Plenty of performers bring the funk, but few have done it as long or as hard as Bootsy Collins. The pioneering bassist got his start as a key member of George Clinton’s legendary collective Parliament Funkadelic. Collins has recorded with his Rubber Band, his Sweat Band, and as a solo artist since; the 60-year-old Rock ’N’ Roll Hall Of Famer is relentless. He grooved his way into academia in 2010 with Bootsy Collins’ Funk University, an online bass guitar school, and released 2011’s Tha Funk Capital Of The World with the help of friends Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, and former bandmates George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. Collins is as viable a performer as ever, with his stovepipe hat and Bootzilla alter ego still consistently pleasing funk-hungry crowds.