The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who turns 77 in July, recently underwent pacemaker surgery. However, he emphasizes that the procedure wasn’t a factor in his decision.
“Truth be told,” adds Clinton, “It’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”
Between now and New Year’s, Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic have more than 50 dates scheduled, including performances in Europe and Japan; head to GeorgeClinton.com for all the dates.
In addition to a catalog of classic hits that includes “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk),” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Flash Light” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” Clinton released a new single in January. “I’m Gon Make You Sick O’Me,” featuring Scarface, will appear on the forthcoming album Medicaid Fraud Dog due later this year.