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Sly Stone Planning All-albino Band

3rd September 2013

Funk legend Sly Stone is putting together a band made up entirely of albino musicians.The Sly And The Family Stone frontman recently launched a comeback with the release of his first album in almost 20...

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Kings Of Leon Influenced By Qotsa

28th August 2013

Kings of Leon were influenced by Queens of the Stone Age and Sly and the Family Stone on 'Mechanical Bull'. The 'Supersoaker' band have a surprising range of influences on their sixth record including the...

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Funk Star Sly Stone To Stay In Rehab Following Cocaine Plea Deal

15th November 2011

Funk icon Sly Stone has been ordered to remain in rehab for another 60 days as part of a plea deal relating to a drug possession charge.The singer was taken into custody in April (11)...

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Sly Stone Checks Into Rehab

23rd October 2011

Funk icon Sly Stone has entered rehab in California.The news comes less than a month after the eccentric star opened up about his intentions to get clean after years of drink and drug addictions. The...

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Sly Stone's Bandmate Open To Reunion

28th September 2011

Sly Stone's former bandmate Greg Errico hopes the funk legend can work through his personal problems as he is open to reuniting with the troubled musician again in the future.The star shocked fans this month...

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Sly Stone Determined To Check Into Rehab

27th September 2011

Funk legend Sly Stone is determined to kick his drink and drug addictions once and for after checking into a rehab facility in California.The veteran singer, who is currently homeless and living out of a...

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Sly Stone Homeless And Fed By Retired Couple

27th September 2011

Sly Stone, the singer-songwriter heralded as one of the most important figures in soul music history, is homeless and living in a campervan in Los Angeles. Despite his fall from grace, the 68-year-old insists he...

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Sly Stone Homeless

26th September 2011

Sly Stone is homeless and living in a camper van in Los Angeles.The legendary funk pioneer - former leader of 'Family Affair' group Sly and the Family Stone - has fallen on hard times, claiming...

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Sly Stone Homeless And Living In Campervan

26th September 2011

Sly Stone, the singer-songwriter regarded as one of the most important individuals in soul music history, has become homeless. The 68-year-old is living in a campervan currently parked in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Crenshaw,...

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Sly Stone Lives Out Of His Car

26th September 2011

The economic downturn has hit veteran singer Sly Stone hard - he's living out of a car.During the height of his career, the eccentric funk legend owned a sprawling Los Angeles mansion in Beverly Hills,...

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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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Sly Stone Pleads Not Guilty To Cocaine Possession

15th June 2011

Funk legend Sly Stone has pleaded not guilty to cocaine possession.Stone, real name Sylvester Stewart, was a passenger in a pal's car when police pulled the vehicle over following a minor traffic violation in April...

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Funk Icon Sly Stone Skips Court Date Due To Heart Issues

10th June 2011

Funk legend Sly Stone was forced to skip a court hearing on Friday (10Jun11) after he was hospitalised with heart problems.The reclusive Sly and the Family Stone frontman is facing a charge of cocaine possession...

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Faithless Want Stallone Duet

25th June 2010

Faithless want to collaborate with Sylvester Stallone.The 'God Is A DJ' dance act have revealed their collaboration wish list, with actor Sylvester Stallone making a surprise appearance.When questioned rapper Maxi Jazz - real name Maxwell...

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Sly Stone Sues Former Manager

29th January 2010

Funk legend SLY STONE is suing his former manager for alleged fraud and breach of contract.In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (29Jan10), Stone also accuses Jerry Goldstein of fiduciary duty,...

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Stone & Clinton Team Up To Wow Funk Fans

12th February 2009

Funk legends SLY STONE and GEORGE CLINTON wowed music fans at Los Angeles' tiny Little Temple Bar venue on Tuesday night (10Feb09) when they teamed up for an impromptu three-song jam. Reclusive Stone was at the...

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Pedigree Puppy Ruins Slash, Rose, Bach + Stone Supergroup Plans

24th June 2008

A high-priced puppy ended a dream collaboration between feuding GUNS N' ROSES founders AXL ROSE and SLASH and funk legend SLY STONE. Stone had tentatively signed on to re-record some of his obscure tracks with...

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Stone Sorry For Letting Fans Down

21st April 2008

Funk legend SLY STONE has apologised to fans for letting them down over the years as he prepares to embark on a comeback tour. The eccentric singer/songwriter became a superstar with hits like Family Affair...

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Fascinating Fact 3616

23rd July 2007

Funk star SLY STONE wowed fans at London's Lovebox music festival at the weekend (21-22Jul07) with his first appearance in the U.K. in over 20 years....

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The Things They Say 5096

7th July 2007

"I had a plate of food in my hand and when I landed, I still had a plate of food in my hand. That's the God-lovin' truth. I did not drop a bean." Funk star...

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Sly Stone Confirms Comeback Plans In Vanity Fair

4th July 2007

Reclusive funk icon SLY STONE has confirmed plans to return to the limelight with SLY + THE FAMILY STONE in a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine. The '70s music legend has granted the style...

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Sly Stone Beats The Odds In Las Vegas

11th April 2007

Funk icon SLY STONE is literally beating the odds in Las Vegas after showing up for a reunion concert with his FAMILY BAND. Bookmakers in Sin City were offering 45-1 that reclusive Stone would not...

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Sly Stone Makes Another Bizarre Stage Appearance

29th January 2007

Reclusive funk icon SLY STONE stunned fans in Anaheim, California earlier this month (JAN07) when he joined his sister VET and her SLY + THE FAMILY STONE tribute act for a show. The eccentric FAMILY...

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Legend Swears Off Medleys After Sly Stone Farce

26th February 2006

R+B crooner JOHN LEGEND has refused to take part in any more big show medleys after playing his part in an odd SLY STONE tribute at the Grammy Awards. The ORDINARY PEOPLE singer picked...

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Tyler Insists Sly Stone Is Clean

23rd February 2006

AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER has blasted reports funk legend SLY STONE is using drugs again, insisting the FAMILY AFFAIR singer is "sharp" and "astute". Concerns for Stone's health were sparked when he appeared at...

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Sly Stone Missed His Own Grammy Rehearsal

22nd February 2006

Funk star SLY STONE missed out on dress rehearsals for his own Grammy Awards tribute because security staff thought he was a vagrant. The reclusive FAMILY AFFAIR singer was honoured as part of an...

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Fascinating Fact 976

9th February 2006

AMERICAN IDOL judge RANDY JACKSON returned to his live musical roots at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06) - he played bass for MARIAH CAREY and also contributed to the night's SLY STONE tribute....

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Gorillaz + Madonna Stun The Grammys

9th February 2006

GORILLAZ made Grammy Awards history at Los Angeles' Staples Center last night (08FEB06) when they became the first animated group to open the prize giving. The quirky group, founded by BLUR's DAMON ALBARN and...

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Fascinating Fact 968

9th February 2006

AMERICAN IDOL judge RANDY JACKSON returned to his live musical roots at the Grammy Awards last night (08JAN06) - he played bass for MARIAH CAREY and also contributed to the night's SLY STONE tribute....

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Sly To Reunite With The Family Stone?

30th January 2006

Funk legend SLY STONE will reportedly reunite with the classic SLY + THE FAMILY STONE line-up to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 8 February (06). Reclusive Stone - real name...

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