This year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors won’t be announced until later this summer or early fall, but The Washington Post's critics have offered their own opinions on the artists who should receive the honor. The newspaper suggests that Sly and the Family Stone should be included among this year's honorees because: "There’s no band more deserving.
The Star Tribune reports that Sly Stone is set to release his new album, "I’m Back! Family & Friends" on August 16th. The album will feature Sly redoing hits including "Everyday People" and "Family Affair," with the help of Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Bootsy Collins, the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and others.
The U.K.'s Observer newspaper has ranked Sly and the Family Stone's album "Stand!" at number 15 in its series of 50 key events in the history of rock music. The newspaper wrote, "Sly Stone took the live excitement of the Stax Soul Revue, grafted on James Brown's completely functional, rhythm-as-a pure-state funk, and mixed in the heightened airs of psychedelia. ... No one else could have made it quite as tight and loose, as blessed and blithe spirited."
Happy Birthday to Sly Stone, who turns 68 years old today! In honor of Sly's birthday, Pop Market and Archive 1887 are offering a special VIP deal on this limited edition Sly Stone t-shirt. For the VIP discount price of $57.99 $25.99, you'll get:
In an interview with AOL's The Boombox, singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq said his new album "Stone Rollin'" features a duet with legendary bassist Larry Graham. "We did a duet together, a hidden track on the new album called 'The Perfect Storm.' I played bass, but I put my bass down [laughs]. The first day I tried to play bass for him, I couldn't even play. I froze three times. He's my all-time idol!"
Today only, the Woodstock Experience bundle featuring Sly & The Family Stone is being offered at the exclusive price of $79.99 $49.99 at PopMarket.com! Experience Woodstock with 5 of the festivals biggest artists - Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane and Johnny Winter!This exclusive bundle features:
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David Dorfman, choreographer and head of the David Dorfman Dance troupe, has developed a new work called "Prophets of Funk - Dance to the Music," inspired by Sly and the Family Stone. "Prophets of Funk" calls on elements of Sly and the Family Stone, looking at "the funk of everyday life, the joy of everyday life" and how everyday people still hope and still aspire, he said in an interview. "I've always been the biggest, biggest fan of Sly and the Family Stone." The dance troupe will perform "Prophets of Funk" on Friday, February 4th at Connecticut College's Palmer Auditorium.
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VH1 and Rhapsody are giving you the opportunity to hear Sly & The Family Stone Woodstock Experience before you can buy it through The Leak. Simply to go VH1 The Leak to preview this great album. And look for all five Woodstock Experience releases on Tuesday, June 30.