Bootsy Collins didn't answer, so we turned to the funkology experts for an earful
Vincent was one of those fortunate enough to have been in attendance at the Oakland Coliseum when the Mothership landed during Parliament-Funkadelic's 1977 tour. He admires Collins' longevity, calling him one of the only musicians from the original funk era who is not starving. He attributes Bootzilla's viability as an artist to having such great teachers and for having kept track of publishing rights and royalties. Now, almost 35 years later, he doesn't exactly expect to see a return of the iconic space prop on the Fillmore's relatively small stage, but he did say this: "Bootsy is a spectacle in himself. He doesn't have to rip the thumpasaurus riffs for four hours. Just one slap will have you hooked."
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