added: 1 Sep 2013 // by: VVN Music
Sly Stone's story, with all its many strange twists and turns, could probably fill a couple of volumes and, with his latest idea, there may be a need to add many more pages.
Stone, who was recently chronicled in the multi-disc box set Higher!, is looking to put together a band made of only albino musicians because he feels it would take all the racism out of the picture.
Stone told Alexis Petridis at the Guardian "You know what? I'm looking for albino musicians. My feeling about it is that it could neutralize all the different racial problems.
"To me, albinos are the most legitimate minority group of all. All races have albinos. If we all realize that we've all got albinos in our families, it's going to take away from the ridiculous racial tension, if you're black or you're white, blah blah blah. That's why I've been trying to look for albino musicians and organize a group of people that are going to be right. That's what I've been rehearsing for. People will see us, all of us together ' a real family, an albino family. People will get happy when they see that! People have got to be happy for that."
Sly also said that he had "a thousand new songs on his hard drive" so, who knows, there may actually be new Stone music at some time in the future.
The lengthy story and interview can be read at the Guardian site.
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