Bootsy Collins

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. 

FIVE ALARM FUNK is experiencing a landmark year in their 15+ year career. Following a nod at the 2018 JUNO Awards for their full-length album Sweat, the Vancouver-based eclectic eight-piece is celebrating the release of their latest single, "We Play The Funk," featuring legendary funk icon Bootsy Collins with the debut of the official music video.

Just weeks after news of their 2018 JUNO award nomination, Canadian groove masters Five Alarm Funk are dropping a new track, “Wheels On The Bus,” and we here at Grateful Web are proud to share an exclusive first listen...

All I heard on the streets of Seattle this summer was how great the Bumbershoot lineup looked and that this was one of the best years in recent memory. While 2014 marked only my second year at the music and arts festival that takes over Seattle Center on Labor Day weekend, when I compared this year’s lineup to last year’s impressive collection of artists, I couldn’t help but shake my head sadly.

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