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Jimi Hendrix Biopic, ‘All Is By My Side,' to Be Released on DVD January 13

If you—like a lot of us—haven't seen Jimi: All Is by My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic that was released earlier this year, you're in luck. It'll be released on DVD and Blu-ray January 13.

The movie, which was written and directed by Academy Award-winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), stars Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin of Outkast in the title role.

The action in the film takes place in 1966 and 1967, starting with the guitarist's arrival in London and ending with his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. It co-stars Imogen Poots as Linda Keith, the woman who brought him to England from New York, and Hayley Atwell as girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

Hendrix’s estate refused to let any of his original music to be featured in the movie. Ergo, session pros Kenny Aronoff, Waddy Wachtel and Lee Sklar were hired to perform the soundtrack. In March, Hendrix’s family signed a deal to field offers to make an authorized film.

You can watch a trailer or two below.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.