Lisa S. Johnson’s father was a guitar player, and her mother was a singer. Her father loved photography. So she ended up studying it in school—as a way to bridge communications with him at the time. While working for Eastman Kodak, she began dating a musician who owned a vintage...
helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience with a tribute on November 26 featuring Fishbone and a number of special guests including Ernie Isley, Saul Williams, Nona Hendryx, Liv Warfield, Gary Lucas, Alice Smith and 13-year-old School of Rock star Brandon “Taz” Niederauer... Continue reading…
Hasta la vista Fidel by Clay Jones A lot of people are saying “F you, 2016” as they’re upset at the number of celebrity deaths this year. I don’t get that. Famous people die every year. Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, George Harrison, Jeff MacNelly, and Herblock didn’t die in 2016. But I too [...]
Jimi Hendrix's longest-owned guitar is heading to auction at Bonhams' London Entertainment Memorabilia auction on 15 December 2016. Estimated to sell for between £80,000 and £120,000 (US$100,000 to $150,000), the 1951 Epiphone was owned by Hendrix longer than any other guitar he used in his tragically short career. Show More Summary
That’s right, there’s a whole new cut of the film, now with 100% more Jimi Hendrix. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
Ever since Jimi Hendrix brought guitar distortion to the forefront of rock and roll, pedals to control the distortion have been a standard piece of equipment for almost every guitarist. Now, there are individual analog pedals for each effect or even digital pedals that have banks of effects programmed in. Show More Summary
A decade later, the harp virtuoso's cover amplifies serenity in a time of chaos.
YouTube It was recorded from the audience so the sound isn't top quality -- but it's more than good enough to appreciate this amazing performance by Joe Bonamassa, Anton Fig and Michael Rhodes, ripping through a classic song by Jimi Hendrix and making it their own.
Channeling Jimi Hendrix, Tre Samuels stars in a GQ España editorial. While Harlem serves as the spread’s backdrop, stylist Joana de la Fuente pulls together the latest designer fashions. Brands such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci take the spotlight. Show More Summary
"... have taken their toll but have not knocked David out. He's still making music and going out on tour, but he had a little time to talk with Marc about The Byrds, CSN, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, Altamont, Melissa...Show More Summary
Jimi Hendrix and Harlem's The Apollo go back a long way. He won Amateur Night in 1964, and made additional appearances at the Apollo as guitarist for such acts as... Continue reading…
In 1960, black rock ‘n’ roll guitarists like Chuck Berry were among the most vital forces driving popular culture. By 1970, a black rock ‘n’ roll guitarist like Jimi Hendrix was considered a strange anomaly. Over the course of a decade rock music went from being a pan-racial conversation to a serious, studious pursuit for […]
The multi-artist Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2017 to celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix, long hailed as the genre’s greatest innovator. This latest edition of the annual tour will be the most ambitious one to date, encompassing...Show More Summary
Who on earth invented the power trio? It might be easy to say Cream or Jimi Hendrix, as they were pioneers, but who first? It could be Buddy Holly and the Crickets or Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (if we could call them "power" trios). No matter what, all examples have the blues as their common... [ read more ]
Not everyone can play like Jimi Hendrix, but with the right guitar and amp, they can try for the same roof-shaking sound. The place to go for the right vintage gear is Quinn?s Auction Galleries? Sept. 7 evening sale featuring a single-owner collection of quality classics. Show More Summary
A guitar player who was once spoken of in the same breath as Jimi Hendrix will be the focus of an auction in Manhattan. The AP reports that the guitars, song notebooks and memorabilia of Johnny Winter are up for...
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Rock and roll has always been in love with death. It’s the genre of the so-called Twenty-Seven Club, the genre of “I hope I die before I get old.” It’s Jimi Hendrix up late in London, Janis Joplin at a hotel with a needle, Keith Richards doing anything anywhere—the music is defined by its proximity to mortality. Show More Summary
This August marks the 47th anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Festival, which took place on Max Yasgur's 600-acre farm in Bethel, New York. Every notable musician of the time, from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin, played during the three-day festival. Show More Summary