The death of author
George Plimpton set off rumors in the hip-hop community that funk legend George
Clinton had passed, due to the similarities in their names.
Various radio outlets
reported at length that Clinton had passed due to an unknown illness, which
is very alive and well," his lawyer, Shoshana Zisk told AllHipHop.com.
"We have been debunking it all day. He has a show tomorrow. His family
called in tears this morning because they thought he had passed, but he’s still
Clinton, who along
with James Brown have influenced hip-hop more than any other musicians, is planning
to release a variety of projects next year with his P-Funk AllStars as well
as Parliament and Funkadelic.
Clinton is currently
on the road with the P-Funk AllStars. Here are their remaining tour dates:
9/27/2003 – Sat
Radisson Hotel Sacramento Sacramento, CA
9/28/2003 – Sun The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
9/29/2003 – Mon Canes Bar and Grill San Diego, CA
10/3/2003 – Fri Texas Southern University Houston, TX
10/4/2003 – Sat Stubb’s BBQ Austin, TX
10/8/2003 – Wed The Roxy Boston, MA
10/9/2003 – Thu Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
10/10/2003 – Fri Mr. Small’s Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
10/31/2003 – Fri Voodoo Music Festival New Orleans