Heirs of Jimi Hendrix’s bandmates sue Sony Music over Jimi Hendrix Experience royalties

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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The heirs of bass guitar player Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell – who both played in the Jimi Hendrix Experience – have sued Sony Music in British court, alleging copyright infringement.

It comes after Hendrix’s estate – Experience Hendrix, LLC – filed a preemptive lawsuit last month, which sought to exonerate them from any legal action the Mitchell and Redding estates could potentially take to claim historic royalties.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.