Planet Waves is thrilled to announce the latest addition to their artist roster, Grammy Award winning funk bassist, Bootsy Collins. Since the age of 15, Collins has been playing, recording and touring with world renowned musicians and has earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Bootsy Collins was born in Cincinnati, OH, where he still resides. Early in his life, he became a staff musician at King Records which help to pave the way to world tours with acts like Hank Ballard and James Brown. Later in his career, Bootsy went on to collaborate with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, creating records that ended up becoming gold and platinum certified. Throughout his career, Collins has worked and recorded with artists such as Snoop Dogg, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phil Ramone, Keith Richards, Victor Wooten, Dave Stewart, Fatboy Slim, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Ice Cube, Motown’s Funk Brothers and many more.
“A lot of people have connections, but don't have the connection to the Funk Universe,” states Collins. “With my new Planet Waves Microphone, Instrument and Speaker cables, I stay funked up! I love the one's with the on and off switch, when you've had enough, you can cut the juice loose. Hey, when I'm funkin', the connection has to be James Brown tight you know that's right. Get connected and stay funked up like me by using these Planet Waves cables.”
“The amount of talent and dedication that Bootsy has shown throughout his entire career is inspiring to all musicians,” says Frank Aresti, Artist Relations Manager at D’Addario & Co, Inc. “We’re very excited to have Bootsy as a part of the Planet Waves family and look forward to being a part of his future!”