Jimi Hendrix

  1. Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Appeal Over Unlicensed Merchandise

    January 30, 2014 3:47 AM EST In a ruling that could be slightly disconcerting for entertainment studios, news outlets and others who have dealt with the confusing nature of publicity rights laws across the nation, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given a victory to famous ...

  2. Neglected NY Tennis Stadium to Mount a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:35 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a ...

  3. Jimi Hendrix Set For Highest-Charting Album on Billboard 200 in 44 Years

    March 08, 2013 9:57 PM EST Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the ...

  4. Fender Decides Against Initial Public Offering

    July 20, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The guitar-maker Fender, finding itself playing before a hostile crowd, is reversing course on becoming a publicly traded company. The company, whose guitars have been wielded by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and set afire by Ji ...

  5. Jimi Hendrix's Andre 3000 Biopic a Go, Without Estate's O.K.

    May 10, 2012 8:41 PM EDT It's official: John Ridley will direct a bio-film about the late Jimi Hendrix, who'll be played on screen by the musician Andre Benjamin, better known as OutKast's Andre 3000. Ridley also has written the original screenplay for the ...

  6. Robert Hendrix, Jimi's Cousin, Experience Hendrix SVP/COO, Dies At 65

    February 21, 2012 5:16 PM EST Robert "Bob" Hendrix, first cousin to Jimi and Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., died Sunday, Feb. 19. He was 65. Hendrix had worked as a Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Price ...

  7. Web Trends: Courtney Love, Kanye West, Bruno Mars and more

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 11AM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Today in Sex: Courtney Love Drunk and Butt-Naked on the Internet (Again) 2. Kanye West Covers Complex’s Dec/Jan 2011 Issue! YouTube Mo ...

  8. Rare Jimi Hendrix Song Tangled In Dispute

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jimi Hendrix estate, Martin Scorsese and an old saxophone player named Lonnie Youngblood are among those battling over a 40-year-old song entitled "Georgia Blues" that was recently featured on a Scorsese-directed PBS special on blues ...

  9. Exhibition Looks At Jimi Hendrix's London Years

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The London home of composer George Frideric Handel is holding an exhibition about its other famous resident - Jimi Hendrix. The groundbreaking guitarist lived during the late 1960s in an apartment in the city's Mayfair area, honing his sound ...

  10. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Marshall's death in New York City was confirmed ...

  11. Spotify Debuts Live Set From Amy Macdonald

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST European streaming service Spotify has moved into live concert footage, launching Amy Macdonald's sophomore album with a live set from the Scottish singer songwriter. Spotify last month premiered a promo video for Jimi Hendrix's "Bl ...

  12. Spotify Snags Jimi Hendrix Video Exclusive

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST European streaming service Spotify has secured the global exclusive of the new Jimi Hendrix music video for his previously unreleased cover of blues song "Bleeding Heart." The video, now available on Spotify's free ad-funded service ...

  13. Update: Hendrix 'Rock Band' Coming In 2010?

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Update: MTV got back to Billboard.biz with an official statement: “While we have not made any official announcements regarding Jimi Hendrix and Rock Band, we are excited to say that we are in discussions to bring his music to our platform. Stay tu ...

  14. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. & ...

  15. Producer Willie Mitchell Dies

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and dozens of others, has died. He was 81. Mitchell's son, Lawrence Mitchell, said his father suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 19 and died at Methodist University Hospi ...

  16. Legendary Pictures Making Jimi Hendrix Biopic

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Pictures is working on a feature film about Jimi Hendrix and producers are hopeful about securing rights to his songs, according to Variety. The report states that Legendary has had early discussions with the estate of Hendrix, who died ...

  17. Universal Music Publishing To Administer Jimi Hendrix Catalog Outside U.S.

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has landed a big one: It has become the exclusive administrator of the Jimi Hendrix catalog throughout the world outside the United States. The five-year agreement covers all commercial opportunities, including syn ...

  18. Scott Weiland Preps Clothing Line

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scott Weiland, former front man for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, is launching a clothing line. Weiland has partnered with Christopher Wicks, designer and owner of Rock & Roll Religion, for a line of contemporary men's clothing ...

  19. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  20. Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Dies

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead early this morning (Nov. 12) in a Portland hotel room, according to representatives for the Hendrix estate. He was 62. After completing the Experience Hendrix tour in Portland with one- ...

  21. MTV To Overhaul MHD Channel

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks' high-definition music channel MHD is getting an overhaul. The channel will be re-named Palladia, and will offer a fresh slate of music programming, beginning Sept. 1. "It's a bigger, more distinct name for a channel th ...

  22. Jimi Hendrix To Land On ‘Guitar Hero’

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix is coming to "Guitar Hero." The Seattle-based company Experience Hendrix, which controls the rock icon's musical legacy, is providing Hendrix's music and likeness for the latest "Guitar Hero" video game, ...

  23. No New Hendrix Just Yet On Wolfgang's Vault

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises (UME) says there are no plans to release Jimi Hendrix archival material as part of a recent agreement with Wolfgang's Vault to sell vintage live performance downloads on the latter Web site. As reported last week , ...

