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August 13, 2004 | Associated Press
Funk musician George Clinton has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges. Clinton, 63, was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years of probation. He was also fined $372 in court costs. The musician was arrested in December as he sat in a car near his Tallahassee, Fla., recording studio. Police said that when they approached, he volunteered that he had cocaine in his pocket. He was found with a bag of crack cocaine and a glass pipe, police said.
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November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum , the new project from L.A.-based DJ and producer Sam Spiegel. Inspired by "the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet," according to a release, Maximum Hedrum finds Spiegel (the younger brother of film director Spike Jonze)
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June 4, 2005 | Charles Duhigg
Musician George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic won possession of four master recordings after a 12-year legal fight involving previous business associates. U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real returned to Clinton masters for the albums "Hardcore Jollies," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." Undisclosed royalties for the albums are expected to be paid to Clinton from an escrow account. * Charles Duhigg
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June 4, 2005 | Charles Duhigg
Musician George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic won possession of four master recordings after a 12-year legal fight involving previous business associates. U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real returned to Clinton masters for the albums "Hardcore Jollies," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." Undisclosed royalties for the albums are expected to be paid to Clinton from an escrow account. * Charles Duhigg
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September 16, 1989 | JONATHAN GOLD
Jail or no jail, James Brown is Soul Brother No. 1, but his hits have been harvested so relentlessly by rap producers in the last few years that fresh grooves are near-impossible to find. So if you've watched an episode or two of "Yo! MTV Raps" lately, you've heard a lot of George Clinton, Soul Brother No. 2, instead, as rappers are mining riffs from the various divisions of Clinton's vast P.Funk combine.
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May 1, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Johnnie Cochran Jr.'s law firm faces a suit by musician George Clinton, who claims the firm's malpractice caused him to lose the copyright to his music. Clinton, leader of the Funkadelic/Parliament ensemble, hired the Cochran firm in 1997 to represent him in a dispute with Bridgeport Music Inc. The Detroit-based publishing company says it owns Clinton's catalog of music. Clinton's suit contends that one of Cochran's employees, Donald Wilson Jr.
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November 22, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership." That's the title of an album that George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars released earlier this year, and it's a fair description of the proceedings. For if Clinton and company--who will play the Galaxy tonight--didn't invent funk as we know it today, they certainly came to define the music, stance and attitude. "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M." offers further proof that no one has done it better, not by quite a stretch.
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October 2, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when American society seems to grow ever more fractious and factional, George Clinton hasn't given up on the ideal of "One Nation Under a Groove." The funk-music hero, one of pop's great aphorists and sloganeers, isn't sanguine about the immediate prospects of America embracing his lofty concept, but, ultimately, he keeps the faith. "I don't think racial (divisions) are as big as they used to be," Clinton, 52, said. "We will become one nation under a groove because of what's happening.
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September 29, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when American society seems to grow ever more fractious and factional, George Clinton hasn't given up on his ideal of "One Nation Under a Groove." One of pop's great aphorists and sloganeers, the funk-music hero first declared his "One Nation" vision on a hit 1978 album that championed funk as a liberating and unifying principle.
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May 20, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cramped nightclubs and theaters that play host to funk star George Clinton these days can't accommodate the gigantic silver spaceship that was his signature stage prop in his heyday. But the 59-year-old singer-composer keeps touring, typically on the road 200 nights a year. He says he needs the money to pay his lawyers.
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August 13, 2004 | Associated Press
Funk musician George Clinton has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges. Clinton, 63, was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years of probation. He was also fined $372 in court costs. The musician was arrested in December as he sat in a car near his Tallahassee, Fla., recording studio. Police said that when they approached, he volunteered that he had cocaine in his pocket. He was found with a bag of crack cocaine and a glass pipe, police said.
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February 9, 2004 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
Remember back when musicians were like gods, and they wore the most far-out outfits? Well, on the red carpet at the Grammys, it wasn't like that. There was a lot of glamour, but there wasn't a lot of funk. "It's finally happened!" lamented Joan Rivers. "They now have stylists for the Grammys." Yes, that makes it boring. "Thank God for George Clinton," she said. "Thank God for Lil' Kim. She still looked funky and way-out and full of zip." Hold on, here were some musicians with panache.
