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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (1954 – present)

DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (born April 17, 1954) is an American guitarist. He was a member of The Headhunters, a jazz-funk fusion band from 1975 through 1978 and Parliament-Funkadelic from 1978 though 2008. He served briefly as guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers after the death of Hillel Slovak in 1988 though was quickly replaced by John Frusciante. He also played briefly with Miles Davis in 1986.

Selected discography 1975 Herbie Hancock- Flood 1975 The Headhunters - Survival of the Fittest… read more

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