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I was born in Cincinnati Ohio, where I became a staff musician at King Records by the time I was 15. I then toured the world with Hank Ballard, & Marva Whitney, before joining the hardest working man in show business Mr. James Brown. I then went on to play with George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, P-Funk and also fronted my own band named: Bootsy's Rubber Band. By 1984 I met Bill Laswell, and recorded with lots of Artist like Herbie Hancock, Keith Richards, Cyndie Lauper, Ice Cube, Africa Bambaataa., Out of the clear blue, I recieved a video in the mail in 1991 and it was from a guy with a Bucket on his head who called himself BucketHead. I told the total psycho to come on in and we recorded his first Album called: BucketHeadLand, that was my first studio and the first time I felt like I was in the woods with a cereal killer. Right after that Dee-lite sends me a Boot-signal in the sky and I answered, then we recorded: "Groove is in the Heart" Those were some of my best times in life other than traveling across country in a station wagon full of Funkadelic's and Lady Freaks just for the funk of it. We did get plenty funked up! I hooked up with Snoop Dogg, Color Me Bad, the Chilli Pepper's, Phil Ramone, Eddie Krammer, Buddy Miles, you name um. Next, all of a suddent I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Parliament/Funkadelic in 1997. Then in 2002 I got my 1st Grammy with my friend "FatBoySlim" (Weapon of Choice). In April of 2011 Mascot records released my new album called: The Funk Capital of the World. I went on tour for the 1st time with my full band called: The Funk-U-Band. I had not been on tour since 1998, so I had to get use to it all over again. Also in 2011 we lauched BC-Funk University, an online Bass school. We also launced Bootsy Collins Foundation who's motto is: Say it Loud and Instrument for Every Child. My wifey started an all "Bootsy Girls Club", which deals with girls self esteem & encouragement program. For more info on the Bootsy Girls go to: www.Facebook.com/bootsygirls to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org For info on Bootsy Collins new album go to: www.bootsyalbum.com For info on Bootsy news and touring go to: www.bootsycollins.com for Funk University School go to: www.the funkuniversity.com To email us send to: email@example.com