August 13, 2004 |
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.
February 9, 2004 |
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.
May 1, 2002 |
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.
May 20, 2001 |
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.
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.
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.