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Sex, Drugs & Rock Criticism: Richard Goldstein Holds Court

May 29, 2015

The story goes something like this: In 1966, a 21-year-old journalism school graduate named Richard Goldstein walks into the office of Village Voice editor Dan Wolf and makes an impassioned pitch to become "a rock and roll critic." When the young man...

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Jimi Hendrix Estate Approves Biopic From Paul Greengrass

May 8, 2015

Jimi Hendrix's estate has reached an agreement with Legendary Pictures for an official biopic of the late rock legend. Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips) is in talks to helm the project, based on a script from Scott Silver (8 Mile)...

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Jimi Hendrix Park Secures Developer, Eyes Fall Completion

March 21, 2015

After four years of fundraising and planning, construction on the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle is set to begin in April. The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and the city of Seattle announced that development company ERRG, Inc. had won the...

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Jimi Hendrix Jams Bluesy Solo on Rare R&B Tune

March 9, 2015

Jimi Hendrix plays a fluid, bluesy guitar solo on an instrumental R&B song called "Station Break," which he recorded during his 1965 stint with Curtis Knight and the Squires. The song is streaming on The Daily Beast. The two-and-a-half-minute...

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Spotify Celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2015

In celebration of Black History Month, music streaming service Spotify will honor one iconic artist each week throughout February. Today, a week of Aretha Franklin-centric content will kick off a month that will also highlight Jimi...

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Hear Lost 1967 Jimi Hendrix Recording 'Gloomy Monday'

March 16, 2015

When Jimi Hendrix entered Ed Chalpin's PPX recording studio in August 1967, the guitarist wanted to be clear that the session was a friendly gesture – not something that was to be released under his newly-famous name. "When we do this...

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Jimi Hendrix's Early Sideman Recordings Set for Release

February 18, 2015

Early recordings of Jimi Hendrix when he was a guitarist in the R&B group Curtis Knight and the Squires will finally be released with the authorization of his estate's Experience Hendrix LLC in a new collection titled You Can’t Use My Name:...

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Jimi Hendrix's 1969 'Creative Explorations' to Be Rereleased

November 12, 2014

Two LPs' worth of Jimi Hendrix's rare instrumental studio recordings will be available as the new "official bootleg" Hear My Music on November 28th as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event. The music comprises the guitar icon's "creative...

Jimi: All Is by My Side

September 25, 2014

It's a trade-off with biopics on dead rockers: You please the James Brown estate and get the music (Get On Up); or you go warts-and-all, like first-time director John Ridley in Jimi: All Is by My Side, and forego rights to "Purple Haze" and other...

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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...

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Sixties New York Rock Figure Manny Roth Dead at 95

July 31, 2014

Manny Roth, founder of the New York City club Cafe Wha? – where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and more played in their formative years – has died. He was 95. The Truth Behind Bob Dylan's First Encounter With Cafe Wha? "He was...

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Andre 3000 Shreds as Hendrix

July 5, 2014

It will be another three months before the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side hits theaters this fall, but a new trailer for the film offers an early look at Outkast's André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) in the title role.  'Jimi:...

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How Jimi Hendrix Got His Own Postage Stamp

March 14, 2014

The pastel, psychedelic portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in his military jacket and scarf that graces the latest installment of the United States Postal Service's Music Icons series of Forever stamps has long been in the making. The guitar idol's sister, Janie,...

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Andre 3000 Talks Outkast, Prince and Jimi Hendrix

August 27, 2014

Andre Benjamin, who made a name for himself in Outkast as Andre 3000, long avoided touring with his Outkast partner Big Boi and recently apologized to Big Boi on a verse in T.I.'s "Sorry" for turning down multiple lucrative appearances before the...

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Two Out-of-Print Jimi Hendrix LPs to Be Reissued

August 20, 2014

Jimi Hendrix's first two posthumous studio albums, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge – which both originally came out in 1971 – will be available as newly remastered CD, LP and digital reissues next month. Audio engineer Bernie Grundman,...

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Jimi Hendrix Park Breaks Ground in Seattle

August 7, 2014

The City of Seattle finally broke ground on the long-planned Jimi Hendrix Park, marking a two-and-a-half acre stretch of land adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle's Central District to honor its hometown guitar hero. The park's...

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Jimi Hendrix's Early Recordings as a Sideman to Get Proper Release

July 17, 2014

The rights to 88 studio recordings that Jimi Hendrix made between 1965 and 1967 during his stint with the R&B group Curtis Knight and the Squires now belong to his family's music company, Experience Hendrix LLC, and Sony Music's catalog division,...

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Beatles Guitar Headed to Auction

May 9, 2014

UPDATE: Harrison's guitar sold for $657,000 at auction Saturday night to an anonymous bidder. An electric guitar owned and played in the studio by George Harrison is headed to auction. The Beatle's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 will be up for grabs on May 17th...

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