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Remembering The Late Great Guitarist Rory Gallagher For His 70th Birthday
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Rory Gallagher

This month saw the 70th birthday of the late Rory Gallagher, who quite possibly remains one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, and who most of today’s generation probably never heard of. Born on March 2, 1948, the late Irishman’s down to earth appearance and aw-shucks (in the best way possible) demeanor and attitude almost masked a musical talent that literally and not arguably sometimes stood toe to toe with other heavyweights of the craft like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page, all of whom sang his praises and were in complete awe of his talents, like millions around the globe.

And yet, there still remains a kind of ambiguity and mystery about who the man was if one asks the John Q guitar playing public.

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Massive Metal Monday: “We’ll Burn the Sky” by The Scorpions
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Scorpios with Uli Jon Roth

Taken by Force was the fifth Scorpions album. Issued in December of 1977, it would be their last album to feature lead guitar virtuoso Uli Jon Roth. The lyrics for the song “We’ll Burn the Sky” were adapted from a poem by Roth’s wife at the time Monica Dannemann. Dannemann had been the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix died in her London flat and the lyrics to “We’ll Burn the Sky” are a tribute to him. (Be sure to check out the dance performed by singer Klaus Meine during Roth’s blistering guitar solo in the video!)

Watch the video here below.

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Trailer For Jimi Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’ Starring André Benjamin
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Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In All is By My Side

The first trailer for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side has been released online.

The movie stars OutKast’s André Benjamin as the legendary musician before he made it big, and also stars Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Pillars of the Earth) and Imogen Poots (That Awkward Moment, Fright Night).

You can watch the trailer for Jimi: All Is by My Side and read a synopsis below.

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Second Clip Of Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In ‘All is By My Side’ (Video)
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Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In All is By My Side

This week saw the release of the first worldwide look at Outkast’s Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendix in All is By My Side, the biopic about the late guitar legend.

Now, a second clip has been released and you can watch it here below.

The 90-second clip sees Andre’s Hendrix in a time before he made it big and was still without management or a record contract. Sitting beside Imogen Poots‘s Linda Keith — a Vogue model credited as being a major influence on Hendrix and an integral part of his rise to stardom — the guitarist talks to Chas Chandler (Andrew Buckley), who wants to a manage him, about his music and how he wants people to respond to it.

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First Look At Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In ‘All is By My Side’ (Video)
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Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In All is By My Side

It’s been a while since we found out that Outkast’s Andre 3000 would be playing the late guitar legend Jimi Hendix in a biopic called All is By My Side. The film so far was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and the image above was used for its promotion, but otherwise, there’s been nothing released to the public and still no U.S. release date.

Now, the first look at All is By My Side is online in the form of a clip from the film, which you can watch here below.

The 80-second clip shows Andre 3000 as Hendrix talking with Imogen Poots, who plays Linda Keith, a Vogue model credited as being a major influence on the guitarist and an integral part of his rise to stardom.

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Record Store Day 2013: Jimi Hendrix Poster, Paul McCartney 45 & WB’s Limited Edition Vinyl
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Record Store Day 2013

There’s going to be some pretty nice rarities and goodies available to the zealots, stalwarts, and casual fans across the country who partake and take advantage of Record Store Day 2013 on April 20th. As we reported, Jack White (of The White Stripes fame) is the Ambassador of the anticipated day this year, the 6th incarnation of it, a day in which celebration for the black circle, the vinyl record, runs sky high. And items like a rare limited edition Jimi Hendrix poster and single, a nice cachet of offerings from Warner Brothers Records showcasing bands like Cream, The Deftones, Gary Clark Jr., The Stooges, and The Flaming Lips to name a few, will be available for purchase to those who are lucky enough to snag them. And to top it all off, there’s even a single by Paul McCartney to be released as well for sale which is for sure to be the icing on the cake for vinyl collectors.

