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Lonnie Marshall’s “Groove Healing” Funky Fridays

Magical Music and Art Improv Experience

Every Friday Night in Hollywood at Delicious Pizza 7–9:30 pm
6601 Sunset Blvd 90028

pLAyiN witH tHe fuNkNoWN


Billboard Magazine

"Lonnie's one of the funkiest bass players alive today - I've totally copped stuff off him..." ~Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers (Bass Player Magazine) "I signed this band first and foremost because of their musicianship and stage personality, they're the kind of band that likes to tour to break down barriers, so nothing's going to stop them." – Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam
Bass Player Magazine

"Flea called Lonnie "Meganut" Marshall "one of the funkiest bass players alive today." One listen to Weapon of Choice and you might want to follow Flea's lead...With Meganut at the helm, the [seven] person, Southern CA based funk/hip-hop conglomeration slams its way through a Frank Zappa-meets-Parliament wall o'funk that's as deep as it is wide." – Gregory Isola
Bass Player Magazine

Lonnie "Meganut" Marshall was rated Top 10 Funk Bass Players in the Nation, along with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool Stanley Clarke, and Victor Wooten. – Readers Poll
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"Weapon of Choice lead singer Lonnie "Meganut" Marshall isn't a hard nut to crack. He and his seven nutty bandmates wear their eccentricity on their collective sleeve, mining '70s- style funk with streetwise hip-hop and lots of genres in between." – Gary Galipault
Billboard Magazine

"The hybrid sound [of Weapon of Choice] offers a richly layered musical landscape of bass and drum, slashing guitar, and rhythmic romps capped by metaphoric verse.   The effect is similar to the psychedelic rock'n'rhythm bands of the 70s- such as Santana, Slave, and Sly and the Family Stone." – Gregory Isola
High Times Magazine

"Weapon of Choice is a pure funk free-for-all.   Like Fishbone, WOC can rock out, but greasy grooves are more their style.   On stage, it's nuttin' but a potty, with costumes, outrageous hats and a fancy dancer, tantalizing the crowd with her flirtatious flow." – Steve Bloom

"Weapon of Choice has inherited the rock- laced R&B mantle that Sly Stewart once wore. As did Sly & the Family Stone, Weapon of Choice specializes in phat-bottomed bass funk, chattering keyboards and snappy drumming. But where Sly was a little skimpy on the guitar twiddling, Weapon of Choice has taken a cue from Hendrix-inspired funkadelia, littering its grooves with wah-wah-pedal effects and blistering hard-rock lead guitar--weapon of choice indeed" ~ Nicky Baxter
All Music Guide

"Weapon of Choice are all about retro funk -- not the kind of computer-programmed dance-funk that became en vogue during the early 21st century, but rather the type actually played by human beings on instruments. The leader Lonnie Marshall supplies one heck of an elasticy bass groove and sounds a bit like Curtis Mayfield (especially due to the use of falsetto vocals). In a nutshell - they rarely make funk like this anymore." – Greg Prato


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[2020] Legendary Nutmeg Funk Band “Weapon of Choice” Digital Catalog Release Across All Streaming Platforms

Mega Nut Music is proud to announce the digital release of Weapon of Choice’s complete catalog across all digital services. The party kicked off on Valentines day 2020 with the release of the band’s debut album, Nut Meg SeZ Bozo the Town. Weapon of Choice’s break out hit “Nutty Nut*meg Phantasy” has already racked up more than 1 million spins across digital streaming platforms as part of the compilation, Timeless. Releases will include 4 Weapon of Choice albums and band leader Mega Nut’s 2 solo albums. Weapon of Choice is currently putting together a new album coming in 2020, featuring members of Fishbone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and more.

“I am grateful and excitingly glad, that Weapon of Choice albums are being re-released. The chemistry of musicians and songs are indeed timeless and still refreshingly relevant. NuT*MeG MuSiC people, can look forward to consistent and frequent releases of new and unprecedented funky NuT*MeG MuSiC and collaborations.” – Lonnie “Mega Nut” Marshall

“Lonnie’s one of the funkiest bass players alive today – I’ve totally copped stuff off him…” ~Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers (Bass Player Magazine)

Weapon of Choice first hit the scene in the early 90s founded by South Central Los Angeles native Lonnie “Mega Nut” Marshall, lyricist, vocalist and extraordinary bass player. Shortly after hitting the scene, Pearl Jam founding member and guitar player, Stone Gossard, signed the band to his Sony Records record label, Loosegoove Records. The revolving door of some of the worlds funkiest players has included impressive line ups over the years, notably Keefus Ciancia (Emmy nominated musician, composer and music producer), Tom-bone Ralls, Finn Hammer, Mark Cross, Audra Cunningham, Philip “Fish” Fisher (Fishbone, Justin Timberlake, Little Richard, Christina Aguilera), Arik Marshall (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Macy Gray), Matt Chamberlain (Critters Buggin, David Bowie, Elton John, Fiona Apple, Sound Garden), Mary Harris (Michael Franti & Spearhead, Fishbone), Lamont Sydnor (Jacksons, Sly Stone, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars), Norwood Fisher (Fish Bone, Trulio Disgracias) and many more. They play a mixture of funk, rock, alternative, hip hop, jazz and reggae called Nutmeg, a term created by Marshall.

Marshall’s brand of experimental, AlterNuTiVe fUNk takes center stage with his solo work, recording and performing as Mega Nut. Released on New Years Eve 2020, Mega Nut’s two new singles “Reel Deel Feel” and “Wiggle” dropped with the ball on all the streaming services. The singles join Mega Nut’s other releases, including 2019’s Bud*time Stories in the Green Light District EP.

Weapon of Choice to release full catalog and new music in 2020 across all streaming services.

Weapon of Choice was the first act to ever play Coachella, opening the festival’s 1999 debut. The band backed Snoop Dogg on Tonight Show Jay Leno and performed live on the Grammys with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Clinton’s P Funk.

Lonnie Marshall was voted among the top 5 funk bassists in Bass Player Magazine.

Lonnie Marshall has collaborated and performed with Joe Strummer (The Clash), George Clinton (P Funk), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Rick Rubin, Fishbone, Les Claypool (Primus), Bette Midler, Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Ice Cue, Tone Loc, Chaka Kahn, Dionne Farris (Arrested Development), Battle Cat, Ozomatli, Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, Bernard Purdie, Lebo M. (Lion King) and more.