Jimi Hendirx Biopic to Focus on his Pre-Fame Years -
The production team behind 'All Is By My Side,' the much
anticipated Jimi Hendrix biopic staring Outkast's Andre '3000'
Benjamin, have revealed that the feature will not include any songs
written by the late guitar legend, the rights to which are owned
and controlled by the late guitar legends' estate, reports the
However the film, which is currently being shot in Ireland, will
feature brand new recordings of Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band) and Muddy Walters ('Mannish Boy') classics
recorded by Benjamin especially for the film. Hendrix famously
covered both tracks during his time in London in 1966 - 1967, which
the film is based on.
It may be a little disappointing for fans to learn that the film
will not include any music from Hendirx but if the movie were to
include the likes of "Purple Haze" or "The Wind Cries Mary," then
producers would have needed permission from Experience Hendrix,
which owns the copyrights to the material.
"This is the story of Jimi being discovered as a backup musician
and how he went to London and became Jimi Hendrix," producer Sean
McKittrick tells Rolling Stone.
Chickenfoot drummer Kenny Aronoff talked about being cast as a
drummer during scenes where Hendrix jams with bands such as
"I had to be Ginger Baker," Aronoff said. "Because remember,
Jimi is sitting in with Cream and these guys are trying to keep up
with him, because these guys are like 'who the f-k are you?' So
you've got to have an attitude like 'hey, little f-ker from the
USA, I can keep up with you.'
All Is By My Side is slated to debut at next year's (2013)
Sundance Film Festival.
Image by Mark Doyle / Splash News
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