Jimi Hendrix

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Hendrix At 70: “My Favorite Guitar Player Of All Time” – Kirk Hammett Of Metallica

Kirk Hammett was an early member of Exodus before replacing Dave Mustaine (later of Megadeth) in Metallica. And while the music of the Bay Area thrash metal scene only has a passing resemblance to Hendrix, Hammett has often paid tribute to the man by playing bits of Jimi’s “Little Wing” in his guitar solos.

11/25/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “You Can’t Find A Guitar Player Who Hasn’t Used One Of His Licks” – Buddy Guy

“He said that he wanted to see me play and he cancelled a show that night to see me play. As creative as he was, he didn’t have to miss no show to see nobody! Man, that guy did so much for guitarists… you can’t find a guitar player in the world who hasn’t used one of his licks, including myself.” — Buddy Guy

11/25/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “He Changed The Whole Landscape” – Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers

Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers was one of many artists inspired by Jimi; he told CBS Local that in the short period that Hendrix made records (1966-1970) “Musically, he changed the whole landscape, he was doin’ things that nobody was doin’.” While much has been said about Hendrix’s live showmanship, Johnston was more impressed by what Jimi did in the studio, including his use of feedback and backwards recording.

11/25/2012

Spectrum Road featuresJohn Medeski, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman Santana and Jack Bruce

Hendrix At 70: “It Sounds Like Something Not Of This World” – Vernon Reid and Jack Bruce of Spectrum Road

It’s a given that Jimi’s music has influenced every generation who followed him; but he also influenced everyone playing rock music when he first hit the scene. Spectrum Road is a supergroup that features Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, who grew up listening to Jimi, and Jack Bruce, whose band Cream was already popular by the time Hendrix debuted.

11/15/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “Like Getting A Blessing From The Pope” – Robert Lamm Of Chicago

Robert Lamm of Chicago tells CBS Local that his band was doing horn-based arrangements of Hendrix songs early on. Hendrix became a fan and supporter of the group, and when he expressed respect for Chicago’s late guitarist/leader Terry Kath, it meant a lot to the entire group.pr

11/13/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “He’s The Ultimate Rock Guitar Player” – Def Leppard

Def Leppard recently spoke with CBS Local about Jimi Hendrix, and guitarist Phil Collen called him “the ultimate rock guitar player, the most amazing guitar player of all time.” Singer Joe Elliott, meanwhile, marveled at Hendrix’s abilities as a singer.

11/08/2012

The Tupac hologram in its full glory at Coachella this past April.

Company Behind Tupac & Elvis Holograms Files For Bankruptcy

The company responsible for the groundbreaking CGI-projected image of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, as well as the upcoming Elvis Presley hologram, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

09/12/2012

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We Are Stars: What The Artists Got Paid At Woodstock

The Woodstock Music & Art Festival will be remembered for peace, love, great music and some “brown acid” the over half million in attendance were warned about. But something you might not have known is how much the performers were paid to appear at Woodstock.

08/17/2012

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One-Of-A-Kind Jimi Hendrix Film Sells For $10,000 On eBay

In a 10-day long auction, four never-before-seen 16mm color film reels of Jimi Hendrix were sold to an undisclosed buyer on eBay for $10,000.

08/09/2012

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Top Ten Songs This Week In 1967

During July of 1967, the 38th Major League All-Star game saw the National League beat the American League 2-1 in 15 innings in a game that took place at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The MVP […]

07/15/2012

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