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P-Funk's Keyboard Wizard Bernie Worrell Dies

He was to the Moog what Hendrix was to the guitar

(Newser) - Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop, and other genres, has died. Worrell, who announced early this year that he had Stage 4 lung cancer, died Friday at... More »

P-Funk Spaceship Lands at Smithsonian

Classic funk stage prop to anchor new museum

(Newser) - The Smithsonian is about to get a whole lot funkier. The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership is going to anchor the music collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens in 2015, reports the Washington Post . While not the original, 1,200-pound aluminum spaceship—that... More »

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