First Pics Of Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix

The Outkast rapper has been snapped in costume with a full Hendrix afro as he films the forthcoming biopic "All Is By My Side".

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Outkast's Andre 3000 has been snapped in his Jimi Hendrix consume as he films a forthcoming biopic about the late guitarist. Entertainmentwise managed to catch a glimpse of the rapper in Dublin where the film is being shot, as he appeared from his dressing room with a full Hendrix-style afro. The film titled "All Is By My Side" pushed ahead with production before getting permission from the Hendrix estate to use his music. The movie centers around the recording of the classic 1967 album "Are You Experienced?" "[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," said the estate upon news of the film. It is unclear whether a deal has been reached with the Hendrix estate, but the production company could be skipping out on those royalty fees by recording its own soundtrack. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Chickenfoot drummer Kenny Aronoff took part in an "intense" two day Hendrix recording session for the film score. Could they be cutting the Hendrix family out of any royalties? Andre 3000 has previously appeared in movies including "Be Cool", "Four Brothers" and "Semi-Pro". Will you enjoy the movie if it doesn't include real Hendrix recordings, or would you be fascinated to gain further insight into his life? Share your opinion in the comments.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    Daaaaamn.... This is looking good! Yeah, if he had the headband he'd look eerily close to the real thing.
    zn-1
    [quote]joshuahughes34 wrote: looks like a wig to me :/[/quote That's because it is?
    Kenjamin91
    He looks good and I'm sure he can pull it off. But I just don't see how the film would work without any of the actual songs.
    Sonny_sam
    Anyone remember the film 'Ray'? I know it's a different circumstance, but they recorded their own soundtrack, and I personally thought it was amazing, I don't see why this couldn't be the same!
    i_am_metalhead
    Dave Frenzy wrote: ahh but can he pretend to play like Hendrix? thats the real question
    Andre 3000 can play guitar. He doesn't have to pretend.
    Iommianity
    Yeah, screw Experience Hendrix and his estate. They've put Jimi's face on everything from energy drinks to rolling papers to guitar pedals. Just like the MLK estate, they like to forget that the person and image they represent was by and large for the people, not corporate interests. It's why I would have no problem if his biopic doesn't feature licensed music. I might in a different situation, but they don't deserve the money imo.
    spiff-corgi
    Jimi Hendrix consume
    I don't even know how this typo happened... He doesn't look bad, but the purpose of the movie isn't to find a Hendrix lookalike, is it? It's about finding an actor who can accurately portray his life.
    Skullivan
    I wouldn't mind if the film used its own covers instead of Hendrix's versions. As for Mr. 3000, all I can say is that he's a better fit for Hendrix than Sacha Baron Cohen is for Freddie Mercury.
    metallica-#1
    Kenjamin91 wrote: He looks good and I'm sure he can pull it off. But I just don't see how the film would work without any of the actual songs.
    Same way it worked for "Ray" and "Walk the Line"
    burndttoast
    skyturnedred wrote: I just hope they get the voice right too. From what I've heard, Andre has quite a high voice, while Jimi had a low voice.
    I came here to say the exact same thing. I hope Andre gets Jimi's speech and accent right too. I'm so used to hearing how Jimi talks on his live records that it would be a shame if this movie went against that.
    jrodgers
    Sonny_sam wrote: Anyone remember the film 'Ray'? I know it's a different circumstance, but they recorded their own soundtrack, and I personally thought it was amazing, I don't see why this couldn't be the same!
    The Ray soundtrack really surprised me, and Jamie Foxx did a spectacular job. But doing the same thing with Hendrix is just something else entirely. How do you imitate his voice without coming off as a total jack***?
    skyturnedred
    I just hope they get the voice right too. From what I've heard, Andre has quite a high voice, while Jimi had a low voice.
    BassFishin
    I'm pretty sure he played guitar on the Outkast albums. (yes, there are some guitar parts on those albums, although they're probably just looped or something) Obviously that type of skill doesn't even come close to Hendrix's, but...I'm sure he can pull off 'faking it'. I'm excited for this.
    Igamikun
    Dave Frenzy wrote: ahh but can he pretend to play like Hendrix? thats the real question
    If Ralph Macchio can be trained to look like he's shredding it up almost note for note (besides the solo) in Crossroads then I think they can make Andre 3000 who is already in music, look like he's playing a guitar.
    COREYTAYLOR721
    Looks better than the last Hendrix film. I couldn't watch that one because he looked nothing like Jimi.
    joshuahughes34
    [quote]joshuahughes34 wrote: looks like a wig to me :/[/quote That's because it is?
    what i mean is that it is really obvious, you think they would make it look better
    robshredsky
    CaliforniaKid wrote: How nice it is to make a film about a music legend, and while doing it you intentionally screw his family out of any royalties. Pathetic.
    Interesting point. But it's also interesting how they failed to mention cutting out the record company, producers, managers who maybe don't have the Hendrix legacy's best interest in mind and potentially will drive up the cost to rights for the music high enough to put the movie out of production all together. A perfect example of the media's "spin" if I had to guess.
    jrodgers
    Kind of disapointed this is centered around the "Are You Experienced?" album. As landmark as an album as it was, and as many hit singles still played on the radio that it had, in completely pales in comparsison to any of his latter work. Not including any material from "Axis Bold as Love", "Electric Ladyland", and "Band of Gypsys" is VERY disapointing.
    TMoreau15
    Why the **** can't any of the writers spell properly. They do not even use proper grammar. Can I get a job writing for this site, that way the world of guitar won't seem to be filled with illiterates.
    link no1
    esp 4 life wrote: I'd rather see Eric Claption in blackface than a rapper play Hendrix
    *facepalm* The ignorance of some people is outstanding.
    robshredsky
    As long as the music is re-done in homage to Hendrix it'll still be his music and will still be great if done properly.
    mjosephw52
    Surprised not too see a lot of close-minded people hating on hip-hop music on here. Anyways, I hope this all works out for both the people behind the movie and the Hendrix estate: a Hendrix biopic would be sick!
    RATMfan420
    What most people forget is that while it would be very deserving to have his music in the movie, it doesnt necessarily destroy it if it does not have it. Anyone remember "La Bamba"? It didnt have any of Richies original recordings, just covers, and that worked handsomly. It can be done!
    PinkFender_69
    ^ gtfo. The family is bathing in royalties, and they'll still get money from the cover versions 3000 and company recorded to replace the Hendrix songs they weren't licensed. Maybe they could've gotten even more if they'd let them use those songs. Pathetic.
    DownTheCross18
    Striking resemblance for sure, though he definitely looks a little to "clean cut". Shag his ass up a little, don't bathe or change for a few days. ^ Not a stab at Jimi, just how it is.
    Hungry_Hameds
    iommi600 wrote: Phil Lynott anyone?
    Great shout, but unfortunately Phil Lynott has passed away, but he would have been great to play Hendrix
    cris9310
    someone teach him to play guitar like jimi and theres no need for a hologram
    FN77
    I'm worried that this is going to turn into a jimi hendrix caricature, like they are making a movie about the marketing image of jimi hendrix you see on t-shirts.