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2014

'Jimi: All Is by My Side' Movie Review

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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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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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 Practiced 6 Hours a Day for Hendrix Role

March 10, 2014

Outkast member Andre 3000 spent large chunks of each day woodshedding on his guitar as a lefty in order to portray Jimi Hendrix in the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, which will be screened at South by Southwest this week in advance of its June theatrical...

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Lennon, Hendrix Stamps Planned

February 21, 2014

Philatelists rejoice: The U.S. Postal Service will unravel several lines of celebrity-adorned stamps over the next two years, with subjects ranging from Apple founder Steve Jobs to gay rights activist Harvey Milk. It will also be offering numerous music-related...

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André 3000's Hendrix Biopic Set for SXSW

January 31, 2014

Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last September, All Is By My Side – the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's André 3000 as the guitar icon – is one of many music films that will receive their U.S. debuts during...

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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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'Jimi: All Is By My Side': John Ridley Talks Hendrix

March 13, 2014

Eight years ago, writer-director-graphic novelist John Ridley was surfing the Web when he stumbled across  a Jimi Hendrix song entitled "Sending My Love to Linda." A single question — "Who is Linda?" — set Ridley loose on a project that...

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Exclusive Clip from Hendrix Biopic

March 6, 2014

The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side won't see its U.S. premiere until next week at South by Southwest 2014, but Rolling Stone is giving you a first look at Andre 3000 as the guitar god in an exclusive clip today. The video...

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Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview

February 4, 2014

A week before Jimi Hendrix unexpectedly passed away in 1970, he sat down with British journalist Keith Altham for what would be his last known interview. PBS' animated web series Blank on Blank has gotten hold of the audio tapes and animated six minutes...

2013

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Aerosmith Jam With Jimmy Page

December 5, 2013

Aerosmith were 12 songs into their set at London's 850-seat Marquee Club on August 20th, 1990 when Steven Tyler addressed the crowd. "We have a guest tonight," he said. "The man who set us on the path: Jimmy Page!" It wasn't a huge shock, considering...

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5 Things PBS Can Teach You About Jimi Hendrix

November 6, 2013

Guitar god Jimi Hendrix got the PBS treatment last night in the American Masters broadcast of the two-hour documentary Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin'. In other words: a thorough, serious-minded consideration of his career that soft-pedals...

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The 27 Club: A Brief History

November 12, 2013
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