Below is the info on the Hendrix and McCartney offerings, as well as a full list of all the offerings from Warner Bros. Records with descriptions and edition numbers.

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Jack White Named Ambassador For 6th Annual Record Store Day
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Jack White

Jack White, harbinger of all things cool and creative, best known as the progenitor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist extraordinare of The White Stripes, whose main purpose was to simply usher back in the power of rock and roll for rock and roll’s sake in this day and age, has been named this year’s ambassador for Record Store Day, which is to take place on April 20, 2013.

That day becomes a celebration of all things vinyl, that black spherical piece of wax which for so many decades was the norm and rightful heir of how music was played, creating not just a “revolution” (pun firmly intended) in sound and sound production and presentation, but also created an entire lifestyle for so many of its fans and collectors.

In the wake of the supposed vinyl demise about a decade or so ago, when digital mediums became the norm in how one listens to and collects music, the vinyl record has become a sort of mainstay still, not just to those who have a penchant for the vintage and historic, but it’s also created a sub-genre unto itself of multitudes of fans who still swear by its sonic glories.

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BBC Plays ‘Hey Joe’ After Report On Oscar Pistorius, The Olympian On Trial For Shooting His Girlfriend
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Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe

Soon after the 9/11 attacks on America, Clear Channel issued a list to their numerous radio stations of songs not to play, due to what the company deemed as “questionable lyrics.” Tunes with titles like Blue Oyster Cult’s “Burnin’ for You,” The Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” and R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” unsurprisingly made the list, but so did any song that could even slightly be associated with terror attacks, flying, bombs, plane crashes, guns, smoke, or fires, as was anything considered ironic at the moment (Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”, AC/DC’s “”Safe in New York City”).

One song that made it inexplicably onto this list was the Jimi Hendrix Experience version of “Hey Joe,” which is all about a man named Joe who shot his girlfriend after finding out that she cheated on him. While it involves gun violence, it was a stretch to be on a post-9/11 “do not play” list, especially since the song title itself isn’t controversial. But you know when it’s not a good idea to play “Hey Joe”? Right after reporting on the Oscar Pistorius trial, where the gold medalist stands accused of shooting and killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Listen To This Jimi Hendrix Song Off Upcoming Album Of Previously Unreleased Material
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Jimi Hendrix

More unearthed material by Jimi Hendrix, this time from 1968-1969, is set to be released on March 5th. Titled People, Hell & Angels, the album will have 12 songs which were part of what was to be Hendrix’s grand creation, First Rays of the New Rising Sun, which never got released during his lifetime as the oft-considered all-time guitar player died in London, England in 1970.

The first single from the album, “Somewhere,” which wound up originally on a collection of outtakes entitled Crash Landing and released in 1975, was poorly edited and even doctored up to sound authentic. But now, that song, with Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young) and Buddy Miles on the backbeat, is in its full aural capacity, and it sounds as good as anything Hendrix did during his short but illustrious career.

Listen to the song here below.

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Holiday Gift Geek Guide 2012: Music
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Holiday Gift Geek Guide 2012: Music

Lots of sonic platters of joy are ready to be served up this holiday season, and what better gift to give someone than the universal appeal of music? During this festive time, when credit card debts mount up, layaway plans become way too unmanageable, and the stress of owing money takes charge over one’s soul and wallet as the new year turns, it’s still worth the feeling one gets when one sees someone’s eyes light up when they tear the wrapping paper off a gift, positively effused with sincere delight at its contents. We all still do it, we all get by, we grumble as the new year rolls in, but it’s all worth it; gifts are cool, no doubt, gifts never go out of style, and the end result of giving someone a gift makes it all worth it. Music was no exception this year. There were some great collections for one to gnaw on, collections which run every genre and will turn even the most hard hardened curmudgeon of a Scrooge into the softest teddy bear imaginable, even if it’s only for one holiday. My holiday box set picks are below, this one goes to eleven:

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