10 Things We Learned From George Clinton's Astounding Memoir

December 5, 2014

You'd expect George Clinton's autobiography to be funky, meandering, entertaining – and if you read Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? (written with Ben Greenman), you won't be disappointed. You might not expect it...



George Clinton to Publish Memoir

June 5, 2013

George Clinton is writing a memoir that Atria Books expects to publish in the spring of 2014. The funk pioneer has teamed with Ben Greenman, a novelist and editor at The New Yorker who collaborated with Questlove on the Roots drummer's own forthcoming...


Cordell 'Boogie' Mosson, P-Funk Bassist, Dead at 60

April 24, 2013

Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, best remembered as the bassist for George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic collective, died last Thursday. He was 60. According to The Star-Ledger, no cause of death was announced. Mosson – born Cardell Mosson – grew...



Parliament-Funkadelic Donates 'Mothership' to Smithsonian

May 25, 2011

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture have acquired The Mothership, an iconic stage prop used by George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic in their live shows. The ship, which has been donated by Clinton, is set to become...


Exclusive Listen: Bootsy Collins' Bouncy 'Don't Take My Funk'

February 9, 2011

Bootsy Collins' "Don’t Take My Funk" Funk legend Bootsy Collins' first album in five years, Tha Funk Capital of the World, isn't in stores until April 26th – but here's an exclusive stream of the record's first single."Don't Take My Funk,"...



Parliament Guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins Dies at 66

August 9, 2010

Phelps "Catfish" Collins, the legendary funk guitarist who played with James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic, died Friday in Cincinnati after a battle with cancer. He was 66. "My world will never be the same without him," said his brother Bootsy Collins...


Parliament-Funkadelic's Shider Loses Cancer Battle

June 17, 2010

Parliament-Funkadelic's Garry Shider, a 1997 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, passed away yesterday of complications from cancer, The Star Ledger reports. He was 56. Known to fans as both "Star Child" and "Diaper Man" for his penchant for...



Clinton Funks Up the Apollo

July 1, 2002

It's the second in a two-night New York City run for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic. The band has been jamming on "Funkentelechy" for about ten minutes and George Clinton is still backstage at the Apollo Theater, sprawled out on a couch with...


Raves: Gwen Stefani

March 28, 2002

MY ENGAGEMENT RINGIt's white gold, and it has a big-old square-diamond inset – very male/female, very modern. It's really sparkly. I'm always looking down at it, going, "Wow. Wow! For the rest of my life. . . ." JOHN GALLIANOHe's gonna do my wedding...



Parliament/Funkadelic: Apocalypse Now!

April 6, 1978

Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 262 from April 7, 1978. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber,...

Album Review

Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

March 23, 1978
Not Rated

George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and the rest of the Parliament Funkadelic and Rubber Band hydra seem blessed with unlimited inspiration. Clinton, who helps produce and write nearly everything these bands release, taps a — you'll pardon the expression...


Album Review

Mothership Connection

March 25, 1976
Not Rated

With the "Parliafunkadelicment thang," leader George Clinton has succeeded in creating two distinct identities for one band—the mystical voodoo of the Funkadelics and the stabbing, humorous funk of Parliament. While Funkadelic has no discernible...


Album Review

Up For The Down Stroke

October 10, 1974
Not Rated

Parliament affects a studiedly bizarre persona. Graham Central Station on downs, if you will, or the Temptations with a token affection for S&M. "Testify," a remake of the mid-Sixties minor classic the group cut in safer days, flaunts a mélange...