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All-Star Guitarists Pay Homage to Jimi Hendrix

Although Jimi Hendrix was only 27 when he died in September 1970, the Seattle native left behind a legacy highlighted by his groundbreaking guitar playing and exceptional songwriting. The enduring power of the late guitar hero was tangible throughout the Experience Hendrix Tour stop staged at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night. In a fast-moving…
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Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ Offers Revealing Look at the Legendary Guitarist

No guitarist in the history of rock has been as influential and groundbreaking as the late Jimi Hendrix. From his contemporaries (The Beatles, Ten Years After) to his musical descendants (Lenny Kravitz, Gary Clark Jr.), Hendrix’ reach continues to touch new audiences. Now, more than four decades after his death at the age of 27, the pioneering musician’s short but prolific life is celebrated via…
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Music Worth Buying: Quick Reviews Of The Fabulous Thunderbiords, David Bowie and More

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler reviews CDs. This week, he does some quick reviews of The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ On the Verge, David Bowie’s The Next Day, Jimi Hendrix’ People Hell and Angels, and Phillip Phillips World From The Side Of The Moon.
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Instant Classics: 10 Great Debut Rock Albums

In most instances a band reaches its full potential only after recording at least an album or two. Every once in a while, however, a group unleashes a masterpiece right out of the chute. Below are ten instances where a band’s debut album became a classic. Appetite for Destruction (1987) – Guns N’ Roses. Guns N’ Roses didn’t invent hard rock, but the group’s debut found the band assimilating the genre’s essential ingredients in expert fashion. Combining the swagger of late ’60s Stones and vintage Aerosmith with the menace of punk…
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Backbeat Books Publishes Jimi Hendrix: Musician

Many books about Jimi Hendrix have concentrated on showmanship and rock ’n’ roll excess, but Keith Shadwick’s Jimi Hendrix: Musician (November 2012, Backbeat Books, $19.99) focuses on Hendrix’s musical legacy and explains why Hendrix continues to enthrall succeeding generations of …
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Left-Handed Guitarists: the Famous and the Facts

Around 10-15% of the world’s people are left-handed. Why so few? No-one knows. Yet studies show that mathematicians, musicians, architects, and artists are more commonly left-handers than would be expected. When it comes to guitarists, that certainly seems to be true. Let’s look at guitar’s left-handers… some obvious, but others you’d never even know. The obvious biggies first – Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Kurt Cobain, Paul McCartney and many more play left-handed. But it wasn’t always easy for some of them…
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Comes To nashville With “Experience Hendrix”

Experience Hendrix live!  It’s a concert “experience” featuring an all-star line-up of musical greats playing homage to the music and legacy of the rock legend Rolling Stone named “The Greatest Guitarist of All Time,” Jimi Hendrix. These world-class players perform …
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Hard Rock Cafe Seattle Hosts Jimi Hendrix Collection Unveiling

Hard Rock International is honored to launch the brand’s Jimi Hendrix Signature Series: Edition 29
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