The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland (1968) The American version is iconic, but nowhere close to this much fun. Whatever visionary British art director made this happen deserves a hearty slap on the back and a pint or two. Ladyland looks like quite the place to visit.
The André 3000-starring Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side is coming out this fall and the official trailer has just been unveiled. While the film doesn’t use any actual Hendrix songs because they couldn’t get the rights to them from his estate, it does make heavy use some generic Hendrix-like guitar riffs and… More »
We learned last year that André 3000 would play Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic All Is By My Side. The movie faces an unfortunate problem: Hendrix’s estate denied the film the rights to use the man’s music. But Hendrix covered a ton of other musicians’ songs, and it looks like the movie, which focuse… More »
A record label attempting to promote a new posthumous Jimi Hendrix collection faces obvious problems, since they can’t book him on late-night shows or whatever. (Not that posthumous Hendrix collections ever have much trouble selling.) But someone in some marketing department had the bright idea, by way of shilling the new Hendrix collection People, Hell… More »
Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.
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It’s been years since the two members of OutKast got together to record an album, and a reunion doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the horizon for the moment, but at least they’re both working on things for the moment. The mercurial André 3000, for one, has taken a break from his current gig a… More »
This next issue of Rolling Stone magazine will include sheets of dead trees stacked and creased at a spine-like center with many words printed on them. (It’s a whole thing, ask your parents.) Sometimes those pages include words about musicians, and often those musicians are Jimi Hendrix, or Led Zeppelin, or the Rolling Stones, or… More »
Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.
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Night owls looking for freshly written jokes received a semi-infusion of comedic relief last night when the late night funny men finally returned for duty (Letterman, Conan, Kimmel, Leno — Carson did a little while back but we clearly said ‘funny men’) — as long as your idea of comedic relief is watching O’Brien beat… More »
At the NAMM music products trade show, Authentic Hendrix and Beverage Concepts announced the launch of the one and only beverage to bear the likeness and name of the acid-tripped axeman. Makes you thirsty, don’t it. Via MarketWatch:The rock ‘n beverage line, named The Liquid Experience, will launch in late April at the Experience Music… More »
Beginning in March, Jimi, Kurt, Janis, and Jim Morrison will come to NYC in the new play 27 Heaven, which brings you (yes, you!) to the gates of heaven, where Kurt first meets the other beautiful corpses. Via the play’s press release:27 Heaven opens with a recently deceased and rather confused Cobain meeting Hendrix, Jopli… More »
The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were dead… More »
Hope you’re not busy for the next couple of days. We hadn’t been to Wolfgang’s Vault in awhile, but thanks to RS, we discovered Wolfgang’s behemoth concert archive, 300 shows deep with streams from performances by everyone from The Beach Boys in ’71 (after Brian’s performing days), to Clapton in ’76, to The Cure in… More »