Jimi Hendrix Biopic Will Not Feature Any Of His Original Music

UPDATE: Experience Hendrix LLC opposes the film that stars Andre 3000 as the late musician.

Andre 3000 recently hit Ireland to begin shooting the Jimi Hendrix biopic All is By My Side, but the Jimi Hendrix estate isn’t happy with the film’s creation.

According to WSJ, Experience Hendrix LLC has released a statement explaining how it’s not on board with the project. It says that it “has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”

The estate had previously opposed the biopic, but says that it hasn’t entirely ruled out getting involved in a similar project in the future. “Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”

[May 10]

UPDATE: According to RS, the Jimi Hendrix biopic will not feature any of the late artist's original music. Instead, Andre 3000 will cover songs by The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Elmore James and several Curtis Knight and the Squires songs on which Hendrix served as a backup musician.

RELATED: Andre 3000 To Shoot Jimi Hendrix Biopic "All Is By My Side" In Ireland

65 Comments

  • BK

    I'm not worried because it's a tribute to a legend and Andre will do a superb job with coming up with his own musical spin while still paying homage to the late great Jimi Hendrix.

  • Anonymous

    Who would want to watch a whole film about an iconic musician that has no official endorsement and no music of theirs in it? It'd be like making that NWA film without any NWA music. Andre 3000 should drop out of this inevitable failure.

  • jack johnson

    A lot of Jimi Hendrix's songs were covers themselves, like All Along the Watch Tower was a cover of Bob Dylan. So they're probably just gonna do "covers" of Jimi's covers and get away with it that way.

  • Anonymous

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  • thomawesome

    This is fucking retarded. Why even make a movie about a musician if you can't use any of their music? Fuck Janie Hendrix Fuck Andre 3000 Fuck Hollywood All of these motherfuckers are cashing in on Jimi. Fuck them, and I sincerely fucking wish that they burn in hell.

    • cd020

      Compared to the people who were in charge of Hendrix music after he died, His sister has done an incredible job. You apparently are a causal fan if one at all of Hendrix. If Experience Hendrix didn't agree then it shouldn't happen as simple as that.

  • 649

    one album.."PURPLE RAIN"....

  • Anonymous

    "Ray should be the mark any biopics strive to get" Ray sucked balls.

  • Anonymous

    "AND WHITE PEOPLE LOVE WIZ KHALIFA" Your mentioning his name. You must love him too. Little bitch.

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  • Anonymous

    fuck it the movie is now ass if it aint gonna do his music i say RESTART IT ALL HAVE IT BE LIKE A RAY TYPE MOVIE WHERE THEY SHOW A TIME LINE OF HIS LIFE AND HAVE WIZ BE THE STAR HE IS YOUNGER AND WHITE PEOPLE LOVE WIZ KHALIFA

  • ASEE

    fucking money grubbing bitch

  • Reality Check

    Everyone with any sense already knows that Janie Hendrix isn't a blood relative of Jim Hendrix. His dad was a sucker for love and the white chick stole his the estate from the biological siblings of Jimmy Hendrix. White folks have no shame at all. Jimmy Hendrix only met Janie twice.

  • Anonymous

    She is not his blood sister, she is a white woman. Jimmy's father married a white woman, after he divorced Jimmy's mother (a black woman) and left everything to his stepdaughter.

    • cd020

      Why does the race matter. Either way you look at it she has done a great job of releasing him music.

  • W H O K N O W S

    3 Stacks is pushin' 40 but playing a legend who died at age 27... BLACK DON'T CRACK!

  • Anonymous

    lol, damn...sounds like they're doin his early years.... but after seeing notorious...if it isn't top caliber, don't do it.

    • Anonymous

      Notorious wasn't even not good, it was shameless. It was produced by Diddy and Biggie's mom, who have final say on any aspect of the film, so it's no surprise they told a twisted, biased, happy feel-good bullshit movie because of who they are. Common sense. You got Diddy producing the same movie starring someone playing him, and of course he depicts himself as a hard working, heavenly good guy who conquered his dreams with the friend he believed in. In reality he's probably made more money off Biggie than anyone on the planet and has his tentacles wrapped around his corpse like an parasitic octopus sucking at anything that tastes like money in his pocket. Then they depict Pac as paranoid, borderline schizophrenic, and unreasonably angry against Biggie and Diddy who were angels confused at his behavior. If there ever was a more bullshit biopic than Notorious, I'd be curious to know it.

    • R.Pgh

      Notorious wasn't even top caliber. Half the people they casted were awful (Puff, Pac, Cease). Plus they left out shitloads of his life. Ray should be the mark any biopics strive to get.

  • Anonymous

    I can't stop laughing at this article. Is this a straight to dvd film like the ones 50 Cent does? lmao Come on Andre, you're better then that.

  • Fuck Atlanta

    This bitch is gonna disgrace the legacy of Jimi Hendrix.

  • Anonymous

    this shit is going to be straight garbage if it has no hendrix songs in it, way to blow it

  • IceCold45

    This movie might as well just go straight to DVD....

  • Anonymous

    Not to sound lame but Cudi or Wyatt Cenac would of been better actors for this film, NEVER WIZ tho. but if it doesnt include any original hendrix tunes, its destined to fail.

  • R.Pgh

    then what the fuck is the point of making the movie?

