Hendrix Footage To Be Released

hendrixCandid, “reality TV”-style footage of Jimi Hendrix at home, backstage and “hanging out” will soon be released, according to the late musician’s sister. The footage dates from 1969, when a camera crew followed Hendrix for a month, catching him both on and off stage. The Hendrix estate will release the footage in a DVD later this year. Meanwhile, the estate continues to block any serious attempts to make a Hendrix biopic, most recently denying music rights for such a project to a proposed film starring Outkast’s Andre 3000. The religiously minded executors don’t want Hendrix’s drug-taking and wild nights highighted, which would be a little like making a movie about Don Juan without including women. Hendrix’s albums continue to sell about 1.2 million units each year.

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