Funk Legend Clinton Asks Fans To Help Restore Studio

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February 20, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

Cash-strapped funk icon George Clinton is appealing to fans to help him raise $50,000 to preserve his recording studio in Florida.
The Parliament-Funkadelic frontman, 70, is using online fundraising website IndieGoGo to encourage devotees to contribute to the cause and aid the “restoration and preservation of original recordings, as well as urgent repairs and upgrades to the Parliament-Funkadelic family recording studio”.

The veteran singer is offering signed CDs, T-shirts and other memorabilia in exchange for donations, while the rewards for the most generous include a pair of concert passes for all Parliament-Funkadelic shows for a year ($5,000), and the opportunity to collaborate with Clinton in the studio ($10,000).

The online fundraiser is due to end on 16 April and it has so far raised over $3,300.

Clinton has been struggling financially for years following the mismanagement of his music industry funds and he filed for bankruptcy in 1984.