Hopefully the Jimi Hendrix fan who dropped nearly $380K for a guitar that was allegedly torched on stage in 1967 didn't immediately begin searching for the fire damage. The famous, black Fender Stratocaster was sold at auction this week (Nov. 27) by James Wright, a manager at Hendrix's record label.
Hendrix fans are waiting with bated for the 2013 release of ‘People, Hell & Angels,’ a new collection of unreleased Jimi Hendrix music. Last week, the release date, March 5, 2013, and the names of all 12 tracks were announced.
Of all the 1960s rock legends who died when they were just 27 years old – Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, etc. – Jimi Hendrix is the one who would most likely still be blowing our minds today with new music. When he choked to death on his own vomit in London on Sept. 18, 1970, he left behind only three released albums – all classics. But in the 42 years since his death, there have been dozens of records featuring the countless hours of material he left unreleased. A lot of it is great. Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 today.
It's been a few months since we've had an update on 'All Is by My Side,' the Jimi Hendrix biopic that is currently in production. But in a new interview, star Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group Outkast, spoke about the challenge in playing such a legendary figure.
Fans would pay good money just to see one of the many artists that took the stage during Saturday night's (Nov. 17) Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Wash. Amongst the dozen or so guitarists, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready left the biggest impression, according to reviews and confirmed in the below video of him playing 'Voodoo Child' with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
On Nov. 26, the day before what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday, select movie theaters around the globe will show 'Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock.' This marks the first time the guitar legend's entire set at the 1969 festival has been shown on the big screen.
September 18,1970 a sad day for music lovers Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 in London. People on the scene that day 42 years ago say Jimi could still be alive if he had been put into an upright position in the ambulance rather than left lying on his back, and he wouldn't have suffocated on his own vomit. He also might have been saved from death if the nearby hospital admitted people of color.
Four unreleased Jimi Hendrix 16mm color films were posted on eBay recently and fetched $10,000 when the video reels sold during the final hours of a ten-day auction. The seller, aware of the concert films one-of-a-kind value started the bidding price at 10K and a sole bidder committed to pay that, in return to own this historic Hendrix memorabilia.
Shooting of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All is by My Side,’ is currently underway, with Dublin filling in for London in the mid-1960s. The film, which stars Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group Outkast, as the guitar hero.
There was more than just "love" in the summer of 1967. It was also the year that the world was introduced to Jimi Hendrix, via his debut, Are You Experienced? His spaced out brand of psychedelia fit in perfect at the corner of Haight and Ashbury, as it did
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