Bootsy Collins

Today, legendary funk musician Bootsy Collins releases a new single dripping with funk and whimsy, “The Influencers,” featuring Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. Listen to the single here, released today via Bootzilla Records.

Bootsy Collins says, “I am an influencer, you are an influencer. Together we influence change within our journey through life. So hold on tight, cause we will be funkin’ through the rest of the night.”

Today, Bootsy Collins Foundation and Funk Not Fight announced Bootsy Collins has created an official theme song for the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame*, the free, family-focused attraction founded by Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Alicia Reece, who helped raise $20 million publicly and privately raised funds for the project. The song features Penny Ford, Terry Troutman, Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Tnava Avant, alongside Bootsy Collins who performs bass, guitar, drums & vocals on the track.

When funk icon Bootsy Collins and his wife visited Franklin L. Williams M.S’s Little Kids Rock (now Music Will) children’s music education program in 2011, he knew he would continue his commitment to kids’ music education. Having donated a bass, given the children a bass lesson, and rapped with them while they played the blues, Collins cemented his commitment to the nonprofit’s mission.

Today, funk legend Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown) released his long-anticipated single “Funk Not Fight”  featuring rapper Baby Triggy and singer/rapper Fantaazma. The track is the first from the forthcoming Funk Not Fight compilation, which was announced last fall to encourage burgeoning young talent to lend their voices and talent to this vital anti-violence initiative.

Legendary funk musician and Cincinnati hometown icon Bootsy Collins announced the release of his new track “The Ickey Shuffle,” a funky anthem inspired by and featuring fellow legend and former Bengals running back Ickey Woods. The new song also features Bootsy’s son Ouiwey Collins, and the video features special guests the Cincinnati Ben-Gals. “The Ickey Shuffle” is a tribute and unifying statement to encourage sportsmanship, funk and peace.

Legendary funk musician, bassist and composer Bootsy Collins releases “Boot-A-Claus / Here 4-A-Reason”, a funky and infectious holiday single featuring stalwart members of Bootsy’s talented network including Fantaazma, Baby Triggy, Gary “G7” Jenkins, and Dreion.

Multi Grammy Award winning funk legend Bootsy Collins today, on his birthday, announced a forthcoming collaborative compilation album project, Funk Not Fight, associated with Syncr and The Bootsy Collins Foundation.

Today, Bootsy released a 60-second teaser of the album title track and new single, “Funk Not Fight”, which will be released on the compilation. Listen to the teaser here
Bootsy stated of the project, “Funk Not Fight! Spreading Hope No Joke.”

Funk legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bootsy Collins will serve as Master of Ceremonies for The Music of The World Games this July. Having shared stages with the likes of James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic, Collins will bring his staple funk and energetic stage presence to the opening (July 7th) and closing ceremonies (July 17th) for The World Games 2022 held in Birmingham, Alabama.

In this day and age, a singular, definitive stamp of approval is a hard thing to come by. Unless, of course, you’re the modern funk band Lettuce and THE Bootsy Collins steps into the studio to put his timeless spin on your new record—which is exactly what happened when the band was tracking “Keep That Funk Alive” from their upcoming album Unify.

Today (5.2), The Music of The World Games announces the addition of global superstar Lionel Richie as a featured performer at this year’s event. The Tuskegee, AL-native is set to return to his home state and headline the The World Games 2022 Closing Ceremony presented by Coca Cola, set for July 17th at Protective Stadium. This performance marks Richie’s first performance in his home state in over two decades. 

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