Funk legend Sly Stone is living in a van in Los Angeles and, according to The New York Post, he is paranoid and thinks the FBI wants to get him. The musician, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, says that he changed his house in Napa Valley for the white van because he does not like to be in one place, CBS News reports.
Singer and songwriter Sly Stone has lived in a mansion in Beverly Hills, a house in Napa Valley and is living in a van four a few years now. The white van is in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, according to The Post. The area is exactly where the film “Boyz n the Hood” was shot. But that is for the time being, as Stone does not like to stay in one place.
“I like my small camper”, he told the New York Post about his white van. “I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving.”
The musician now records his music with a laptop he has inside his mobile home.
For decades, Stone and his band, Sly and the Family Stone, has helped shape the funk sound of the 60s and the 70s, along with Stevie Wonder and James Brown. They had numerous hits, among which “Everyday People”, “Thank You” and “Family Affair”.
Stone’s financial problems started in 2009, due to a contract that he signed more than two decades ago. He has filed a lawsuit against the manager of the band, Jerry Goldstein, with whom he signed at the time. Stone claims that Goldstein tricked him into sign the song author rights to him and is expecting to win 50 million dollars from him.