Sly Stone Signs with Cleopatra for New LP

Sly Stone Signs with Cleopatra for New LP
Cleopatra Records is splashing its website with the news that they have inked R&B/funk legend Sly Stone to a new deal. Stone is currently recording an album featuring new songs and re-recorded greatest hits for a summer 2010 release.

Stone, now 66 years old, is best known for fronting Sly and the Family Stone in the '60s and '70s. The San Francisco, CA group are widely regarded for their influence on the soul, funk and psych genres. Since their break-up in the mid-'70s, Stone has continued to release solo records and has seen a resurgence in the past few years, despite his occasional bout of stage fright.

The smooth-singing Stone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and was the recipient of the 2002 R&B Foundation Pioneer Award.