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Album Of The Week: Remembering Jimi Hendrix And His Seminal Album 'Electric Ladyland'

It being Black History Month in the UK, it feels only appropriate to celebrate one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, brought to us by one of the greatest black musicians in...

Celebrating Black History Month: Are These The Greatest Black Artists Of All Time?

The annual celebration encourages us to honour black people and recognise their significant contributions to history, a key contributor being their extraordinary influence on the music industry.Whether you focus on Jimi Hendrix or Aretha Franklin,...

Jimi Hendrix's Electric Sunburst Guitar Fetches More Than £160k

Jimi Hendrix's Japanese sunburst electric guitar has sold for more than £160,000 ($209,000) at auction.The late music icon - who chocked on his own vomit and died at the age of just 27 in September...

Jimi Hendrix Covers Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy' In Unheard Recording

Jimi Hendrix shares his love of the blues with a stunning cover of Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy', released to the public for the first time as part of a new posthumous compilation of his archival...

Porn Star Mary Millington Honoured With Blue Plaque

Mary Millington, who died in 1979, holds a world record for the longest-running British film which played continuously for four years.Her famed soft porn movie Come Play With Me set a record when it was...

Jimi Hendrix's London Home To Become Public Exhibition

A London property at which the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix lived in the late 1960s is to be opened to the public in early 2016, along with a neighbouring property once occupied by the...

Jimi Hendrix Home To Open In 2016

The musician lived on the top floor of the Georgian townhouse from 1968 to 1969 and officials have spent two years restoring the property into a permanent memorial to the late rocker....

Jimi Hendrix's Estate Sues Over Guitar

Members of Experience Hendrix LLC, who run the estate, have filed a lawsuit against Harvey Moltz, owner of Rainbow Guitars in Tucson, Arizona over a Black Widow acoustic guitar, which is believed to...

Madonna, Marvin Gaye And George Harrison Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Blondie, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers, and Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards will also compete for a spot in the Class of 2016 as performers, while Motown legend Berry...

Isle Of Wight Filmmaker Wants To Revisit Definitive Festival Movie

The director was not a fan of Michael Wadleigh's coverage of the 1969 music festival, because it suggests the event was all love, peace and hippies - and he'd like to show the...

Rod Stewart's Poetry Book

Rod Stewart wants to release a book of poetry with Ronnie Wood.The 'Maggie May' hitmaker has always had a ''unique'' relationship with his Faces bandmate, to the extent they have their own language, and he...

Jimi Hendrix's Hair Up For Auction

It's the first time any such item has been offered. The 'hair charm' was one of many used for a widely publicised seance/interview staged by Guitar World magazine in an attempt to...

Amy Winehouse Sensed Early Demise

Amy documentary director Asif Kapadia reveals when he was conducting research for the project he discovered the Back to Black hitmaker predicted her early demise. He claims many friends and associates told...

Alice Cooper: I Came Within Two Or Three Weeks Of Dying

Alice Cooper was told he would die if he didn't give up alcohol. The 'Poison' hitmaker revealed he was drinking so heavily at one point that his doctor gave him an ultimatum that if he...

Kendrick Lamar Wants To Be Compared To Bob Dylan

Kendrick Lamar wants to be compared with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.The 28-year-old rapper's latest album, 'To Pimp A Butterfly', has received widespread critical acclaim and he hopes the record will go down...

Paul Mccartney Honours Charleston Victims During Festival Performance

Shockwaves were sent around America on Wednesday (17Jun15) when a gunman opened fire at a weekly Bible study session at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine...

Isle Of Wight Festival Sees World Record Attempt In Honour Of Jimi Hendrix

On the 45th anniversary of his legendary set at the venue, the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 have honoured Jimi Hendrix by attempting to break a world record.Amid the fun of four...

Jimi Hendrix World Record Attempt Planned For Isle Of Wight Festival

The rock icon played the U.K. festival in 1970 and organisers plan to commemorate the legendary performance by trying to break the record for the most fans in one place wearing masks at...

Lawsuit Launched Over Jimi Hendrix Guitar

The Acoustic Black Widow instrument, used by the rock legend, was left to his father following the star's death in 1970 but it has since changed hands and the current owner is reportedly...

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Moving Forward

The Captain Phillips moviemaker initially signed on for the untitled film four years ago, but at the time, Hendrix estate executors would not release the rights to the late guitarist's music....

Jimi Hendrix Memorabilia Up For Auction

Clothes and guitars owned by Hendrix were discovered in a box that had been locked in a storage facility in East Sussex, England since 2008 following the death of Mitch Mitchell, drummer with...

Slash Tops Guitar Solo Poll

NME editors have called the rocker's solo "a masterclass in build-up" in naming it number one in their 50 Greatest Guitar Solos countdown. Page's Stairway to Heaven solo for Led Zeppelin and...

Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park Finally Given Green Light

Plans to build a permanant memorial to the rock legend were announced in 2011, and it had been hoped that the Jimi Hendrix Park would open the following year (12). The project...

Jimi Hendrix Gets Animated For Last Interview

One of Jimi Hendrix's final interviews has been animated for a new web series.The audio clip of journalist Keith Altham's chat, which he recorded a week before Hendrix's death in 1970, has been given the...

Early Jimi Hendrix Recordings To Feature On New Compilation

Jimi Hendrix's early recordings with Curtis Knight & the Squires are to feature on a new compilation to be released next month (Mar15).You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & the Squires - The Rsvp/PPX...

Kathy Etchingham 'Shocked' By Hendrix Film Inaccuracies

Jimi Hendrix's former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham has lashed out at director John Ridley and the filmmakers behind 2014 biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side for the inaccuracies about her romance with the guitar great...

Kirsten Dunst Defends Lars Von Trier

Kirsten Dunst has defended Lars Von Trier. The 32-year-old actress - who worked alongside Lars, 58, in the 2011 drama 'Melancholia' - insists she would be more than happy to work with the filmmaker again...

Sheldon Reynolds In Ownership Dispute Over Jimi Hendrix Guitar

Former Earth, Wind & Fire and The Commodores star Sheldon Reynolds is facing a lawsuit over the ownership of a Jimi Hendrix guitar he obtained following his marriage split from the late rocker's stepsister.Officials at...

Andre 3000 Was Scared To Play Jimi Hendrix

Andre 3000 found it ''scary'' playing Jimi Hendrix.The 'Hey Ya!' hitmaker - who is part of chart-topping duo Outkast - admitted he was nervous portraying the legendary musician in the biopic 'Jimi: All Is By...

Andre Benjamin: 'I Had To Play The Guitar Left Handed Just Like Jimi'

Outkast star Andre Benjamin had to perfect playing the guitar left-handed in just days after learning it would be too expensive to let camera trickery make him look like Jimi Hendrix on film.The singer, aka...

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