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Bootsy Collins Releases Funk 101 Pilot

Bootsy Collins has released a pilot video to promote a new documentary series called “Funk 101”. The video includes Bootsy and other funk masters talking about the legacy of the funk genre and its impact on society. He also released a teaser for Funk University, which begins enrollment this week. Classes begin on July 1. Visit Bootsy on the web...

Bass Videos

Bootsy Collins: Another Point of View

We get a lot of requests to feature Bootsy Collins videos, so here’s a great classic Bootsy Collins Rubber Band performance of “Another Point of View”. Funky!

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Bootsy Collins Announces Funk U

Funk master Bootsy Collins has just announced that he will be opening the “Funk University,” and that the first semester of classes will begin on July 1, 2010. Professor Bootsy will lead a group of outstanding musicians in teaching funk to intermediate and advanced players in an online setting. The Funk University classes will be held over the web via...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star models, depending on your color...

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Bootsy Collins gives back for Thanksgiving

Funk legend Bootsy Collins celebrated Thanksgiving this year by giving back to his community of Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent Wednesday afternoon at a local Kroger supermarket signing autographs and hosting a free raffle for gift baskets of food and turkeys. “We wanted to give back to the community in which I grew up in,” Bootsy explained. “I...

Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style
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Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style

Bootsy Collins, one of the funkiest bassists ever, shares his formula for a basic funk line. Just keep it on the one, and you can do anything you want with it!

Bass Videos

Bootsy Collins: live bass solo

All we can say is this: It’s Bootsy! Oh yeah, and try not to look at the guy behind him.

Events

Bootsy Collins to appear at Memorial Day Celebration

On May 25th, Bootsy Collins will be appearing at the River Downs Race Track in Cincinnati for a Special Memorial Day Celebration. In addition to Collins, there will be musicians from Bootsy Collin’s Bootzilla Productions performing live music. A memorial race for Matt Maupin will take place during the event. Bootsy will have CDs available for purchase. 100% of the...

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Bootsy Collins & EMI Music Sign Deal

New York-based EMI Music Publishing inked an administration deal recently to market and represent funkmaster Bootsy Collins worldwide. In case you been livin’ in an un-funki-fied state and didn’t know, baby, Collins is the funkalicious bass player of Parliament/Funkadelic fame. He originally got his start in James Brown’s backup band, and after “P-Funk” went on to form Bootsy’s Rubber Band...

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Bootsy Collins: The Bengals Rock

Cincinnati legend Bootsy Collins recorded a new song for his home NFL football team, the Bengals, for the third straight year. This year, he uses the a local group called the Ben-Gals and an Elvis impersonator. Bootsy says this is his best so far. Check it out for yourself at BootsyCollins.com.