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Reclusive Sly Stone Participating in Upcoming Documentary About his Life and Impact

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Sly Stone
Sly Stone

*The ultra reclusive Sly Stone will tip out of the shadows for a new documentary that examines his private life and rise to fame performing a groundbreaking swirl of rock, funk and soul.

While there have been numerous documentaries about Stone, this project – from Network Entertainment and filmmaker Derik Murray – marks the first film about his life that Stone has participated in, having already sat for one interview with more to potentially come, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Murray is also working with the various rights holders of Sly & The Family Stone’s masters to license them for the film.

“In the annals of pop music, certain artists are more than just innovators and more than just icons. Certain artists are avatars — the manifestation of an idea,” said Murray. “For Sly Stone, that idea was to create a diverse band that embraced a kaleidoscope of musical and cultural styles that stand unparalleled to this day.”

UTA will sell domestic and international rights to the full-length film, which, in addition to the new interview with Stone, will trace the pop-funk pioneer’s journey from child prodigy to current-day recluse through classic performances, archival footage and fresh interviews.

Stone has seldom been seen over the past 20 years outside of Sly & The Family Stone’s 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and turning up for a tribute at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

Stone’s longtime representative and the documentary’s co-executive producer, Robert Allan, said, “Sly felt it was the right time for him to return to the spotlight and share his incredible journey with the world.”

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