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First look: Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

Photos of Andre 3000 looking like the splitting image of late guitarist Jimi Hendrix as he began filming scenes for All Is By My Side, a biopic on the late musician in Dublin, Ireland.

Andre 3000 is ready to rock as Jimi Hendrix in new biopic

Photos: WENN and Rex Features

Picture : Mark Doyle 087-2837342, Dublin, Ireland.

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Amy Winehouse and Club 27

amy winehouse (Credit: AP)

Amy Winehouse (Credit: AP)

The 27-year-old singer died Saturday after publicly struggling with drug and alcohol abuse for years. Her body was discovered at home by a member of her security team, who called an ambulance. It arrived too late to save her.

Amy Winehouse joins the The Forever 27 Club (a.k.a, “Club 27”) with other musicians that met an early demise.

Among them are:
Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones. See more here.

Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner”

On this day in 1971, Radio Hanoi broadcasted Jimi Hendrix’s version of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Radio Hanoi was a propaganda radio station run by the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. I can’t imagine how the soldiers felt while listening to this epic song.

The studio version of Jimi’s rendition is available on the Rainbow Bridge album and Cornerstones collection. His performance of our nation’s anthem at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was among the most controversial renditions of the anthem ever.

What your favorite classic rock band says about you

You know you have been into a couple of these bands before. Admit it. Well here is what John Peck says these bands say about you. Here are some of my favorites.

Jimi Hendrix: You are under 20 or over 65.

Chicago: You are incapable of talking about Chicago without mentioning their horn section.

Foreigner: You have a severely wrinkled Jane Fonda poster under your bed.

Styx: You have a severely wrinkled Foreigner poster under your bed.

Journey: You own those running shoes that are shaped like feet.

See these many others on the original post here. (via McSweeney’s)