There will be Andre 3000 music in All Is By My Side, his upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic. Normally, this is very good news. (Have you listened to the Idlewild soundtrack lately? Or, really, anything Andre’s done last year?) It’d be even better news for a lot of people to hear Andre cover Hendrix songs. Sadly for them, this is not the case, as Experience Hendrix LLC, in charge of the Hendrix estate, turned him down.
Andre’s getting around this by performing songs that Hendrix covered, such as:
The Beatles – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Hendrix performed this in London, with Beatles members present)
Elvis – “Hound Dog”
Chip Taylor – “Wild Thing”
Muddy Waters – “Mannish Boy”
Curtis Knight and the Squires – “Future Trip,” “Driving Sound”
According to Rolling Stone, the Hendrix estate isn’t too happy. The following spokesperson quote may or may not lead to a changing of mind–you don’t invoke Abraham Lincoln if you’re not trying to be persuasive–although whether it’ll be the biopic’s or the estate’s change of mind remains to be seen.
They want to make a Jimi Hendrix movie without Jimi Hendrix music. It would be like making a movie about Lincoln without being able to use the Gettysburg Address.”
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