1. George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell Talk 'Finding The Funk' - and Getting Paid for It - at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2013 7:08 PM EDT 3 1.003 k 45 8 0 What began -- on paper, at least -- as a discussion on the documentary "Finding the Funk" by producers Nelson George and Arthur Baker (who moderated the conversation) quickly ran off the rails and became as much an exploration o ...

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  3. Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Funkadelic Guitarist, Dies at 66

    August 10, 2010 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins, a veteran of James Brown's J.B.'s, Parliament-Funkadelic and his younger brother William "Bootsy" Collins ' Rubber Band, passed away at his home in Cincinnati on Aug. 6 a ...

  4. Prince Paul: Birth Of Baby Elephant

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Witness the birth of Baby Elephant, an acid funk project Prince Paul started with Newkirk and Parliament/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The trio spent a year collaborating in the studio on On a balmy summer night, legendary hip-hop produc ...

  5. Snoop, Buckethead Light Up Bootsy Xmas Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins' first holiday album, "Christmas Is 4-Ever." Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests cont ...

  6. Guy Rolls With Richards, Santana On New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to John Mayer and Keb' Mo' on his new album, "Bring 'Em In." Due Sept. 20 via Jive, the set finds the 2005 Rock and Roll Hal Buddy Guy collaborates ...

  7. O.A.R. Tells 'Stories' On New Studio Disc

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for L ...

  8. Franti, Doughty To Rock Slamdance

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Somewhat edgier than its better-known Sundance cousin, this year's Slamdance Film Festival will offer its share of musical treats to entertain moviegoers. Somewhat edgier than its better-known Sundance cousin, this year's Slamdance Film Fe ...

  9. Miles to Miles

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer/keyboardist Jason Miles, whose synthesizer programming was instrumental to Miles Davis' sonically adventurous 1986 album "Tutu," brings many of the top names in jazz together to create the so Producer/keyboardist Jason Miles, ...

  10. The Big Eyeball in the Sky

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band has up its sleeve, it's not a play-by-numbers attempt at mainstream popularity. With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Br ...

  11. Version 2 Version—A Dub Transmission

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating experience. The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating ...

  12. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Ste ...

  13. Bruce Recovering From Liver Transplant

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant surgery. Following the successful Sept. 19 procedure, the musician's body rejected the new organ, and infection an Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recoverin ...

  14. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gov't Mule In Too 'Deep' Three years after the death of founding bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the release this week of "The Deepest End" (ATO), a two-CD/D ...

  15. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 ...

  16. Gov't Mule Plans Road 'Rebirth'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes, will hit the road this fall on its Rebirth of the Mule tour. With former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson's ba Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by ...

  17. Jam Bands Tapped For Big Easy Concert Series

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New Orleans' Superfly During Jazzfest concert series. The seventh annual event will run concurrently with the city's mass Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen ...

  18. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has s ...

  19. Santana, Snoop, Bootsy Set For ESPY Awards

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the 2002 ESPY Awards, which honor outstanding sports achievements. The 10th annual event will be hosted by actor S Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Col ...

  20. Blues Explosion Powers Up For Spring Tour

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will kick off a 21-show North American tour April 25 in Washington, D.C. The trek comes in support of the group's upcoming album "Plastic Fang," due April 9 via Matador. It Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will ...

  21. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Rocking 'Fang'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing at the Matador Records offices in lower Manhattan. "We just wanted to make a more traditional record. And, personally, I was looking f "It was kind of a challenge ...

  22. Mos Def Heads To Broadway

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in the Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog" beginning in April. The artist (real name: Dante Smith) replaces Don Cheadle in t As tipped here in December, rapper Mos ...

  23. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," w ...

  24. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January d ...

  25. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't ...

  26. Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-p Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reu ...

  27. Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin Saluted At N.Y. Fest

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival will host an all-star celebration of a trio of fallen rock heroes. Dubbed the Thirty Year Jam, the June 30 event will pay tribute to Doors singe The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes f ...

  28. Mos Def's Rock Band Finishing Up Debut Album

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Johnson, the new rock band fronted by rapper Mos Def, is finishing up work on its Rawkus debut album, tentatively titled "Black Bastard." The group, which also includes Bad Brains guitarist Dr. K Jack Johnson, the new rock band fronte ...