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Conversation With George Clinton

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

For few hours I allowed myself to be an insufferable fanboy instead of my default Mr. Cool disposition when the opportunity to interview George Clinton came up. I've been listening to George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic since I was 15 or something. We mostly talk about music and drugs. What more could you want?

Astoria Characters: The Grammy Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

James, a Grammy-winning mastering engineer, is used to listening to supersized speakers screaming at the top of their woofers and tweeters. Listening is the key word. James, barefoot and bearded, is all about the sound not the syllables.

George Clinton's Journey to the Edge of Funk

ARTINFO | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts

The mammoth leader of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, who revolutionized not just what black music sounds like but how it's presented and promoted and sold, is on the road slinging his new fiendishly-addictive memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?.

George Clinton Reveals The No. 1 Food You Should Never Eat On Acid

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

If you like to drop acid from time to time, as George Clinton did in the '60s, take the legend's advice: become a vegetarian. Clinton stopped by H...

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Midnight Vistas: Afrofuturism Is for All of Us

Darryl Smith | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
Darryl Smith

In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.

Soul Classics: A Conversation With Maceo Parker, Plus Cosmic Suckerpunch's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Coming out of the James Brown era or the James Brown school or whatever, I spent a lot of time with him and he was calling my name on some of the records, "Come on, Maceo, blow your horn!" Everybody that was really into James Brown somehow had to get into me because I was there and again."

Jason Mraz's '93 Million Miles' Video, Plus a Conversation With Andre Williams and Blood Company & TeamWork Team Up

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You probably can guess what's 93 million miles away, but check out this sweet video, which was directed here on Earth by Jeff Coffman and recorded during Mraz's recent appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

LOOK: Parliament Funkadelic's George Clinton Sheds His Dreads

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Mall was visited by one of the funkiest performers from the American canon Wednesday night. George Clinton and Parliament F...

George Clinton At Folklife Festival: HuffPost Top 5 For June 27

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 1. Folklife Festival Opening Day At National Mall The giant, excellent, free and appropriate for the music-loving fam...

LOOK: AIDS Quilt Returns As Part Of Folklife Festival

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins this week and unlike previous years where themes have been focused on countries or regions...

Fiona Apple At Warner Theater: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 26

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 26 1. Fiona Apple At Warner Theatre The new album is really good and Apple barely tours. Volatile in all the good ways, her ...

PHOTOS: The Ruins Of Detroit's Musical Past

Randy Fox | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

It's easy to understand why the citizens of Detroit may feel offended by the large amount of attention that is paid to their abandoned factories, stores and homes. It must seem like there are people coming from all over the globe to trade on a city's agony.

George Clinton, Black Eyed Peas Settle 2010 Lawsuit

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — George Clinton and the Black Eyed Peas have settled a lawsuit in which the funk pioneer accused the pop group of using his music w...

How George Clinton Is Using Indiegogo To #SaveFunk Online

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

George Clinton goes by many monikers: the Funkmaster, The Granddaddy of Funk, and my personal favorite, Dr. Funkenstein.

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Just a Juggalo: Chatting with Insane Clown Posse, Plus Audio Fidelity's Marshall Blonstein and N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


VIDEO: Denver's Weekly Concert Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Remember when The Get Up Kids were on everyone's Walkman? Or George Clinton's hit "Atomic Dog"? This week Colorado's venues are rocking gloriously w...

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

UK Labour Leadership Elections: The Brothers Miliband

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Abrams

For a politician who will need to confront both the hegemony and destructive immorality of the world political-economic order as well the furious, defeated neo-liberal wing of his own Party, this is clever.

Jazzfest Weekend One: David Simon & Garfunkel

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

At New Orleans' Jazzfest, Dr. John let loose, and the Huffington Post's own Harry Shearer spoke about Treme, Spinal Tap, and moving on after the hurricane.

Five Hip-Hop Classics That Wouldn't Exist Without P-Funk Guitarist Garry Shider (R.I.P.)

Joshua Glazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Glazer

Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider passed away yesterday from cancer. The 56-year-old musician will be remembered for many things, not the l...

10 Pix from 11th Voodoo Music Experience

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Voodoo Music Experience just wrapped its 11th year, and volume-wise it goes to 11 (to borrow a phrase from Spinal Tap).

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

Obama/Gore 2008

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

Broken record here. The more I think about it, the more Al Gore seems the only really interesting choice for Barack Obama's vice presidential choice. ...