Tag Archives: Sly Stone

Without Sly Stone I Wouldn’t Be Here Today

When I was a teenager my mom told me the story about how she found out my dad really loved her. When they were dating my dad drove her all the way to Detroit — a two-and-a-half hour trip — to see Sly and the Family Stone in concert. But when they arrived at the … Continue reading Without Sly Stone I Wouldn’t Be Here Today

Sly Stone: "I'll Be Good, I Wish I Could…"

City Sound Inertia has a depressing account of the shenanigans behind the scenes at a recent Sly and the Family Stone show in Santa Rosa, California: The morning of the show, Sly Stone is in Los Angeles. He fires his business manager. Sly tells the promoter that he’s his own boss now, that he’s the … Continue reading Sly Stone: "I'll Be Good, I Wish I Could…"

Sly Stone on the Down Side of Fame

Greg Kot talks to Sly Stone about hanging skeletons on his door, packing guns and his improbable comeback: “My dad used to tell me, ‘If you work for it, you will have good consequences,’ ” Stone says. “So I thought what I was doing could be kinda big. And for a little while, the fame … Continue reading Sly Stone on the Down Side of Fame

Sly Stone Re-Emerges

This is great. Something I never would’ve imagined. Vanity Fair has an 8,000-word feature and interview with Sly Stone by David Kamp: Sly Stone’s Higher Power: Fame & Scandal. It’s a great read, with lots of surprising details. This snippet reveals that his mind is sharp, and that he’s still as funny and weird as … Continue reading Sly Stone Re-Emerges

Sly and the Family Stone Reissues

Epic/Legacy is finally releasing remastered editions of Sly & the Family Stone’s first seven studio albums on March 20, each with several bonus tracks and new liner notes. This is long over due. Sly’s catalog has been criminally neglected. The label rushed out horribly mastered versions of the most popular albums in the early days … Continue reading Sly and the Family Stone Reissues