Forget Super Bowl XLIX, the real match-up is between musical legacies. Representatives from Seattle station KZOK and Boston’s WZLX argue which city has better music.
While Outkast is currently reunited for a globe-spanning festival tour, band member Andre 3000 (AKA Andre Benjamin) is getting added exposure thanks to the release of the first trailer from upcoming feature film, Jimi: All is By My Side, a biopic starring the rapper in the titular role of Jimi Hendrix.
A scene from the upcoming Hendrix biopic has just surfaced.
So will Steve Jobs, Wilt Chamberlin and Johnny Carson.
Exactly a week prior to his death, Hendrix gave his final interview to Keith Altham in London. The interview has been animated as part of the PBS Digital Series ‘Blank On Blank.’
The film doesn’t have any Hendrix compositions, but uses songs that Jimi covered.
The tour is set to kick off March 11 in Dallas and run through April 3’s Detroit show.
The new doc isn’t so insider-y that it would alienate people who haven’t studied Hendrix’s life and music. As Smeaton says, “It gives a good overview, it touches on each of the albums. If this makes kids who have a Jimi t-shirt go out and get the records, then we’ve done our job.”
Two men are in custody for their alleged connection in the defacing of Seattle’s Jimi Hendrix statue on Capitol Hill. The vandalism comes on the 43rd anniversary of his death.
Like most legendary rockers from the British Invasion, Eric Burdon and his then-band, the Animals, were profoundly influenced by Chuck Berry. Burdon says that Berry’s influence on him and his band took an unusual form, resulting in: a) a song that bears no resemblance to Berry’s music, yet remains one of the Animals’ most enduring hits and, b) advice that Burdon probably should have taken.