Outkast's André 3000 (real name: André Benjamin) didn't have to physically change much to play Jimi Hendrix in the film Jimi: All Is By My Side—he didn't even have to wear a wig! But as a Southern-born-and-raised musician, mastering the accent of the Seattle native was a bit more difficult.
Jimi: All Is By My Side, the biopic following a young Jimi Hendrix, opened this weekend. In the movie, André Benjamin just about nails Jimi's distinctive, wandering way of talking. Tonight, let's go to the source: Jimi Hendrix's final interview, recorded just seven days before he died in September 1970.
In this animated version of Jimi Hendrix's lost final interview, he calls himself a mad scientist, talks about the place of fantasy in his music, and expounds on his favorite saying: "When things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man."
As we charge into the future (at least here on the East Coast), maybe take a few minutes to travel back to the past for a spectacular version of that classic New Years song that's playing practically everywhere tonight. There's not much to be said about Jimi Hendrix's Auld Lang Syne that isn't summed up in the…
Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest guitar players of all time—something that still rings true today. Forty-two years ago, he was tragically found dead at the age of 27. In honor of the late rock star, here's a video of him tearing up the classic "Purple Haze" at Woodstock. His unforgettable performance happened a…
Jimi Hendrix passed away 40 years ago and his timeless sense of style, swagger and so-ridiculously-awesome-it-needs-a-better-word-than-awesome electric gee-tar skills lives on. When you're rocking out to Rock Band or strumming the air guitar, remember who did it best.
We think of Jimi Hendrix as a psychedelic mastermind, but his trippy imagery actually had a more scientific starting point. According to a new biographer, Hendrix was hooked on science fiction, and his song "Purple Haze" is based on SF.