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Happy Birthday, Lenny Kravitz!

After Jimi Hendrix's passing, the African-American community was left with a drought when it came to true rock stars. Lenny Kravitz, born Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz, was one of the few who rose up to fill that void. The multi-instrumentalist turns 51 years old today (May 26). Continue reading…

Watch Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Do “Yoga” With The Roots On Fallon

A few years ago, Janelle Monáe teamed with the Roots to cover Jimi Hendrix on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show. Monáe and the Roots have a real chemistry, and she’s always such a great live show, so it was cool to see her back with the Roots on last night’s Tonight Show. And she gave […]

10 Well-known Rock Guitarists Who Influenced by Blues Legend B.B. King

For over six decades, B.B. King was known as the “King of the Blues” for his world-weary voice and wailing guitar licks that he played on his Gibson guitar that he affectionately called “Lucille.” From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix, his guitar playing has influenced many well-known rock guitarists. Show More Summary

California Roots Music Festival Is One of World's Largest Reggae Events - the Secret Behind the Success

It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we're not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky. Monterey, California. The Monterey Pop Festival was a sold-out music event in June 1967. Show More Summary

Hear Jeff Beck's First Studio Track in Five Years 'Tribal'

Last year, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top traded riffs and solos on a summer tour filled with guitar pyrotechnics, with the former tearing through 40-year-old favorites like "Going Down" and newer covers of tunes such as Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come." Live+, Beck's fifth concert LP...

Newswire: Paul Greengrass is back on that Jimi Hendrix biopic—no, the other one

Last year’s unauthorized, Andre 3000-starring Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, barely registered in the cultural consciousness—according to Box Office Mojo, the movie made just $340,911 during its U.S. theatrical run. It...Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix Biopic In The Works By ‘8 Mile’ Screenwriter and ‘Captain Phillips’ Director

The Jimi Hendrix estate has approved the creation of a biopic of the late musician. The film has been nearly six years in the making by Legendary Pictures. According to Rolling Stone, the film will be under the direction of Paul Greengrass and will be written by Scott Silver. Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix Estate Approves Biopic From Director Paul Greengrass

Jimi Hendrix's estate has reached an agreement with Legendary Pictures for an official biopic of the late rock legend. Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips) is in talks to helm the project, based on a script from Scott Silver (8 Mile) and featuring actual Hendrix recordings, Deadline reports.  Greengrass and...

Jimi Hendrix Biopic A Go, Paul Greengrass To Direct

Legendary has finally won over Jimi Hendrix's estate, Experience Hendrix, and a biopic is on the way. Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct the film. This is a deal six years in the making. Previously, Legendary had been unable to get the rights to use Hendrix’s music. Show More Summary

Paul Greengrass May Direct Legendary’s Long-Brewing Jimi Hendrix Biopic

I wouldn’t blame you if you see a headline about a Jimi Hendrix movie and wonder if there have already been several. In fact, a couple have wound through development for years, but the only one to really make it through to theaters was...Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix Is Getting His Own Biopic From An A-List Director

It's been a long time in the works, but it looks like we're finally going to get that Paul Greengrass-directed biopic of Jimi Hendrix, and one that actually features music by the legendary guitar god. According to Deadline, The Bourne Supremacy director is getting a second crack at a movie that has been a passion project for quite a while. Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Gets 'Bourne' Director Paul Greengrass

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Legendary Pictures has secured cooperation from Jimi Hendrix's estate for a new biopic, which will include all of his classic songs.

Paul Greengrass Eyes Legendary’s Jimi Hendrix Biopic

The new project will have the full support of the late artist's estate The post Paul Greengrass Eyes Legendary’s Jimi Hendrix Biopic appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Legendary Making Jimi Hendrix Movie With Paul Greengrass, ‘8 Mile’ Scribe Scott Silver And Estate In Tune

EXCLUSIVE: Even though Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull and director Paul Greengrass can be uncompromising guys, when they had a chance to make a movie about Jimi Hendrix four years ago with or without his estate’s cooperation, they backed off. Show More Summary

The New Elliott Smith Documentary Focuses on His Music, Not His Death

The excitement surrounding this week’s premiere of Montage of Heck, the documentary on Kurt Cobain, along with the popularity in recent years of similar features on Jimi Hendrix and Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, has proven that narratives focusing on musicians who died young and under tragic conditions never lose their...

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Musically speaking, the years 1969 and 1970 were not good years for me. Raised on the Yardbirds, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and Blue Cheer, I watched in mute horror as my friends and fellow enthusiasts melted away into the more...Show More Summary

Last Meals of the Famous

What people like Napoleon and Jimi Hendrix devoured before they died.

'Montage of Heck' looks back at Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain had a self-destruct button, and he pressed it almost every time he was onstage. Guitars, drums, his body — nothing was safe. Unlike, say, the theater inherent in The Who's gear-trashing or Jimi Hendrix's guitar-burning, Cobain smashed his frail frame until he had nothing left, showmanship...

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