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  • Barry Levene

    About time aswell !!!!!!!!!! Perhaps Andre and the producers, should both sit down and view `The Redding Experience` dvd (MNVDISCS), produced by Will Scally, as this is the definitive insight into the real Hendrix, as told by Noel (Redding, nothing but praise for Jimi Hendrix are the words spoken by Noel. Please feel free to contact me. Regards, Barry Levene. words

  • Hip Hop Fan

    This movie should have been made years ago. I don't know what the holdup is unless the family is just wanting more money but what they fail to realize is when more people hear and see Jimi Hendrix on the big screen they would be paid either way. By the time all the fighting and bickering is over all the fans of Jimi will have passed. SMH Also, Andre is a pretty good actor and I think he could pull off this role perfectly. They should just make the movie and when the family members get mad and try to sue the studio they should just settle of out court.

    • Anonymous

      What's her fair share? you know what these film dudes are gonna take?

    • R.Pgh

      It's all about money. Janie Hendrix has been doing shit like this for years. She demands way more than her fair share and won't sign off on anything unless she gets paid more than what anyone is willing to pay her.

  • Anonymous

    This dont make no sense! What is the bitch waiting for all his fans to die off before she makes the movie? Fuck that bitch make this shit happen.

  • shawn b

    Once again she is not his sister!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, she is a white girl, who his father adopted. She kept his biological brother Leon Hendrix and all of his relatives on his mother side of the family away from all of Jimmy's millions. His father Al was really ignorant.

  • shawn b

    First off that's jimies step sister and non of the real hendrix family has n e respect for her she fucked his legacy all up i wrk right next door to where he is buried at greenwood memorial had concise with his father in the past his brother should have control of the estate and most of his fam agrees so who gives a shit what that bitch has to say about n e thing Seattle has no respect for her and we shouldn't!!!

  • Anonymous

    "if u had a reason itd be nice for u to state it" Uh let's see... Andre's acting resume consists of things like Semi Pro, Four Brothers, & Hollywood Homicide. It's common for families of deceased singers to oppose things like this. My point was if it was an A list actor, thus almost guaranteeing the movie would be at least watchable, I doubt there'd be any commotion.

  • Its SIMPLE

    Fuck you bloggers! Jimi Hendrix family don't want this fag to play as him in the biopic or for them to even Film it and that's fine let them make there own staring who the fuck they want The music rights belong to the Hendrix family for a reason

  • Anonymous

    Janie Hendrix is NOT Jimi's sister. She was adopted and met him once as a child, but pretends to be related to him to sound more credible.

    • Anonymous

      Amen u r 100% correct she basically robbed his real brother I still remember all the court lawsuits and what not fuck that trick!!

  • John Beck

    it really is ashame that the estate is even releasing a negative statement. i never knew jimi, im only 22, but with experience family members usually do the exact opposite of what the deceased person would have done. i believe they just do not agree with the paycheck they would recieve or not recieve for the matter. based on interviews and footage of jimi he cared about his fans, it is obvious that the estate cares about the fans as long as the price is right. think about the amount of money jimi saw in the 60s from his music. now compare that to the amount they have seen since then? enough said? maybe the fans should have a vote, or maybe they should just let it be? stop thinking dollar signs when you never did anything to earn the $$$$. hopefully im wrong and just making myself out to be a dick.

    • j

      How can you prove that the family members "usually do the exact opposite of what the deceased want"? Thats pure speculation. You don't even know the family, or what their reservations are. I personally stand with them. I don't want a film about Jimi because only hollywood will benefit from it. They fuck up almost every biopic they try to take on and thats a fact. I'd rather watch a good documentary about the man than let hollywood go against his families wishes and make a movie about him just to make money.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the estate should look into whose making the film to see if it's being made by a major studio or not. If it's major, then what's the big deal? Millions of new people will be able to find out who Jimmy Hendrix was. It sounds to me like the estate just doesn't like the idea of Andre 3000 in the lead role. If it was Denzel or Will Smith, would they be opposing it? Not likely.

    • Alf Capone

      i dont know if they do or dont but where did u get that they opposed andre 3000 in the lead role? i know u said that it was a thought but u shouldnt jump to that instantly without any reason behind it. if u had a reason itd be nice for u to state it

  • R.Pgh

    yeah,uhh....a Jimi Hendrix movie without Jimi Hendrix music would be pretty disappointing.

  • Jason

    whats the big fucking deal? sampling music and paying homage to others is what keeps his memory alive!!! shit Andre could probably create shit soo funky now it would sound like Hendrix shit!!! lol

  • Brandon McCartney

    They should just green light the project and everyone would be happy. Jimi's estate can get a piece, and keep it moving

  • brian

    aka "involve us so we can pocket the cash"

    • Anonymous

      She is not his sister

    • BlackIce

      The issue isn't money. Many movie studios are willing to pay the Hendrix estate. The issue is the Hendrix estate cannot get along enough to get anything done. If the people in Ireland moving forward with the movie, I'm sure they already covered the music issue. I wouldn't be surprised if Andre redid the music himself.

    • What

      Man paid up or dont use his music, his sister still got to eat and live too

    • Donald Passman

      It's her brother, so why shouldn't she profit? If Seven did that 40 years from now for Andre, I guess he would be wrong as well. Family deserves to make money before everybody except for God.

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