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George Clinton, Parliament: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Parliament Release Their First Song In 38 Years

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

While there have been many releases out of the Parliament-Funkadelic universe over the last few decades by the P-Funk Allstars, Funkadelic (alone), and other groups along with George Clinton solo releases, there has not been a studio recording from Parliament in 38 years. There last album was 1980’s Trombipulation and last single “Agony of DeFeet”

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Pam the Funkstress

R.I.P. Pam The Funkstress, DJ for Prince, at 51

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Pam Warren, better known as Pam the Funkstress during her time with the group The Coup, died on Friday (December 22) at the age of 51. She had been in the hospital for over a month after undergoing transplant surgery.

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KC and the Sunshine Band perform at Margaret Court Arena on Tuesday 12 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

KC & The Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge and Village People Turn Melbourne Into Giant Disco Ball

by Paul Cashmere

The Village People, Sister Sledge and KC & The Sunshine Band on the one show was like walking into a 70s disco time capsule.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Vault Water Damaged

by Music-News.com

Prince’s estate administrators had to relocate the contents of a vault from the musician’s Paisley Park compound to save them from “mold and water damage”.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Heirs Threaten Action After Music Removed From Vault

by Paul Cashmere

Two of Prince’s heirs have threatened to take legal action after the star’s cache of unreleased music was removed from a vault at his Paisley Park, Chanhassen, home.

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Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk

Bootsy Collins Has A New Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Mascot Records has announced the new album and first in six years from funk rock legend Bootsy Collins! World Wide Funk will be released on October 27 and features an array of phenomenal talent including; Chuck D, Buckethead, Eric Gales, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Musiq Soulchild, Bernie Worrell, Kali Uchis and many more.

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George Clinton, Parliament: Photo Ros O'Gorman

George Clinton To Perform In Sydney and Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

George Clinton will play two 50th anniversary shows in Australia in September.

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Prince Pantone

Prince Honored With New Pantone Colour

by Music-News.com

Music icon Prince has been posthumously honoured with his own custom shade of purple by officials at the Pantone Color Institute.

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Prince Purple Rain

Universal’s $31 Million Prince Deal Declared Void By Court

by Paul Cashmere

Universal’s $31 million deal with the Prince estate has been declared void in court.

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Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Photo By Graham Spillard

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Give It Away Give It Away Now Suggests Chad Smith

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has told Eddie Trunk that the band may be at the point of finally slowing down.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Purple Rain Is The No 4 Album In The USA

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Prince and the Revolution are back in the top five with the new deluxe versions of the soundtrack to the film Purple Rain.

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John Blackwell and Prince

R.I.P. John Blackwell of New Power Generation 1973-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

John Blackwell, Jr., the drummer for Prince’s New Power Generation, D’Angelo and others, died on Tuesday, July 4 after suffering from cancer. He was 43.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Apollonia Writes Birthday Letter To Prince

by Music-News.com

Apollonia Kotero, the actress, singer and model who slipped into the female lead in the Prince film Purple Rain when Vanity dropped out, has written a birthday message to the late singer on what would have been his 59th birthday.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Estate Sue Producers Of Unauthorised Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Executors for Prince’s estate are planning a legal assault on the producers of an unauthorized Purple Rain musical, featuring the late singer’s songs.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince May Have Been Duped Into Wrong Drug Says Top Pathologist

by Music-News.com

A top forensic pathologist fears Prince may have been duped into taking a familiar painkiller laced with Fentanyl in the hours before his death last year (Apr16).

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Nikka Costa Underneath and In Between

Nikka Costa Covers Prince On New Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Nikka Costa’s new album takes her music in a new direction with a combination of covers and original songs along with the inclusion of a rhythm section and string quartet.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Siblings His Only Heirs Judge Rules

by Music-News.com

Prince’s six siblings have officially been named the only heirs to the late superstar’s estate.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Deliverance EP Still Blocked From Release

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Things just got a little more interesting in the fight over the release of the Prince album Deliverance.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Family Starts Talking Up A Reality Show

by Music-News.com

Prince’s estate reportedly wants to use the late singer’s unreleased music for a new reality TV show.

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Prince Purple Rain

Prince Vaults Raided For Major Purple Rain Make-Over

by Paul Cashmere

The Prince signature album ‘Purple Rain’ is about to undergo the expansion treatment.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Morris Day Pays Tribute To Prince VIDEO

by Music-News.com

Singer Morris Day has honored his close pal Prince with a new tribute song on the first anniversary of his death.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Judge Stops Release of Prince Release This Friday

by Paul Cashmere

The planned release of unreleased Prince music this Friday (21 April) has been halted by the courts.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Estate Is Trying To Stop ‘Deliverance’ EP Release

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

This week it was announced that an EP of previously unreleased music by Prince would be put out on Friday (April 20) to mark the one-year anniversary of his passing.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com

Prince Doctor Denies Unauthorised Prescriptions Were At Paisley Park

by Music-News.com

A lawyer for Prince’s doctor has denied reports suggesting the medic prescribed powerful painkillers for the tragic superstar under a false identity.

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Jamiroquai Toby Smith

R.I.P. Toby Smith of Jamiroquai 1970-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Toby Smith, the keyboardist for Jamiroquai from their founding until 2002, died on Tuesday (April 11) at the age of 46. No cause of death has been announced.

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George Clinton, Parliament: Photo Ros O'Gorman

George Clinton To Receive SESAC Legacy Award

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

George Clinton, the leader of the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic has been chosen to receive the SESAC Legacy Award.

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Kungs

Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners This Girl Is On An Italian Car Ad

by Paul Cashmere

Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners hit song ‘This Girl’ is currently being heard as a Peugeot ad in Italy.

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Robert P-Nut Johnson

R.I.P. Robert ‘P-Nut’ Johnson of Bootsy’s Rubber Band and Parliament-Funkadelic 1947-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Robert “P-Nut” Johnson, vocalist for Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Parliament, Funkadelic and other various George Clinton bands, died on Sunday, March 12 after a lengthy illness.

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Clyde Stubblefield

R.I.P. Clyde Stubblefield Drummer For James Brown 1943-2017

by Paul Cashmere

U.S. drummer Clyde Stubblefield, best known for his work with James Brown, has died from liver failure at the age of 73.

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Walter Junie Morrison

R.I.P. Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison of Ohio Players 1954-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Walter “Junie” Morrison, who left his musical mark on both the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, has died at the age of 62.

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