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Legendary Betty Davis and Miles Davis funk/fusion/psych session released

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Jimi Hendrix’s Sister Wins Partial Injunction Against Maker Of ‘Purple Haze’ Themed Booze

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

Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist

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,...

Fanatics! Warm Weather Is Perfect for Listening to Jimi Hendrix

[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #378 06–26–16 Fanatic!...

Henry Rollins: Notes From the Festival Circuit, Where Bands' Careers Never End

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...

Scorching Caribbean soul covers of Neil Young, Isaac Hayes, and Jimi Hendrix (1975)

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 Is Struggling To Play Guitar Due To Serious Back Pain, Which Morphed Into Incurable Nerve Damage

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

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman conjure Jimi Hendrix with national anthem before the NBA Finals

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...

28 Iconic Images Taken by Renowned Music Photographer David Redfern

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 »

Classic Chords #3 – The Hendrix Chord

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 […]

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

A large mugshot of celebrities in the 1960s and 70s

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.

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