Andre 3000 To Cover Beatles But Not Jimi Hendrix

Earlier this year, it was announced that Outkast star Andre 3000 was set to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic of the legendary guitarist.

Andre 3000 To Cover Beatles But Not Jimi Hendrix
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Earlier this year, it was announced that Outkast star Andre 3000 was set to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic of the legendary guitarist. The film, titled "All Is By My Side", was to focus on a pre-fame Hendrix in the run-up to his big break in 1967. The Jimi Hendrix estate, however, was none-too-keen on the idea, flatly denying producers the use of any of Hendrix's music in the project. The film is still going ahead, although Andre won't be singing any Jimi. Instead, the soundtrack will focus on a number of Hendrix's pre-fame influences, according to Consequence Of Sound. Versions of cover that Hendrix played in his early club days, including "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Wild Thing," "Hound Dog," Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy," and Elmore James' "Bleeding Heart" will be featured, as well as two tracks by Curtis Knight, for whom Jimi played in the mid 1960s. 3000 will be backed in the film by a band of seasoned professionals including guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks), bassist Leland Sklar (Jackson Browne, Phil Collins), and drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp). Rolling Stone magazine has reported that the songs featured in the film may find their way onto a soundtrack album when the film is released next year. Experience Hendrix LLC. have said in a statement that they would be willing to be involved in a Hendrix biopic, only if they were involved in the project from its inception: "[We] have not ruled out a 'biopic' in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions."

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    HigherThanAMile
    I am still skeptical about this, but when I separate my personal feelings and point of view about the film, I see things a little differently. A notable music performer of current success is bringing attention to an icon for young guitar players and music lovers alike. Hendrix should be included among the players anyone spends time analyzing, and this film could be the push for a lot of young players who have no understanding of what he did for the electric guitar. I also see the possibility of this "prequel" fueling the interest of cooperation by parties for and against, in making another film that would focus on the more well known parts of Hendrix' life. One that would include the some of the original "face melting" riffs that the electric guitar is known for. I've heard for years Brad Pitt was attached to a film about SRV, and maybe this Hendrix idea will put some momentum behind that idea too.
    Supersonic1
    Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: AnnihilationUK wrote: Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: He should cover Rolling Stones and make a song called "3000 Light Years From Home". You're a nugget. Because I made a shitty pun?
    Every comment of yours I've seen sucks monkey balls.
    Pol-Pot-Smoker
    Supersonic1 wrote: Every comment of yours I've seen sucks monkey balls.
    Well, sorry for telling my opinions like everybody else on this website. lol
    Pol-Pot-Smoker
    AnnihilationUK wrote: Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: He should cover Rolling Stones and make a song called "3000 Light Years From Home". You're a nugget.
    Because I made a shitty pun?
    adamzam
    You people realize this is the internet? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I'm a huge Hendrix fan. "3000 Light Years From Home" sounds like a Hendrix tune haha
    Hamham272
    Sick of people +1ing themselves to make them seem like they have support... On topic. Well this has taken a turn for the worse. I was looking forward to Andres interpretation of Jimi and now he can't play any Hendrix tracks? Just let them use the tracks FFS you money hungry estate.
    Hamham272
    yoman297 wrote: Money Hungry? They're barely letting them make the movie.
    Exactly, if they weren't money hungry they would let them do the movie with all the music.
    AnnihilationUK
    Pol-Pot-Smoker wrote: He should cover Rolling Stones and make a song called "3000 Light Years From Home".
    You're a nugget.
    dezmoines333
    hopefully this ends up as a trilogy,or a sequel with this as a start and then theo other 2 they can began bringing jimi music as said on the last quote where they havent completely ruled out the possibility of having his music in it
    aldogia
    Hamham272 wrote: yoman297 wrote: Money Hungry? They're barely letting them make the movie. Exactly, if they weren't money hungry they would let them do the movie with all the music.
    Damn skippy. Its like theyre saying "Screw the legacy of Jimmy and the influence he had on modern music...just give us more money"
    Voodoochile711
    This could either be really good or really bad. There can be no in-between. The lack of Jimi's music makes me skeptical, but Andre IS perfect for the role....if he can act. We'll see.
    yoman297
    Hamham272 wrote: Sick of people +1ing themselves to make them seem like they have support... On topic. Well this has taken a turn for the worse. I was looking forward to Andres interpretation of Jimi and now he can't play any Hendrix tracks? Just let them use the tracks FFS you money hungry estate.
    Money Hungry? They're barely letting them make the movie.