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May 1, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Johnnie Cochran Jr.'s law firm faces a suit by musician George Clinton, who claims the firm's malpractice caused him to lose the copyright to his music. Clinton, leader of the Funkadelic/Parliament ensemble, hired the Cochran firm in 1997 to represent him in a dispute with Bridgeport Music Inc. The Detroit-based publishing company says it owns Clinton's catalog of music. Clinton's suit contends that one of Cochran's employees, Donald Wilson Jr.
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May 20, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cramped nightclubs and theaters that play host to funk star George Clinton these days can't accommodate the gigantic silver spaceship that was his signature stage prop in his heyday. But the 59-year-old singer-composer keeps touring, typically on the road 200 nights a year. He says he needs the money to pay his lawyers.
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September 7, 2000
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music One Clinton may be on his way out of office, but the chief executive of funk, George Clinton, never seems to fall out of favor with his constituents. Maybe that's because the P-Funk/Parliament mastermind never fails to deliver colorful, relentlessly dance-minded concerts. This bill with Clinton disciples Fishbone should pack a double funk punch. * George Clinton, Fishbone, Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $35. (714) 712-2700.
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May 6, 2000
* The Blue Dahlia, "The Blue Dahlia," Stardust. Athan Maroulis of Spahn Ranch, DJ Bonebrake of X and other Angelenos take a spin with the standards. * George Clinton, "George Clinton's Greatest Hits," The Right Stuff/Capitol. Twelve slices of visionary funk from the master's Capitol years. * Dusty Trails, "Dusty Trails," Atlantic. Teams ex-Luscious Jackson Vivian Trimble and ex-Breeder Josephine Wiggs. * Keoki, "djmixed.com/keoki," Moonshine Music. The celebrated L.A. DJ's fourth mix album.
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September 7, 2000
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music One Clinton may be on his way out of office, but the chief executive of funk, George Clinton, never seems to fall out of favor with his constituents. Maybe that's because the P-Funk/Parliament mastermind never fails to deliver colorful, relentlessly dance-minded concerts. This bill with Clinton disciples Fishbone should pack a double funk punch. * George Clinton, Fishbone, Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $35. (714) 712-2700.
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May 6, 2000
* The Blue Dahlia, "The Blue Dahlia," Stardust. Athan Maroulis of Spahn Ranch, DJ Bonebrake of X and other Angelenos take a spin with the standards. * George Clinton, "George Clinton's Greatest Hits," The Right Stuff/Capitol. Twelve slices of visionary funk from the master's Capitol years. * Dusty Trails, "Dusty Trails," Atlantic. Teams ex-Luscious Jackson Vivian Trimble and ex-Breeder Josephine Wiggs. * Keoki, "djmixed.com/keoki," Moonshine Music. The celebrated L.A. DJ's fourth mix album.
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March 23, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Ain't no cure for the summertime blues, except cheap rock shows and we've got plenty ahead. On Sundays, you can git free rock 'n' roll, compliments of Kingpin, a new live-music night at Goldfingers in Hollywood. Also, Scream's Dayle Gloria is bringing back Gaslight this Sunday to the Opium Den, with its three bands for three bucks motto. Things'll really get heated over summer (with a free barbecue). . . . Speaking of hot stuff, George Clinton performed unplugged at the House of Blues Saturday.
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November 23, 1996 | CHEO HODARI COKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 9:45, two hours into a rousing performance by George Clinton and his P-Funk All Stars on Thursday at the Universal Amphitheatre, the show went intergalactic when a spaceship descended from the rafters and landed onstage. Billowing smoke and flashing lights, the Mothership is a cornerstone of P-Funk lore, accentuating the idea that the listeners are being transported to a surreal world not unlike one of Pedro Bell's elaborate album cover drawings, where nothing else matters but the music.
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