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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)...


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...


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:...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


'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...


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...


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...


Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dead at 95

August 21, 2013

Legendary concert promoter Sid Bernstein, best known for booking the Beatles at New York's Shea Stadium in 1965, has died at age 95, according to the BBC. Find Out Which 10 Beatles Solo Songs RS Readers Named the Greatest Bernstein was a crucial figure...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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,...


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...


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...


Hendrix Biopic Premieres in Toronto

September 13, 2013

All Is By My Side, John Ridley's long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic, premiered with several screenings this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which features André Benjamin as the late guitarist, focuses on one transformative...