“Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney and Vincent Price – all the big monsters – were my heroes,” Bootsy Collins tells Rolling Stone, on his collaboration with Buckethead. “When I heard “Monster Mash,” recorded by Bobby “Boris” Pickett in 1962, it became my all-time superhero theme song. I always wanted to do something special with it.”Read more
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Bootsy Collins Launches ‘Bootzilla Records’ (50+ Years of Personal Archives), New Video, EP & The House Guests Reissue LP
Hear “My Mind Set Me Free”
“Got my diamonds out of hock and I’m ready to funk!” says Bootsy Collins, who has launched his own label Bootzilla Records, the new home for Bootsy’s personal archives and current projects. For over 50 years, Bootsy has collected music, collaborations, interviews, films and more, from his time with James Brown’s Original J.B.’s, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and beyond. On June 28, Bootzilla Records will release Bootzilla Records Archives, Volume 1, part of an ongoing series.Read more
Photo by Rick Guidotti
Bootsy Collins has made a huge impact on the world of music, and now, by purchasing this limited edition holographic poster, you can help make a huge impact on a child’s life. The proceeds from this purchase will be donated to Little Kids Rock, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of free music instruction, instruments and educational resources to public schools nationwide. They won’t rest until every student has the opportunity to unlock his or her inner music-maker and now, with this purchase, one more child will receive the lifelong gift of music education! Read more
Malina Moye shreds on the guitar and flips funk grooves with equal amounts of skill. The first single from her upcoming album,Rock ‘n Roll Baby, is called “K-Yotic,” and it joins her with Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Bootsy Collins. The song will be released on all digital platforms 7/30, with the Rock ‘n Roll Babyalbum to be released early 2014 on WCE Records, Distributed by BDG/ RED Distribution, LLC (a division of SONY Music Entertainment).
“K-Yotic” has a Zeppelin vibe with urban undertones that has Moye poised to showcase a new generation of rock. About the song, Malina says “With ‘K-Yotic,’ I wanted to capture the raw energy of rock and the power of funk, but maintain a current, radio friendly vibe. I feel everyone has a situation in their life that is chaotic. When I wrote the song, I was going through mine.” Read more
Bootsy Collins Reveals Limited Edition, Holographic 3D Album Art For ‘Tha Funk Capital Of The World’ (4/26, Mascot Records)
While supplies last, CDs of Bootsy Collins’ new album ‘Tha Funk Capital of the World’ (out 4/26) will be available with eye-popping holographic 3D album art designed by Roy Koch, Mascot Records’ in-house artist. Bootsy says, “The album cover art work breathes like it is a living being/city… it’s alive.” For a preview of the physical packaging, check out an animated .GIF image here: http://bit.ly/fFN5Uy
‘Tha Funk Capital of the World’ will also be available in a 2-LP transparent blue vinyl and is now available for pre-order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/glwC6r Read more
This year is shaping up to be the biggest yet for funk legend Bootsy Collins, whose first new album in five years, ‘Tha Funk Capitol of the World’ (out 4/26), features an all-star lineup of musicians (Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, IceCube; actor Samuel L. Jackson; banjo phenom Bela Fleck; the Rev. Al Sharpton; scholar Dr. Cornel West; guitarist Buckethead and more).
Bootsy Collins Returns With First New Album In Five Years, ‘Tha Funk Capitol Of The World,’ Out April 26
Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary bassist Bootsy Collins, known worldwide for pioneering funk music with James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic, will release his first new album in five years, ‘Tha Funk Capitol of the World,’ April 26 on Mascot Records. Collins collaborated with fellow P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell on the record, along with an all-star lineup of musicians and cultural luminaries including rappers Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, and Ice Cube; actor Samuel L. Jackson; banjo phenom Bela Fleck; the Rev. Al Sharpton; scholar Dr. Cornel West; and guitarists Buckethead and Catfish Collins – Bootsy’s late brother. Engineered in part by Dan Monti (Guns n Roses, Metallica), the album also features a tribute to Garry Shider, the late guitarist and musical director of the P-Funk All-Stars. Read more