But the real issue here is that nobody knew Sly Stone was on the hook for a possession bust in the first place! He was arrested on April 1st after the LAPD found freebase cocaine during a search of his car, but the crime went unreported until today's postponed court date.
The majority of Stone's Rock Hall-worthy career has been plagued by drug problems that forced him into near-seclusion for almost 15 years, until 2007. In 2009, Stone began performing again semi-regularly, even performing at last year's Coachella festival. After this latest legal snafu is behind him, Stone may want to give lessons to everyone else in the music biz about how to keep unpleasant arrests quiet.
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- Sly Stone