- 4 February 2014
Finding The Funk is getting its television premiere on VH1 TONIGHT at 10PM ET/PT. Directed by cultural critic Nelson George, the new VH1 Rock Doc chronicles one of pop music’s most beloved genres, exploring both the components and the innovative artists behind funk’s rise throughout the 1970s.
The film gets a helping hand from The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who provides narration, as well as memories and insights from legends like Bootsy Collins, Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Shelia E and many more. Watch the trailer below:
- 20 December 2013
Enter at VEVO.com for a chance to win the most incredible box sets ever assembled featuring some of the most iconic names in the Legacy Recordings catalog! The prize package includes Sly & The Family Stone's Higher!:
- Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (34 discs, 200 pg book)
- Sly & The Family Stone - Higher! (77–track over view and rarities box)
- Paul Simon – The Complete Albums Collection (12 studio albums, 2 live albums)
- Harry Nilsson – The RCA Albums Collection (14 discs + 65 bonus tracks)
- Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection Vol. 1 (all 41 official albums, 286 pg book)
- The Clash box set (all 12 studio albums, 3 demo albums, DVD)
- Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (9 discs)
- Miles Davis Quintet – Live in Europe 1969 (3 discs, DVD)
- Kings of Leon – The Collection Box (5 albums, DVD)
- Julio Iglesias – Greatest Hits Deluxe Version (2 discs, DVD)
- Mad Season – Above Deluxe Edition (2 discs, DVD)
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience (4 discs, 80 pg book)
- Elvis Presley – Elvis at Stax (3 discs, 40 pg book)
- Taj Mahal – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (13 albums, 15 discs)
- 28 October 2013
Biker drama Sons of Anarchy has covered Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People." The FX show's music supervisor and composer, Bob Thiele, was mindful of Sly Stone's legacy while managing the thrill of playing one of his songs. "Recording 'Everyday People' has easily been the biggest challenge I've had over the course of working on this show," Thiele told Rolling Stone. "First of all, Sly. In my book, none better. As big as the Beatles or Stones."
Much of the difficulty involved expanding "Everyday People" from its original form to five-and-a-half minutes -- along with fitting vocalists Audra Mae, Billy Valentine, Katey Sagal, Curtis Stigers and Franky Perez into the track. "Finding a new voice for the song, that's the challenge and that is what makes this work so gratifying."
Listen to the Sons of Anarchy cover of "Everyday People" and read more at RollingStone.com.
- 24 October 2013
Okayplayer has unveiled the final video in its Throwback Thursday interview series with members of Sly & The Family Stone, who gathered in the studio to review the newly-remastered versions of their classic tracks for the Higher! box set. The video focuses on "Stand!" -- one of The Family Stone’s most resounding and lasting statements -- and the stand they were trying to make as they tried to change the world. And don't miss your opportunity to enter for a chance to win the box set!