Jimi Hendrix Biopic Will Not Feature Any Of His Original Music
UPDATE: Experience Hendrix LLC opposes the film that stars Andre 3000 as the late musician.
Andre 3000 recently hit Ireland to begin shooting the Jimi Hendrix biopic All is By My Side, but the Jimi Hendrix estate isn’t happy with the film’s creation.
According to WSJ, Experience Hendrix LLC has released a statement explaining how it’s not on board with the project. It says that it “has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”
The estate had previously opposed the biopic, but says that it hasn’t entirely ruled out getting involved in a similar project in the future. “Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board 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.”
UPDATE: According to RS, the Jimi Hendrix biopic will not feature any of the late artist's original music. Instead, Andre 3000 will cover songs by The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Elmore James and several Curtis Knight and the Squires songs on which Hendrix served as a backup musician.