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Jimi Hendrix: Star Power

For the first time ever, Jimi Hendrix's rhythm section - drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox - get together to discuss Jimi's legendary Woodstock performance. It is a typically beautiful early summer day in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. As I sit in the exquisite lobby of the five-star Hermitage Hotel, beneath the intricately detailed and expansive stained glass ceiling, the 97-degree... …

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 32 "Machine Gun" (Jimi Hendrix)

Contrary to popular belief, Hendrix was not in any kind of artistic decline during the last year of his life. In fact, it was quite the opposite. This apocalyptic performance of “Machine Gun,” featuring Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums, demonstrates that Jimi was still growing in leaps and bounds near the end. But while Band of Gypsys captures some of the guitarist’s greatest... …

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 18 "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix)

Covered by artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Sting, “Little Wing” is one of Jimi Hendrix’s most beautiful and enduring compositions. It’s easy to see why. The original is seductively warm, poignant and light as a feather. Engineer Eddie Kramer explains how Jimi achieved the song’s ethereal glow in the studio. ... …

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 11 "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (Jimi Hendrix)

Jimi Hendrix’s publicist, Michael Goldstein, had successfully arranged for ABC-TV to produce a short news feature based primarily on the Experience’s triumphant success in America. Filming began on May 3, 1968, with 16mm cameras capturing the recording of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” which, like many Hendrix songs, borrowed both musical and lyrical themes from Muddy Waters and other Delta... …

Will Jimi Hendrix Be the Next Guitar Hero Game?

In a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, Slash talked about the Guitar Hero franchise and how he pushed Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler to be a part of the game, and also mentioned how a Jimi Hendrix installment of Guitar Hero may be in the works. ... …

101 Amazing Licks - Lick 56

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example. Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever. Or, sometimes it acts more subliminally: You suddenly find yourself playing a certain lick over and over again, wondering, Where have I heard this before? ... …

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