Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings announced on Thursday (Sept. 10) a new documentary titled Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui, plus an accompanying album Live In Maui.
The film will feature the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's famous visit to Maui, Hawaii in 1970 and the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge film.
Hendrix was working on a follow-up album to Electric Ladyland with his bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, and building Electric Lady Studios in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Since completing the recording facility was proving to be quite expensive, his controversial manager Michael Jeffery procured a $500,000 advance from Warner Bros. to fund the remaining construction. At those same meetings, Jeffery convinced the label to finance the Rainbow Bridge film in exchange for rights to its Hendrix-filled soundtrack.