Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSly Stone
IN THE NEWS

Sly Stone

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2008
GEOFF BOUCHER was right on point in capturing the essence of Sly Stone and where he is at today. As someone who covered where Sly has been and just how bad things got, it was refreshing to see Sly looking healthy, and Boucher's story artfully conveyed Sly's hunger to get back in the game and deliver for his fans. I am hoping that Sly has the kind of comeback that James Brown enjoyed for many years after some dark days. Boucher's article went a long way toward helping me believe what Sly believed was possible in 1969 and what Sly believes is possible today -- you can make it if you try. Eddie Santiago Tampa, Fla. Santiago is the author of "Sly: The Lives of Sylvester Stewart and Sly Stone."
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2011
Country singer Randy Travis was resting at home Monday after passing out on stage during a benefit concert in front of a roomful of doctors. The 52-year-old performer fainted in mid-song Sunday during an annual benefit for the Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The doctors who treated him at the scene said Monday that Travis was struggling with laryngitis because of chronic allergies and had taken several over-the-counter medications. —Associated Press New 'Red Dawn' to invade at last A remake of the 1984 invasion movie "Red Dawn" — with its villains now digitally modified from Chinese to North Korean — will finally hit American shores next year.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Famously reclusive funkster Sly Stone broke his 25-year silence by granting his first interview since the '80s to Vanity Fair. In the magazine's August issue, the frontman of the late-'60s band Sly and the Family Stone talks about his music, his disappearance from public view and his long-awaited return. Stone, 64, who made a brief, blond-Mohawked appearance at the 2006 Grammys, says he plans to start work on a new album in the fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Justin Bieber borrowed Staples Center for a date with Selena Gomez. They ate stake and watched "Titanic. " ( TMZ ) "The Lion King's" Simba and Mufasa reigned over "Moneyball's" Brad Pitt and "Abduction's" Taylor Lautner at the box office. ( Los Angeles Times ) Funk music icon Sly Stone is reportedly homeless, on the lam and living (and recording) out of a van in Los Angeles. ( New York Post ) Lady Gaga spoke out against bullying and honors suicide victim Jamey Rodemeyer at the I Heart Radio concerts in Las Vegas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989
Former rock star Sly Stone pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to spend nine to 14 months in a drug rehabilitation center. Stone, 45, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, also was placed on three years' probation by Superior Court Judge Robert Altman at a hearing in Santa Monica. He was ordered into the anti-drug program as an alternative to County Jail. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1988
Deputy Dist. Atty. Lisa Hart was waiting Friday to hear from rock singer Sly Stone, who forfeited $7,500 bail by failing to appear in Santa Monica Municipal Court the day before for his preliminary hearing on charges of possessing rock cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Municipal Judge Laurence Rubin issued a bench warrant and set new bail at $15,000. Hart said she was told that the 43-year-old Stone--whose real name is Sylvester Stewart--was in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
Rock star Sly Stone pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of cocaine, filed nearly three years ago, and was sentenced to 55 days in County Jail. Stone, 45, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, also was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $897. Stone was arrested by Los Angeles police in January, 1987, for driving under the influence of cocaine, said Mike Qualls, a spokesman for the city attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989
Sylvester Stewart, better known as musician Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone, was ordered held without bond Monday in Connecticut pending extradition to California, where he is wanted on a 1987 drug-possession charge, authorities said. Stone was arrested by FBI agents from New Haven, Conn. and Newark, N.J., Saturday evening in Wilton, Conn., on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, said Special Agent Virginia Wright of the FBI's New Haven office. U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1987 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
"He's a genius--a genius I tell you," gushed record producer Lou Gordon as he stood backstage one night this week, watching the legendary, but trouble-plagued soul/rock star Sly Stone hunched over a keyboard, hammering out a funk tune. Gordon raved about Sly the Great again and again during the rehearsal for the singer-writer-keyboardist's Las Palmas show.
