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Jimi Hendrix gets “fictionalized,” toured, and reissued

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    Next year will mark 40 years since the untimely death of Jimi Hendrix. If this post is any sign of things to come, it’s going to be quite the Hendrix filled year.

    We’ll start off with with the forthcoming fictionalized indie film about the legendary guitarist. After all, what’s better than a fictionalized indie film telling the story of two gangsters, desperately trying to get away from a mob boss they double-crossed, who inadvertently kidnap Hendrix, then at the height of his career and drug addiction? And we haven’t mentioned that the plot continues with Hendrix ultimately teaching one of the gangsters about honesty, and Hendrix learns to clean up his act. Yes, what you just read is not only real but will actually be be a feature film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, R.H. Greene, best known as being the author of Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula, will write and direct the project, which is titled Slide. Get it? Update: R.H. Greene comments on the film’s actual story

    This is not to be confused with the Hendrix biopic rumored to be in the works. However, there hasn’t been much of an update with that since we told you about it back in August.

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    Also coming soon will be an all-star tour honoring the fallen musician. As Variety reports, the fourth incarnation of the “Experience Hendrix” trek will feature a number of high-profile guitarists — Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Doyle Bramhall II, The Isley Brothers’ Ernie Isley, and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid — playing music written and inspired by Hendrix. The rhythm section will include longtime Hendrix friend and collaborator Billy Cox (bass) and Double Trouble’s Chris Layton (drums). What’s more, select tour dates will also included appearances by David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Susan Tedeschi, and Robert Randolph’s Sacred Steel. Find tour dates below; tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, December 11th via Ticketmaster.com.

    Experience Hendrix, which controls the musician’s catalog, has also announced a long-term licensing agreement with Sony Music, which will begin a new Hendrix reissue campaign in 2010.

    So, remember when I said it was going to be quite the Hendrix filled year? I wasn’t lying.

    “Experience Hendrix” 2010 Tour Dates:
    03/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
    03/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
    03/07 – Mesa, AZ @ Ikeda Theatre
    03/09 – Friant, CA @ Table Mountain Casino Events Center
    03/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    03/12 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino
    03/14 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
    03/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
    03/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
    03/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    03/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
    03/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
    03/23 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
    03/24 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
    03/25 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basic Theatre
    03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre

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