Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

April 7, 2014
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Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

This year’s Stars & Stripes Festival will be headlined by Bret Michaels, country singer Josh Gracin, and George Clinton. The event takes place June 26-29 at Freedom Hill. They say, “Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, Funfest Productions is adding a fourth day and the event will now kickoff on Thursday, June...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

November 12, 2013
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Otto Vector’s No. 9 North sees the female-fronted band delving into the worlds of hard rock and electronica, and emerging with a sound that is both seamless and marketable....
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Bootsy Collins on Jimmy Fallon tonight. Hear the new single …

March 23, 2011
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Bootsy Collins on Jimmy Fallon tonight. Hear the new single …

Badass Parliament and Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins sits in tonight with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Note that his new album Tha Funk Capital of the World‘ lands April 26. You can listen its killer lead-off single “Don’t Take My Funk” here. The album features fellow George Clinton and Bernie Worrell,...
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P-Funk’s Garry Shider dies, former bandmate remembers him

June 17, 2010
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P-Funk’s Garry Shider dies, former bandmate remembers him

Garry “Diaper Man” Shider, the killer Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist, musical director and songwriter (“One Nation Under a Groove,” for example), called it quits yesterday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md., dying from lung and brain cancer. This is indeed sad news for any fan of  funk and rock ’n’ roll. Shider was 56. One...
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