NEWS
November 28, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Soul star Sly Stone is being held without bail in Santa Monica today in connection with felony drug possession charges after being arrested in Connecticut earlier this month. Stone, 45, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, had been living under an assumed name in Connecticut and New Jersey after missing scheduled court dates in 1987 in California, where he was wanted on two cocaine-related cases and one misdemeanor drug case. He surrendered to authorities in Bridgeport, Conn.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2008
I HAD the misfortune of taking the time to see Sly Stone at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip Saturday night (April 26), or should I say Sunday morning ["Sly," April 20]. The show was scheduled to begin at 11 p.m., but Sly didn't show his face until nearly two hours later! And that was after the crowd became restless and began to grumble and boo. When Sly finally popped out from behind the curtain, he only offered excuses blaming the venue for his late appearance. The crowd booed some more.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2008
RE "Sly," [April 20]: I have been making music for 52 years and it's very difficult to say anything or anyone is the best (except for Art Tatum), but I can say without any hesitation that Sly Stone is the greatest talent in pop music history. David Axelrod North Hollywood -- Axelrod is a composer, arranger and producer who has worked with Stan Kenton, Lou Rawls and Cannonball Adderley and whose early solo work has been used as samples in the recordings of DJ Shadow and Lauryn Hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2008
GEOFF BOUCHER was right on point in capturing the essence of Sly Stone and where he is at today. As someone who covered where Sly has been and just how bad things got, it was refreshing to see Sly looking healthy, and Boucher's story artfully conveyed Sly's hunger to get back in the game and deliver for his fans. I am hoping that Sly has the kind of comeback that James Brown enjoyed for many years after some dark days. Boucher's article went a long way toward helping me believe what Sly believed was possible in 1969 and what Sly believes is possible today -- you can make it if you try. Eddie Santiago Tampa, Fla. Santiago is the author of "Sly: The Lives of Sylvester Stewart and Sly Stone."
NEWS
April 20, 2008
Sly Stone concert dates: An article on Sly Stone in today's Calendar section transposed the dates of his two Southern California shows. Stone performs at the Anaheim House of Blues on Friday and at the club's Sunset Strip location on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Sly Stone, the Howard Hughes of the Woodstock scene, rolled up on a hulking three-wheel custom chopper painted the color of lemons. His straggly hair was tucked up beneath an ebony San Francisco Giants baseball cap with sparkly silver threading and draped on his shoulders was the type of shirt you don't expect to see unless you happen to be Flavor Flav's dry cleaner -- it was emblazoned with images of gambler's dice and the $100 face of Ben Franklin.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Famously reclusive funkster Sly Stone broke his 25-year silence by granting his first interview since the '80s to Vanity Fair. In the magazine's August issue, the frontman of the late-'60s band Sly and the Family Stone talks about his music, his disappearance from public view and his long-awaited return. Stone, 64, who made a brief, blond-Mohawked appearance at the 2006 Grammys, says he plans to start work on a new album in the fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1987 | STEVE POND
Singer Sly Stone was arrested for allegedly owing $2,500 in back child support Thursday night, minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage for the second show of a planned two-night stand at the Las Palmas Theater. District attorney investigators took Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, to Los Angeles County Jail for booking, but medical personnel there would not allow Stone to be booked. Investigators then took Stone to the jail's medical ward at County-USC Medical Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2007 | Jeff Kaliss, Special to The Times
Living among the cool, sweet sloping vineyards here, Sly Stone is at least as secluded now as he was for three decades in the warm, celebrity-dotted Hollywood Hills. But he may be about to come down to his adoring fans for something more than his brief and elusive appearance at the Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium last February. The new Family Stone band, so named by Stone, will appear Saturday at the House of Blues in Anaheim.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2006 | CASEY DOLAN
Each week the spotlight is on musicians making a commercial breakthrough. "On the Jungle Floor" Van Hunt CapitolArtist info: Hunt's second record was released April 4 and reveals that he is taking a few pages -- no, maybe several chapters -- out of the Prince book of musical aesthetics. His Purple Majesty would be proud of the way Hunt plunders the realm of neo-soul with an electric guitar strapped over his shoulder.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|