Bootsy Collins has revealed that he is working on an album with Buckethead. The legendary funk bassist, who got his start with James Brown then joined Parliament-Funkadelic, took to Facebook to spread the good news.
Fans may remember that Bootsy made this same announcement back in 2017, and no album ever came of it. Since then, however, Bootsy has confronted health issues that have forced him to retire from performing and become a studio artist. For Halloween 2019, however, the two did share what can only be described as a horrifying cover of “Monster Mash“.
What the announcement on Bootsy’s page lacked in details, it more than made up for in aggressive emoji use. According to Bootsy, the pair are working on an album that will be ready for the “holidazes.” Apparently, that holiday is Christmas, as “Bucket/Bootsy,” as he referred to it, is out on December 21st. Bootsy collins also announced the release of the first single, “Power of the One”, four months in advance—as it won’t be out until October 23rd. Aside from that, the rest of the post merely plugged a store selling Bootsy’s signature star glasses and tagged a bunch of people who are most likely working on the record.
Bootsy has a long history with the legendary masked guitarist, dating back to his first album, Bucketheadland. The two have also played together in the band Science Faxtion, who have released one studio album, 2008’s Living In Another Frequency.
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In other Bootsy Collins news, the bassist recently released a new single, “Stars”, featuring guest spots from Steve Jordan, Béla Fleck, American philosopher Dr. Cornel West, international musicians Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast) and Olvido Ruiz (Cuba), and a young singer who goes by the name EmiSunshine. Listen to “Stars” here.