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Bernie Worrell Reveals Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis

January 5, 2016

Bernie Worrell, who has played keyboards for Parliament, Funkadelic and Talking Heads, among others, has revealed that he's battling cancer. His wife, Judie, announced the news via Facebook on New Year's Day (via Ultimate Classic Rock), saying Worrell...


Sly Stone Returns for Funkadelic, Soul Clap Collab

September 10, 2015

Funkadelic and Boston production duo Soul Clap enjoy a casual Corvette cruise and confront the horrors of unmitigated oil consumption in the surreal live-action/claymation clip for "In Da Kar." Recorded during the pair's 2013 sessions —...


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...


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-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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...