  24. Wombats Burrow Into Royal Albert Hall

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall is canvassing new and breaking artists to perform on its famous stage. The distinctive venue in west London is launching an initiative this week, entitled the Albert Sessions, which enables bands to perf ...

  25. Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced. Miles was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., and was i ...

  26. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. Fuego Entertainment, which distributes music through Koch, has entered into a joint venture, Echo-Fue ...

  27. Report: Rock Stars Die Earlier

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. academic study has found that musicians were two to three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population. Between 1956 and 2005 there were 100 deaths among the 1,064 artists scrutinized by researchers at the Centre for Pub ...

  28. MVD Links With Tony Palmer

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent DVD distributor MVD Visual has partnered with director Tony Palmer and will begin releasing his music-centered documentaries on DVD this fall. On Sept. 18 MVD will release "All My Loving," which looks at the intersection of m ...

  29. Aussie Artist Randell Dies

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian performer Lynne Randell, who at 15 became known for her mod looks and recorded four hits for EMI and CBS in the mid-60s, died June 8 of an apparent suicide. The 57-year-old had been battling an addiction to diet pills. Randell was heard ...

  30. Hendrix Family Sues Over Vodka Marketing

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jimi Hendrix's family filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday (March 6) over the use of the guitar legend's name to market a brand of vodka. The family claims in the lawsuit that companies owned by Seattle businessman Craig Dieffenbach used trad ...

  31. Sony/ATV Songs For MusicPad Pro

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has licensed its catalog of songs to FreeHand Systems to provide digital sheet music. The publisher's music will also be available for FreeHand's MusicPad Pro, a portable, touch-screen unit that musicians, compo ...

  32. Hendrix Family Contests Sale Of Songs

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rights sold Oct. 26 for $15 million. A private bidder paid $15 million for the rights to hit songs by rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix at an auction on Thursday (Oct. 26), but a company owned by the musician's family said it will sue to prove it o ...

  33. Making The Brand

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Come fall, the Jimi Hendrix Collection, a line of high-end leather jackets and handbags, will make its presence known in department and specialty stores. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Come fall, the Jimi Hendrix Collection, a line of high-e ...

  34. Making The Brand

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Come fall, the Jimi Hendrix Collection, a line of high-end leather jackets and handbags, will make its presence known in department and specialty stores. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Come fall, the Jimi Hendrix Collection, a line of high-e ...

  35. Veteran Guitarist Johnny Jenkins Dies

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, has died. He was 67. Jenkins died Monday night at a hospital in Macon, Ga., according to Jones ...

  36. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  37. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  38. Hendrix Heirs After Purple Haze Again

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit Sept. 12 to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi Hendrix recordi NEW YORK -- Following its victory over Purple ...

  39. Hendrix Heirs After Purple Haze Again

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Second suit filed to stop addt'l distribution. Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit today (Sept. 12) to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi He ...

  40. Rhino Vet Launches S'more Entertainment

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire includes cult films, audio programming. Rhino Home Video veteran Arny Schorr has created the new CD/DVD company S'more Entertainment. S'more titles will include classic TV programs such as "Mr. Peepers" and "Goo ...

  41. Legal Matters

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST London's High Court of Justice finds Purple Haze Records and Lawrence Miller liable for infringing the rights of Experience Hendrix. Read Susan Butler's column. London's High Court of Justice finds Purple Haze Records and Lawrence M ...

  42. Case Summary: British Rights in Live Concert Recordings

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Experience Hendrix, the Seattle-based company that owns the intellectual property rights of Jimi Hendrix, sued Purple Haze Records and Lawrence Miller in London for infringement of performer's rights. Fans can't seem to get enough of Jim ...

  43. Hendrix Family Wins Legal Battle

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record company that released recordings of the late musician's live concerts. LONDON -- The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British ...

  44. Hendrix Family Wins Legal Battle

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record company that released recordings of the late musician's live concerts. The family of Jimi Hendrix has triumphed in a legal battle against a British record com ...

  45. Courts

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Student liable for links to music sites; Experience Hendrix sues over live record; Microsoft foregoes EU appeal This Week's Stories: Norway Student Ordered To Pay For Linking To Music Sites OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwa ...

  46. Court Battle Over Hendrix Live Record

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday ...

  47. Kin of Jimi Hendrix Resume Court Battle

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Relatives of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court yesterday (June 28) to begin another legal fight over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, Relatives of late guitar legend Jimi Hendr ...

  48. On The Road

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Experience Hendrix, the holding company that oversees the Jimi Hendrix estate, is launching a pilot tour of three concerts celebrating the Hendrix legacy in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. Experience Hendrix, the holding company that oversees th ...

  49. Top Artists On Board For Hendrix Tribute Concerts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned that Experience Hendrix is launching a pilot tour of three concerts celebrating the Hendrix legacy. Billboard.biz has learned that Experience Hendrix, the holding company that oversees the Jimi Hendrix estate, is launchin ...