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Bootsy Collins Cancels Tour Dates
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Bootsy Collins Cancels Tour Dates

Funk bass legend Bootsy Collins has canceled all of his current tour dates after being diagnosed with a tumor behind his ear. The bassist will undergo surgery very soon with the doctor recommending canceling his performances. Collins announced the news on his Facebook page with a positive attitude. “Yep Funkateers! I found out last week that I had to get...

Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)
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Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

A few days ago, Parliament-Funkadelic took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their 1978 hit “Flashlight.” Alissia Benveniste laid down the groove on bass, while Bootsy Collins backed up the band on drums. Bootsy played drums on the original track, thanks to the fact that Bernie Worrell played the bass line on three connected Minimoog...

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
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“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Bill Laswell Record is a Bass Extravaganza
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Bill Laswell Record is a Bass Extravaganza

The latest release from experimental composer/bassist/producer Bill Laswell is absolutely all about the bass. The seven-track piece, Bass Culture, features not only Laswell, but a divers group of bassists including funk icon Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band), Robbie Shakespeare (one half of reggae legends Sly & Robbie), Jah Wobble (P.I.L.) and Gabe Katz (noise rockers Blind Idiot...

Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out
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Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out

We’re celebrating funk bass legend Bootsy Collins’ birthday today. Here’s a great clip of Collins laying down the groove with fellow James Brown band alumni Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on Letterman in 1990. Happy birthday, Bootsy!

James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live at the Olympia, 1971
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James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live at the Olympia, 1971

If you haven’t seen the James Brown documentary Mr. Dynamite yet, you’re missing out. It follows the iconic soul singer’s rise to the top of charts with incredible interview segments with his musicians. Of course, one of the film’s highlights is the introduction of Bootsy Collins into Brown’s band. Collins offers deep insight into his relationship with Brown as well...

Bootsy’s Rubber Band: Another Point of View, Live 1976
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Bootsy’s Rubber Band: Another Point of View, Live 1976

We’re going old school today with a clip of Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band in concert from 1976. Taken from their concert at the Summit in Houston, Texas, the video has Bootsy and the gang getting down on “Another Point of View.” The performance came just two months after the release of the bassist’s debut solo album, Stretchin’ Out...

Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass
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Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line. The Warwick RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass is built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard....

Billy Cox and Bootsy Collins to Join Experience Hendrix Tour 2014
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Billy Cox and Bootsy Collins to Join Experience Hendrix Tour 2014

The Experience Hendrix Tour is back for its eighth run, and this year is set to be another spectacular show. Leading the charge is bassist Billy Cox who will be a constant member of the tour’s rhythm section. Cox is the only musician, apart from Hendrix himself, who was a member of both the Band of Gypsys and the Jimi...

James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)
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James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)

Here’s some terrific old school music for you, with an 18 year old Bootsy Collins laying it down for James Brown. This performance of “Brother Rapp” was filmed in 1971, like another video we featured of The Godfather of Soul with Bootsy from the same year.

Bootsy Collins: Psychoticbumpschool, Live in Houston 1976
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Bootsy Collins: Psychoticbumpschool, Live in Houston 1976

Prepare to get funky. Here’s a ridiculously awesome clip of Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band live in Houston, Texas in 1976 – the same year Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band came out. The energy in this song is off the wall, and it’s non-stop funkin’ for ten minutes.

Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour
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Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour

The Experience Hendrix tour is gearing up for a new year, and they’ve added bassist Bootsy Collins to the mix. Bootsy joins the tour for eight dates. Bassist Billy Cox, the only surviving member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, once again is part of the tour, handling the other dates. Bootsy is no stranger to...