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We Respond: D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus on "Unlocking the Cage"

D.A. Pennebaker makes films about rock stars. Sometimes, they are literal rock stars—as in his famous debut, 1967’s “Don’t Look Back,” or subsequent docs about Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Depeche Mode. But even when he straysShow More Summary

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Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain

Man risks it all to give his neighbours a Jimi Hendrix wake-up call

A spell of good weather can bring out a different side in all of us and for Kenn Barnes it definitely did. While the UK was enjoying great weather over the weekend, Barnes decided to wake his neighbours up by playing them some Jimi Hendrix...Show More Summary

11 Questions: W. Kamau Bell on Bruce Lee and why he didn’t know Jimi Hendrix was black

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee. W. Kamau Bell doesn’t have a problem with putting himself in hairy situations. The onetime host of Totally Biased With W. Show More Summary

Acne Studios’ Guitar-Shaped Sunglasses Are as Mad as They Are Expensive

Included in Acne Studios’ SS16 lineup of eyewear are the quite frankly bizarre “Mediator” sunglasses, which take inspiration from Gibson’s iconic “Flying V” guitar, played by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Metallica’s James Hetfield. The shades sport oversized acetate frames, which have been handmade in France, and mimic the shape of the legendary guitar thanks to their […]

Acrostic clue that I don't think began that way.

Tomorrow's NYT acrostic has one clue that reads: "How Abraham Lincoln and Jimi Hendrix died." I'm pretty sure that "Jimi Hendrix" was a last minute substitution.Here's a piece from 3 days ago in the Wall Street Journal: "What PrinceShow More Summary

Covers, Classics, and Tributes: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews releases from Gary Lucas, Del McCoury, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn.

Prince dead at 57

(Scott Johnson) Prince was a prodigiously gifted multi instrumental musician, performer and songwriter of omnivorous musical tastes. He took it all in, from Little Richard to Bob Dylan and the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. He was without any doubt one of a kind genius. Show More Summary

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil: Tropicália Icons Talk U.S. Tour

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil are titans of Tropicália, a strain of Sixties Brazilian pop (or música popular brasileira) that drew on João Gilberto's sublime bossa nova, the Beatles' kaleidoscopic pop and Jimi Hendrix's soaring psychedelia, swirling it all together into a heady new sound. Tropicália has gone on to...

Rock ’n’ Roll Isn’t a ‘Nonblack’ Thing: How Racial Stereotypes Almost Ruined My Good Time

I love rock music, especially heavy metal. I blast it as I drive down the road and I mosh in concert pits. Rock 'n' roll is not a "nonblack" thing. Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Little Richard... hellooooo.

'We need an outsider like Trump,' says this two-time Obama voter

— On the vacant, sun-blasted streets southwest of the Strip, Joe Cervantes sees an America on the decline. Sporting a fedora and a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt as he walks his chow chow, the 67-year-old retired car salesman grumbles when he passes a neighbor's house with weeds in the rocks. Three cars...

Jeff Beck Talks Moving Past 'Guitar Nerd' Albums on New LP

"I really wanted to go back and use the basics, with what was going on in the Sixties with Jimi," says Jeff Beck, who is seated in small room of Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City, of some of the funkier tracks on his upcoming new album. "There's...

Song of the Day: “Hey, No Pressure”

Anything you want your life to meanIt can meanHey no pressure …Ray LaMontagne sings on his gritty, head-nodding new single, “Hey, No Pressure,” a track that fully embraces the strains of Jimi Hendrix and psychedelia that rose to the surface in times past like bubbles in a heady elixir.

Book Notes - Barney Hoskyns "Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in April

There’s a ton of great music coming out on April 1. But it’s no joke: the day brings the debut LP from a trio of rising stars in Nashville, the latest record from the Tuareg Jimi Hendrix, a record-breaking release from some old club heads, an EDM rapper that sounds like Biggie, and the third LP from a band called Tacocat. Show More Summary

Patti Smith releasing her live 'Horses' at Electric Lady Studios album on RSD, playing benefit at LPR

Last August, Patti Smith celebrated the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix opening Electric Lady Studios by performing her classic debut album Horses at the studio in its entirety. A recording of that will be released on Record Store Day. Continue reading…

Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, KWS, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa & More Shred The Experience Hendrix Tour in Worcester (PHOTOS)

The Experience Hendrix Tour hit the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA on 3/23/16. The performance featured Billy Cox (from Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band Of Gypsys), Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde (from Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne), Kenny...Show More Summary

Ace Frehley: Five Songs I Wish I Wrote

Ace Frehley's new album, Origins Vol. 1 – due out April 15th – finds him covering songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and other artists that have inspired him over the years. The LP also features his first recording with Paul Stanley, an impassioned interpretation of Free's "Fire...

Four Tet, Floating Points, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Team Up for NTS Radio Set: Listen

Earlier this week, Four Tet and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith were guests on Floating Points' show on on London's NTS Radio on Monday. Their two-hour set included tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Cornelius, Minnie Ripperton, and more. They also spun...Show More Summary

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