This September marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of rock’s greatest guitarist. On September 14th Image Entertainment releases Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, narrated by Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) – a musician whose own rock skills have not gone unrecognized. Less a biography than the first film to focus on the music itself and the impetus of the master who created it, Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero features new and exclusive interviews with some of the greatest names in classic and contemporary rock music, as well as iconic images and rare archival footage. Available at an SRP of $19.98 for the DVD, the film will also be available via digital download. Pre-book is August 17th.
Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero looks at the career of Jimi Hendrix – from playing backup guitar for Little Richard to making headlines with his history-making performances at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock. Through the words of Jimi’s family and a collection of contemporaries and admirers, including Dave Mason (Traffic), Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and Bev Bevan (ELO) – the myth falls away and Jimi Hendrix is brought to life once more. Moving beyond the icon, Classic Artists brings alive the image and music that Jimi Hendrix evoked from his very soul, using the instrument, as, he put it, as his “personal diary.” This style evoked a home-grown and raw, uncensored sensuality, which indeed was his nature and that of his music, as if he were his own muse.
Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero is a complete vision of an immortal talent. Jimi Hendrix had seven songs placed on Rolling Stone’s recent “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time;” they also ranked him #1 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Jimi Hendrix is the Guitar Hero: to those who saw him play and to those who will always be influenced by his unique style and passion.
Bonus features on Classic Artists’: Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero DVD include:
• Henry Diltz’ 8mm Silent Footage: “The Monkees”
• “Jimi Hendrix Experience” at the Marquee – “Hey Joe”
• Collectible 20-page booklet
• Extended Interviews
• Photo Galleries
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