Posthumous music from Jimi Hendrix is due to be released early next year.
The millions of fans of the rock superstar will be happy to know that March 5, 2013, is the release date for previously unreleased tracks from Hendrix, who many believe is the greatest electric guitarist of all time.
The official Jimi Hendrix website has more information on the new musical tracks:
“On March 5th, a collection of 12 previously unreleased recordings by Jimi Hendrix will see the light. People, Hell and Angels follows Hendrix in 1968 and 1969 as he works on material apart from the Jimi Hendrix Experience and suggests new, experimental directions. … Hendrix toys with horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar, exploring fresh diversions from his legendary guitar work.”
In 1970, Hendrix died at the peak of his career at age 27 in London. The Seattle-born rocker perished due to a drug-and-alcohol-related tragedy of which there are many conflicting accounts.
Rolling Stone provides more background on the new Jimi Hendrix album:
“The legendary guitarist was considering these new sounds for First Rays of the New Rising Sun, the planned double-album follow-up to Electric Ladyland . .. The album artwork is simple, yet as distinct as Hendrix’s signature guitar wails. Be experienced yet again.”
A Jimi Hendrix biopic is currently filming with Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) in the lead role.
Jimi Hendrix’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland are among the top 100 Greatest Albums of All Time based on a Rolling Stone ranking.
Watch Jimi Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner at the Woodstock music festival in 1969: