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Watch: Andre 3000 Hits The Stage As Jimi Hendrix In First Trailer For Biopic 'All Is By My Side'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2014 2:37 PM
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The brief life of classic rock legend Jimi Hendrix was one that—forgive the metaphor—was electric. A virtuoso guitar player, ambitious songwriter and dazzling performer, Hendrix was second to none, with The Jimi Hendrix Experience one of the most formidable (and loudest) bands on the planet at the time. So naturally, a movie about his life seems like a no brainer. But what happens when you don't have access to any of his songs?

SXSW Review: Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Starring Andre 3000, Imogen Poots & Hayley Atwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 11:01 AM
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The story goes that before Jimi Hendrix electrified audiences with his game-changing approach to rock 'n roll and blues, coupled with this flamboyant, jaw-dropping guitar technique, he was just another musician trying to pay the bills on the R&B circuit. Until one day, he was spotted by Linda Keith—girlfriend of someone you might have heard of named Keith Richards—at the Cheetah Club in New York, and putting Hendrix in touch with the right people, he was quickly launched to superstardom. And it's a good story, with a rise-to-fame narrative, famous faces and presumably, memorable songs. Yet, somehow, in Oscar winning "12 Years Slave" scribe John Ridley's film "All Is By My Side," which he wrote and directed, we get very little understanding of the artistry and ambition that would see one among a number of guitarists hustling for a dollar, become one of the most influential rock 'n roll musicians of all time.

Watch: Andre 3000 Is Jimi Hendrix & Flirts With Imogen Poots In Clip From 'All Is By My Side'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 5:39 PM
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For a movie about rock 'n roll royalty, there hasn't been much noise about the Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is By My Side." Not only does the movie feature Andre 3000 (aka Andre Benjamin) playing the legendary axeman, it was written by Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave" scribe John Ridley, who directs as well (it's his sophomore feature effort; his first is the little-seen 1997 film "Cold Around The Heart"). And yet, despite all that and a TIFF premiere last fall, we haven't heard much about it. But perhaps a showing at SXSW will change that.

TIFF First Looks: Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side,' 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' & 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 12:26 PM
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Yes, we're continuing to dig into TIFF's great lineup this year and uncovering more images from the movies head to Ontario, Canada, so sit back and open up your eyeballs....

Andre 3000 Will Cover The Beatles, Muddy Waters & More In Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side'; Sundance Premiere In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 10:37 AM
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As you probably know by now, the Jimi Hendrix estate is not too pleased about the currently filming biopic "All Is By My Side," which features hip hop star Andre 3000 in the lead role. But there isn't much they can do about it. As long as the movie doesn't use any songs by the late, legendary musician -- which they would need to get permission for, and which they don't plan to use anyway -- they can pretty much continue as they wish. But the big question thus far is, if they can't use any Hendrix tunes, just what are they going to use?

Christina Ricci Goes 'Around The Block'; Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Finds Its Keith Richards

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 19, 2012 4:10 PM
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In this edition of casting round-up, we have two very different films -- one’s a touching and inspiring story set in the contemporary Australian inner-city and the other is a biopic that’s been disavowed by the subject’s estate.

First Pic Of Kevin Spacey In David Fincher's 'House Of Cards'; Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side' & Many More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 11:40 AM
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Hope you rested your eyeballs over Memorial Day weekend, because a whole batch of new images have arrived giving you a peek at what's hitting the big and small screen in the next little while.

Hayley Atwell Confirmed & Imogen Poots Joins Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side'; Guitarist's Estate Doesn't Approve Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 4:26 PM
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The biggest roadblock to getting a biopic about a musician made is clearing the rights to the (usually expensive) songs and pleasing the estate. If the artist in question is still alive, the process can be made slightly easier, but if not, projects can drag in develop as everyone involved tries to find common ground to meet on financially and creatively. Which leads us to "All Is By My Side," the long, long brewing Jimi Hendrix pic with Andre 3000 in the lead that, out of nowhere, was announced earlier this week as gearing up to start shooting in a matter of weeks. We wondered if this might mean Experience Hendrix were on board with the movie too -- turns out, they're not.

Andre 3000 Starring Jimi Hendrix Biopic Moving Forward, Starts Shooting In 3 Weeks, John Ridley Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 9:19 AM
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Considering how long this has been in development, and the number of similar projects that have fallen by the wayside including a mooted Paul Greengrass directed biopic, and a fictional road trip style movie, we figured the Andre 3000 starring Jimi Hendrix movie was not going to happen. Hell, even as far back as 2008 the actor/rapper himself said, "The funny thing with the biopics [is their uncertainty], I mean, it’s the same thing with ‘Hendrix.’ It’s kinda like, until you are on set doing it you can’t say what’s going on, because everybody wants to do the movie, but there are so many things that go into a biopic.” Well, it looks like the movie is actually going ahead.

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