On Thursday, Hollywood’s Live House hosted the “George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic JammJam”, with George Clinton in attendance to witness a plethora of the music industry’s favorites performing his tunes including Ice Cube, Anderson .Paak, CeeLo Green, Eddie Griffin, Battlecat, as well as members of the original Parliament Funkadelic.
Highlights of the special performance included Ice Cube jumping into the JammJam circle and performing “That New Funkadelic” with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, Eddie Griffin, George Clinton, and the original Parliament Funkadelic. Anderson .Paak joined in on “One Nation Under a Groove” before moving over to a drum kit and battling with drummer Eric Moore. Stanley Randolph (Stevie Wonder’s drummer), Ari O’Neal (Beyoncé’s guitarist), Nisan Stewart (Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, 50 Cent’s drummer/producer/musical director), Jae Deal (Janet Jackson, Elton John’s arranger), Lynette Williams (Childish Gambino’s keyboardist), and Elmo Lovano (Jammcard’s founder & CEO) also graced Live House’s stage throughout the energetic all-star tribute.
Clinton testified about the honorary event in a press release. He explained, “They had me crying like a bitch with tears of joy.”
Watch a few short clips from the “George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic JammJam” below:
Ice Cube, DJ Battlecat, Elmo Lovano at George Clinton’s JammJam
Anderson .Paak drum battle at George Clinton’s JammJam
George Clinton, who turns 78 in July, recently announced his final outing, the One Nation Under A Groove tour, which will feature a variety of artist lineups to celebrate Clinton’s final dates at the helm of the Mothership. Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton & P-Funk will be joined by Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, all of whom are taking time out of their own busy touring schedules to hit the road with the Grammy-winning, formerly-rainbow-dreaded funk, hip-hop, and rock & roll pioneer.
Head to George Clinton & P-Funk’s website for ticketing and more information.