George Clinton

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Bootsy Collins: 'We're all funky, just not all of us know it'
The P-Funk bassist was a street kid in the 60s, got his break with James Brown, then spent much of the 70s taking LSD. He talks about drugs, racism, police brutality – and the healing power of music

Ammar Kalia

15, Jun, 2020 @1:39 PM

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People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction
The writer-director’s comedies – from Office Space to Silicon Valley – always sum up the spirit of their times. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins?

Hadley Freeman

15, Apr, 2020 @1:13 PM

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Flying Lotus: ‘Kendrick Lamar absolutely deserves the key to the city’
Steven Ellison, otherwise known as Flying Lotus, on unearthing new talent, LA beat, ‘difficult’ Tyler, the Creator and ten years of Brainfeeder records

Alex Rayner

08, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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George Clinton: ‘If people don’t like funk, it’s just the wrong time’
The musician, 76, tells Johnny Davis about life on mars, marijuana pens and looking good in a cape

Johnny Davis

16, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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How we made Funkadelic's One Nation Under a Groove
‘A woman came up on stage butt-naked and started blowing smoke rings out of her private parts’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

04, Jun, 2018 @10:52 AM

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Ohio Players and P-Funk legend Walter 'Junie' Morrison dies aged 62
The multi-talented musician was the driving force behind some of the biggest hits of 70s funk – and an inspiration to scores of hip-hop artists

Michael Hann

17, Feb, 2017 @4:05 PM

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George Clinton on funk, touring and staying relevant at 75
The legendary singer is seeing his star on the ascendant with a new tour, new albums and a supergroup keeping him on the straight and narrow

Martin Longley

29, Dec, 2016 @5:45 PM

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Backstabbing, Moogs and the funky worm: how gangsta rap was born
In an edited excerpt from his book Original Gangsta, Ben Westhoff recalls how one of music’s most controversial genres began and who truly invented it

Ben Westhoff

13, Sep, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Bernie Worrell obituary
Founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic who helped Talking Heads take new musical directions

Adam Sweeting

26, Jun, 2016 @11:10 AM

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Bernie Worrell – the keyboard genius who was 'as bad as Beethoven'
Bernie Worrell was a crucial part of Parliament’s Mothership – and then he went on to help Talking Heads change gear

Stevie Chick

25, Jun, 2016 @2:53 PM

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The best jazz, blues and soul festivals in Britain for 2016
From a seaside jazz weekender to Southern roots music on a country estate, here are the best places to get your kicks

John Fordham

21, May, 2016 @10:00 AM

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New band of the week: Starchild & The New Romantic (No 100)
Listening to this Prince acolyte from New York and his sumptuously sad synth-soul music, it’s as though he recorded his EP knowing full well what was going to happen …

Paul Lester

22, Apr, 2016 @3:38 PM

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