kid Rock Heading 'Home' for Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

    November 09, 2012 12:56 PM EST Football fans will be getting another kick out of Kid Rock on Thanksgiving Day. Three days after he releases his new album, "Rebel Soul," Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will perform the new track "Detroit, Michigan" during the United Way Halftime Show at the…

  20. Rock Hall of Fame: 10 Things Seen & Heard Behind the Scenes

    April 15, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ronnie Wood told Billboard that he felt "a…

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