In 1969, high priestess of funk Betty Davis recorded two legendary sessions produced by her then-husband Miles Davis at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios in Manhattan. The band consisted of Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer),...Show More Summary
More than 45 years after the death of Jimi Hendrix, his estate has won a partial injunction against a company trying to ride on the late rocker’s fame. According to Bloomberg News, the Hendrix estate has successfully blocked Tiger Paw Distributors, LLC, from using the word “Jimi” on the bottles of the company’s Purple Haze... Show More Summary
One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard,...
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Jimi Hendrix could have had a lot of fun with these.
Writing you from the Isle of Wight. I never thought I would get here! I first heard of the place because Jimi Hendrix played one of his last shows at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. Hendrix was set to play on the 30th. Things ran late and...
In 1975, Suriname's Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band released "Soul, Steel & Show," a killer funk-psych-soul LP that included scorching covers of Neil Young's "Down by the River," Isaac Hayes's "Theme from Shaft," Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe," Kool & The Gang's "Funky Stuff," and other great jams. Show More Summary
Eric Clapton has lived quite a dramatic life. He infamously survived heroin, cocaine, pill, and alcohol addiction, with each one taking away large chunks of his life. He has outlived girlfriends and close friends like Jimi Hendrix. He lost his 4-year-old son in a tragic accident. Show More Summary
Guitarist Carlos Santana tried to bring a little Woodstock to Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday night. Born in Mexico but based in the Bay Area since grade school, Santana was a natural choice to kick things off with “The Star Spangled Banner” at the NBA Finals, the sort of gig at which teams regularly...
One of the world's most acclaimed music photographers, Redfern captured images of practically every major jazz, soul, and rock star over the past 50 years, including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, and Frank Sinatra. Here are 28 photos from his legendary collection of work. Jethro Tull Elton John John Lennon The Beatles Nina Simone See more »
There’s one chord every wannabe rock guitar hero has to figure out at some point…we all listen to Jimi Hendrix, we all marvel at what he’s doing with that Strat, whether plucking it with his teeth or setting it on fire. But, what is it he’s doing exactly to get that E-major power chord that […]
Blank on Blank is an ongoing video series by PBS that vividly animates the audio tracks of interviews of famous people. In the past, they've done Tom Waits, Bill Murray, Kurt Vonnegut, Dolly Parton, and Jimi Hendrix, among many others. Show More Summary
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
Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain
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
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
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 […]
Wild Thing: Watch Jimi Hendrix's Best Live Moments
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
The Dean reviews releases from Gary Lucas, Del McCoury, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn.