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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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Hear Readers Favorite Jimi Hendrix Songs

March 22, 2013

Jimi Hendrix has been dead for 43 years, but his music continues to sell at an incredible rate. His new posthumous release People, Hell and Angels old 72,000 records last week, landing at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100. Many fans are stunned...

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On the Charts: Jimi Hendrix Earns Highest Chart Debut Since 1969

March 13, 2013

WINNER OF THE WEEK: Jimi Hendrix. What appears to be the late guitar hero's final studio album, consisting of unreleased tracks recorded with a variety of musicians between 1968 and 1970, sold 72,000 copies and made its debut at Number Two. It's a little...

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Soft Machine Singer Kevin Ayers Dead at 68

February 20, 2013

Kevin Ayers, best known as a founding member of Soft Machine, has died in France, The Guardian reports. He was 68. No cause of death has been announced. The singer and songwriter started the group in 1966 with Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge...

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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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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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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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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...

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Jimi Hendrix Sought Paul McCartney for Supergroup with Miles Davis

May 10, 2013

It's long been known that Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis were making plans to record together the year before Hendrix's death in 1970, but it turns out the pioneering guitarist and jazz trumpeter were hoping that Paul McCartney would join them on bass....

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Jimi Hendrix Song?

March 15, 2013

Jimi Hendrix's newest release, People, Hell and Angels, landed at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, selling 72,000 albums. It's his biggest chart success in 44 years – not bad for a guy who died in 1970. Review: Jimi Hendrix, People,...

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Song Premiere: Jimi Hendrix Blazes Through the Experimental 'Hear My Train a-Comin''

February 21, 2013

Click to listen to Jimi Hendrix's 'Hear My Train a Comin'' On March 5th, Experience Hendrix and Legacy will release People, Hell and Angels, a new collection of previously unheard recordings from guitar luminary Jimi Hendrix. Put to tape between 1968...

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