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BASS IS THE PLACEVivien Goldman strolls through London's Kenwood House in the company of funk's original spaceman Bootsy Collins (Sounds, 1978). Plus Bootsy talks James Brown and George Clinton with Mark Sinker (The Wire, 1993) and Angus Batey hooks Bootzilla up with Andre and Big Boi of OutKast (Dazed & Confused, 2001)…

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WAITING FOR THE MANLou Reed biographer Anthony DeCurtis applauds Lou's New York album in 1989 and hangs out with the doomed Whitney Houston in 1993. Plus DeCurtis disses Lester Bangs and Captain Beefheart in a 2000 interview with Steven Ward

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