Bootsy Collins Set To Focus On Mentoring Young Artists, Retires From Live Performances

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Earlier this week Bootsy Collins announced that the “Time has come for Me to tell all our Funkateers that I will Not be Playing Bass in Concerts anymore.” However, the legendary artist reassured fans that he still plans to continue recording music and will focus on mentoring young musicians.

“I have decided to become a Coach for up & coming Musicians,” he posted. “I know u r Disappointed just think for a moment how I feel. Doc said to much pressure on my Inner-Ear & Right Hand. Yeah, I had to make up my Mind so I did. 2019 Sheriff Ping Ping Ping will continue to Funk from the Studio but Not Live playing Bass on Stage.”

Bootsy hopes his fans understand his position at the moment. “I know u got question & I don’t have answers, maybe one day u to will understand. Just remember; That This Year will be the Funkiest Year of them All. Watch for it. Bootsy baby!!!”

We wish Bootsy Collins great success in this new area of his career!

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