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Snoop Dogg Changes Name To Snoopzilla

16th October 2013

Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoopzilla.Less than a year after renaming himself Snoop Lion, the rapper has once again changed his moniker to reflect his new musical direction with funk project 7 Days...

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Snoop Dogg Changes Name To Snoopzilla

16th October 2013

Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoopzilla.Less than a year after renaming himself Snoop Lion, the rapper has once again changed his moniker to reflect his new musical direction with funk project 7 Days...

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Bobby Womack Has Colon Cancer, Says Collins

26th March 2012

Soul legend Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer after he was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia, according to his pal William 'BOOTSY' COLLINS.The singer/songwriter's health battle was revealed by Collins in a...

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Bobby Womack Battling Cancer

26th March 2012

Bobby Womack is reportedly battling colon cancer. The singer was hospitalised at the weekend, suffering with pneumonia, and later diagnosed with the condition, according to his friend, funk bassist Bootsy Collins. Bootsy originally tweeted yesterday...

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Sly Stone Announces New Album - After 29 Years

5th July 2011

Reclusive funk legend Sly Stone will release his first album since 1982 later this summer (11) with a little help from famous friends Jeff Beck and Bootsy Collins.Stone's I'm Back! Family & Friends, which will...

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Funk Icon Collins Launches Online School

12th May 2010

Funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS is launching the first ever online guitar school for bassists.The star, who rose to fame as a member of James Brown's backing band The J.B.'s, has founded Funk University, an institution...

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Bootsy Collins To Headline James Brown Tribute

20th December 2007

Funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS is to front a new concert initiative aimed at raising funds for a JAMES BROWN museum in Kentucky. The colourful star will headline the first in a series of annual tribute...

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Collins Forms A New Band With Buckethead + Brain

11th June 2007

Funk icon BOOTSY COLLINS has formed a new group, SCIENCE FICTION, with former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead and the rock group's drummer Brain. Both rockers previously played with Bootsy in Praxis. The new group...

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Stevens Gets Ready For Christmas

5th September 2006

Cult rocker SUFJAN STEVENS has become the latest star to package up an album of Christmas tunes. The singer/songwriter has spent one week every year of the past five recording an EP of Christmas songs...

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Aimee Mann Joins In The Christmas Fun

12th August 2006

Singer/songwriter AIMEE MANN has joined the summer Christmas (06) festivities after recording an album of holiday tunes for a new album. Mann joins BOOTSY COLLINS, country star WYNONNA and SARAH MCLACHLAN among the stars currently...

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Mclachlan Joins The Early Christmas Album Rush

9th August 2006

Canadian singer SARAH MCLACHLAN has joined the list of celebrity Christmas fans planning a 2006 festive release. After recording a version of JOHN LENNON's HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) as a holiday release, MCLachlan chose...

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Have Yourself A Bootsy Collins Christmas

2nd August 2006

Hot on the heels of WYNONNA JUDD's Christmas album announcement yesterday (01AUG06), funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS is planning a festive collection of tunes. The colourful guitarist will be joined by rapper SNOOP DOGG, fiddler CHARLIE...

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Fascinating Fact 579

26th November 2005

Funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS has teamed up with CINCINNATI BENGALS star DUANE CLEMONS to pen an inspiring anthem, FEAR DA TIGER, for the American football team....

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Fatboy Slim Puss In Boots

23rd January 2005

Dance superstar FATBOY SLIM - real name NORMAN COOK - discovered the perils of working with animals after a kitten excreted in his shoe on a video shoot for his new single. Slim's...

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Snoop Dogg Calls In The Superstars

28th October 2004

SNOOP DOGG has turned his new album into a star-studded affair by enlisting the help of JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, BOOTSY COLLINS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS and NELLY, among others. The rapper's SNOOP DOGG R+G (RHYTHM + GANGSTA):...

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Fatboy + Bootsy Team Up Again For Levi's Theme

14th July 2004

FATBOY SLIM has teamed up with funk veteran BOOTSY COLLINS to cover STEVE MILLER's rock classic THE JOKER for a new LEVI'S TV ad. The collaboration follows the British DJ's previous success with the...

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Fatboy Slim Goes Hip-hop

7th October 2003

Dance maestro FATBOY SLIM is going for a different sound on his upcoming album - by teaming up with BLACKALICIOUS star LATEEF. The new project, a follow-up to 2000's critically-acclaimed HALFWAY BETWEEN THE GUTTER...

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