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Music Stars React to Drummer Clyde Stubblefield's Death

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Clyde Stubblefield of Copyright Criminals All Star Band performs on March 29, 2011.

Music stars are reacting to the death of Clyde Stubblefield, the influencial drummer for James Brown, who died Saturday (Feb. 18) at age 73.

While a member of Brown’s backing band, Stubblefield performed on such classic funk songs as "Cold Sweat," "Ain't It Funky Now," "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” and "I Got the Feelin’.”

His solo from Brown's 1970 single for "Funky Drummer" has also been sampled by numerous hip-hop acts, including Public Enemy, N.W.A, Dr. Dre, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., and the Beastie Boys.

Read the social media tributes from Questlove, Bootsy Collins, and Garbage  below.