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45 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Release ‘Electric Ladyland’

One of rock’s most groundbreaking and ambitious albums, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland,’ arrived in stores in October 1968. In a way, humanity is still trying to catch up to its futuristic musical vision.

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Jimi Hendrix Documentary, Live Album Coming in November

A new documentary about Jimi Hendrix will be released in November as the final part of a yearlong celebration of the late guitarist's 70th birthday. A CD featuring previously unreleased concert performances will come out on the same day.

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Jimi Hendrix ‘Live in Cologne’ Album Announced

Jimi Hendrix's ever-expanding collection of posthumous albums continues to grow.

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Watch Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ Performed on a Gayageum

Worn the grooves out on your copy of Jimi Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland?' Here's a new way to experience one of that album's key cuts, as Luna Lee reimagines 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' on a traditional Korean instrument called the gayageum.

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Jimi Hendrix Never Gets Old — Live at Berkeley 1970 [VIDEO]

When we talk about some of the best axe men ever, one name never slips your mind, and that's Jimi Hendrix. I happened to catch this video on Rolling Stone online today.

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Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Randy Rhoads + More on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists List

The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No. 3.

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Heinrich Klaff, Flickr
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Top Five Unexpected Crossover Cover Songs [VIDEO]

There are many artists in the music world that cover songs. The majority of the time it is within the same genre. Every so often, artists will look outside their own realm and cover something far from their style. I have put together a list of five songs where this phenomenon occurs. I have put both videos up, so lets see how far out these artists go.

 

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Cry Baby Pedal Documentary [VIDEO]

There’s a new documentary out about the number one selling effects pedal of all time and some big names in music are featured in the flick. It’s called Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World and includes commentary from Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Cantrell, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Buddy Guy and others. The pedal, which was invented in 1966, played a role in hits like Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The first two parts of the film are up on YouTube. I've posted them here for you to look at!

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Best And Worst National Anthem Performances [VIDEO]

Christina Aguilera will perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year.   billboard.com has put together a list of the 10 best and 10 worst performances of the National Anthem. Below are the top 5 best performances.  We'll post the 5 worst perfor

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Spinner Magazine’s Top 50 Guitar Riffs

Spinner magazine just released a list of the Top 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in rock history . . . and JIMI HENDRIX did NOT get his usual spot at number one for "Voodoo Child".  Nope.  He lost out to the Stones.  The KEITH RICHARDS riff from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" took the top spot on the list.  "Spinner" calls it, quote, "The most iconic three chords in rock 'n' roll history."  Here's the Top 10 . . .

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