The Playlist

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 13, 2014 11:01 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
All Is By My Side
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
  • |
  • March 5, 2014 5:39 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
All Is By My Side Andre 3000
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
  • |
  • July 23, 2013 12:26 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
All Is By My Side Andre 3000
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....

Listen: Beyoncé & Andre 3000's "Back To Black" From 'The Great Gatsby,' Soundtrack Getting Vinyl Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 27, 2013 11:03 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
While the prospect of Beyoncé and Andre 3000 covering Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" has many intrigued, one person who isn't a fan of the whole endeavour is the late singer's father. "I don’t think she brings anything to it," Mitch Winehouse told the Daily Mail. "I wasn’t asked for my permission if they could record it." But he then goes on to clarify that the filmmakers "have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money." So he's down with this if the price is right? Either way, the song has been completed and you can now hear the results.

Listen: The xx's Full Song From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus Preview Beyonce & Andre 3000's Amy Winehouse Cover

  • By Ken Guidry
  • |
  • April 25, 2013 11:20 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Aside from the visuals, perhaps the most striking aspect of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby“ thus far has been the film's music. Luhrmann’s movies, particularly “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge!," have always been known for their lustrous soundtracks, and “The Great Gatsby” is no different in that regard. The xx are among the number of artists rounded up to provide tunes for the movie, and their song “Together,” which was written exclusively for the film, has just been made available to listen to in full. You can check it out below.

Beyoncé & Andre 3000 Teaming Up To Cover Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" For 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • April 2, 2013 9:21 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Jay-Z’s role in the music of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” was clarified. He’s the Soundtrack Executive Producer, and word is starting trickle out on who Hov is bringing with him for the soundtrack of Luhrmann’s flashy adaptation. Hint: He put a ring on it.

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
  • |
  • July 3, 2012 10:37 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
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?

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
  • |
  • May 29, 2012 11:40 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
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.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 7, 2012 9:19 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
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.

Still Alive? Hayley Atwell Says She's Eyeing A Role In Jimi Hendrix Biopic With Andre 3000 To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 5, 2011 2:21 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
There's probably no project more difficult to mount in Hollywood than a music biopic. Not only do you have to distill the life of a musician into a reasonable running time, there is also a web of music clearances, estate approval and other myriad legalities that need to be navigated before you can get a film off the ground. And no musician has faced a rockier ride to the big screen than Jimi Hendrix.

Email Updates

Recent Comments