Sunday, January 13
Hear funky tunes by funk bassist, William “Bootsy” Collins on Soulsations. Bootsy announces his retirement from live performances in a Facebook post:
"Time has come for Me to tell all our Funkateers that I will Not be Playing Bass in Concerts anymore. I have decided to become a Coach for up & coming Musicians. I know u r Disappointed just think for a moment how I feel. Doc said to much pressure on my Inner-Ear & Right Hand. Yeah, I had to make up my Mind so I did. 2019 Sheriff Ping Ping Ping will continue to Funk from the Studio but Not Live playing Bass on Stage. I know u got question & I don't have answers, maybe one day u to will understand. Just remember; That This Year will be the Funkiest Year of them All. Watch for it. Bootsy baby!!!"
The Rock-N-Roll Hall-of-Famer has enjoyed nearly 5 decades of playing music as part of the JB’s, a backing band for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Collins was a long time fixture as part of Parliament-Funkadelic plus played in his own group Bootsy’s Rubber Band.