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Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ Used In Citi Visa Commercial

The Jimi Hendrix classic 'Purple Haze' is part of a new ad from Citi Visa. The commercial uses the upcoming Winter Olympics as a backdrop.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC

Jimi Hendrix wasn't one to play by the rules, and on Jan. 4, 1969, during a guest appearance on the Lulu television show, the guitar legend was up to the task. While Lulu was a great pop singer, she and Hendrix were pretty much worlds apart in the public eye,. Still, the producers of her BBC TV show booked the Jimi Hendrix Experience and approached Hendrix about singing a duet with Lulu on her big hit, 'To Sir With Love,' which was not first and foremost on Hendrix' mind, to say the least.

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Jimi Hendrix’s Apartment to Become a Museum

Jimi Hendrix fans in the U.K. will soon be able to celebrate his music by venturing to a new museum, located on the site of the London apartment he called home for the last two years of his life.

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45 Years Ago: Chas Chandler Leaves Jimi Hendrix

After leaving the Animals in mid 1966, bassist Chas Chandler turned toward a new role as producer and manager. And he struck gold on his very first try. Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there. So he brought the guitarist to England later that year, hooked him up with an aspiring pair of musicians and unleashed the trio on an unsuspecting public.

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Exclusive Premiere: Jonny Lang Talks About Experience Hendrix Tour

Starting in March, the next round of the Experience Hendrix tour will hit the road for a three-week U.S. tour. The eighth edition of the all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix will once again feature a wide range of guitarists honoring the legend.

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See What Your Favorite Dead Rock Stars Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive

Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.

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Experience Hendrix Tour to Return in 2014

For the eighth year, an all-star lineup of guitar greats will hit the road to pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix will launch early next year for a three-week tour.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Album Cover Banned

In November 1968, a handful of British record stores banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album from their shelves due to its cover art. The unusual thing is, Hendrix probably hated the 'Electric Ladyland' photograph in question even more than those retailers did.

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ‘Miami Pop Festival’ – Album Review

At this point, is there anything really worth hearing in Jimi Hendrix's vaults that hasn't been heard before? Forty-three years after his death, and dozens of posthumous albums later, "Previously Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Recordings" doesn't stir as much excitement as it once did.

And when these "new" albums are culled from one of the guit

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47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Arrives in London

Guitarists all over England were in awe when they saw Jimi Hendrix -- a then 24 year old prodigy -- play for the first time on their soil. Sept. 24, 1966, marks his arrival in London, an experience that would forever change rock history.

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Monterey Pop Festival Booklet Signed by Jimi Hendrix Sells For $6,500

A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix has fetched $6,500 on eBay.

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Jimi Hendrix ‘Miami Pop Festival’ Track Listing Revealed

The latest offering from the estate of Jimi Hendrix, 'Miami Pop Festival,' is set to come out Nov. 5 on CD and a limited-edition two-LP set. Legacy Recordings have revealed its cover artwork (left) and the track listing (see below).

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