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Bootsy Collins

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Grammy winner Bootsy Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he still resides. At the tender age of fifteen, he became a staff musician at the very prestigious King Records and soon afterwards, he was touring the world with Hank Ballard and the hardest working man in show business, Mr. James Brown.

Bootsy went on to collaborate with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, (P-Funk) where the One was established along with many gold and platinum hit records. Then came Bootsy’s own off shoot legendary monster group Bootsy's Rubber Band. This is where Bootsy became Bootzilla and a whole host of other characters.

In 1991, Collins received a video in the mail. It was from a guy with a bucket on his head who called himself  Buckethead, the two proceeded to record Buckethead’s first album called Buckethead Land.  Soon after that Dee-lite sent a Boot-signal high in the sky and Bootsy answered, which led to recording Groove is in the Heart.

Collins subsequently hooked up and recorded with artists such as Snoop Dogg, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phil Ramone, Keith Richards, Victor Wooten, Dave Stewart, Fatboy Slim, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Ice Cube, Afrika Bambaataa and Bill Laswell, Motown’s Funk Brothers.

In 1997, Bootsy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received his first Grammy in 2002 with his friend FatBoy Slim.


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