George Clinton Alive And Well

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 false.

"George Clinton

is very alive and well," his lawyer, Shoshana Zisk told

"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