Jimi Hendrix Biopic, Starring Andre 3000 Will Do Cover Songs
My Nguyen July 3, 2012
All is By My Side – the Jimi Hendrix biopic that is currently under production, starring Outkast’s Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) – will not be portraying any of the late guitarists’ songs. Instead the film will be featuring new recordings of Benjamin covering the Beatles, Muddy Waters, and more, producers told Rolling Stone. The film will not feature any songs written by Hendrix, since the rights are controlled by Hendrix’s estate.
It is reported that the film, set in London 1966 and 1967, will include Benjamin’s new versions of covers Hendrix performed over the years. Audiences will see Benjamin perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Hendrix famously performed in a London club with members of the Beatles in the audience, Wild Thing, Hound Dog, Muddy Waters, Mannish Boy, and Elmore James’ Bleeding Heart, including two songs, Future Trip and Driving South that Hendrix played as a backup musician for Curtis Knight and the Squires.
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