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Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education
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Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education

Bootsy Collins is reaching out to the community for donations in order to help children play music. The funk legend is asking for dollar donations to his Bootsy Collins Foundation, which is working to get instruments into the hands of children who want to play music. “I am asking my funkateer fans to make a dollar donation (or more) for...

Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork
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Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork

After a month of anticipation, Bootsy Collins has revealed his limited edition artwork, which he labels as “eye-funk.” The two pieces released are labeled “The Monument” and “The Legacy”, both depicting a larger than life Bootsy towering over Cincinnati, with hidden images scattered throughout the scene. The art is numbered and signed by Bootsy, who also adds a “funk mantra”...

Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD
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Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD

Bootsy Collins brings the words of Jimi Hendrix to life in a new 90-minute film included in the West Coast Seattle Boy Box Set. The DVD, entitled Voodoo Child, is Hendrix’s life told using the legendary guitarist’s own words and includes rare footage, photos, and personal drawings. “Every word in the film had to be what Jimi had said… It...

The Funky Bass Book
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The Funky Bass Book

Backbeat Books has released The Funky Bass Book, compiled and edited by former Bass Player magazine editor Bill Leigh. The 256 page book offers a huge collection of “funked-up wisdom and inspiration”, tracing back to the pioneers of R&B, soul and funk, to the latest hop-hop, neo-soul and Gospel. The book’s forward is by Bootsy Collins. The Funky Bass Book‘s...

Bootsy Collins Dives Into The World Of Fine Art
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Bootsy Collins Dives Into The World Of Fine Art

Funk master Bootsy Collins has announced his debut into the world of fine art. According to his new art website, the project is “the release of an art piece of which 300 drafts will exist, all numbered and signed.” Bootsy said on his Facebook page that the work will be a “MASSIVE piece of art,” and that each piece will...

Bootsy Collins: Bernie’s Interlude/ Funkentelechy
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Bootsy Collins: Bernie’s Interlude/ Funkentelechy

Here’s Bootsy Collins and his band in a live performance in 1998, performing tunes from Fresh Outta ‘P’ University. Bernie Worrell (keyboards) is featured big time in this piece, backed by Collins, Gary Shider and Lawrence Cornett on guitars; Gary Cooper, April Wood, Ianaya Davis, Robert Harding and Henry Benefield on vocals; Frank Waddy on drums; Rick Gardner on trumpet;...

Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund
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Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund

Bootsy Collins has released a new single to benefit his late brother’s memorial fund, the Catfish Nation Musicians Fund. The track, appropriately titled The Catfish Nation, features Bootsy, his son Ouiwey, and Catfish Collins himself. The Catfish Nation Musician’s Fund was set up not only to help with Catfish’s expenses, but to “provide for musicians that fall on hard times...

Bootsy Collins: Stretchin’ Out
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Bootsy Collins: Stretchin’ Out

This is basically just Bootsy Collins being Bootsy Collins: a true man of the funk, as you will see in the video. He’s playing “Stretchin’ Out” live on Night Music hosted by David Sanborn (who’s playing the sax in the video).

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Meshell Ndegeocello Joins Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Staff

Meshell Ndegeocello is the latest Guest Professor addition to Bootsy Collins’ Funk U, joining Les Claypool, Victor Wooten,Divinity Roxx, John B. Williams, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Bakithi Kumalo, Billy Bass, Dennis Chambers and T.M. Stevens. FunkU opens its doors on July 1st, and enrollment has already begun. For more, visit thefunkuniversity.com.

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All-Star Cast Projected for Bootsy Collins’ Funk University

We covered the launch of Bootsy Collins’ Funk University back in March. Since then, Bootsy’s confirmed an all-star cast for the initial guest-professor line-up, including Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Divinity Roxx, John B. Williams, T.M. Stevens and Dennis Chambers. Class enrollment is still scheduled to start July 1st at Funk University. The university is now boasting daily uploads of new...