Tag Archives: Jimi Hendrix

Alice Cooper Talks Hollywood Vampires Covers Album

Alice Cooper‘s next album — a mostly covers tribute to the Hollywood Vampires crowd that he ran with during the early 70s — is done. The shock rocker tells us that, “I have it. It’s mixed, ready to go, and I’m very happy with it, very, very happy with it…I’m really happy with all the stuff and, y’know, McCartney’s on ... Read More »

Hendrix was reportedly Woodstock’s highest paid performer

When a guy can play “The Star-Spangled Banner” with his teeth, you don’t haggle over his booking fee. That seems to be the lesson from a collection of recently unearthed documents that purports to show how much the promoters of Woodstock shelled out for each of the legendary festival’s top performers — a list that tops out at the $18,000 ... Read More »

Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Helicopter Crash 24 Years Ago

On May 4, 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off a tour that ended up comprising three legs, 147 shows and 18 months. It all came to a stop on Aug. 27, 1990, when a helicopter carrying the guitar player and three members of Eric Clapton‘s touring circle crashed after a show in Wisconsin, killing everybody on board. It was one of the biggest tours of Vaughan’s ... Read More »

Two Long Out-of-Print Jimi Hendrix Albums to Be Reissued

Two long out-of-print Jimi Hendrix albums — ‘Cry of Love’ and ‘Rainbow Bridge’ — will be reissued next month. The classic LPs, which were originally released after Hendrix’s death in 1970, were culled from sessions that the guitar legend had worked on in 1969 and 1970. Back when the albums came out in 1971, they received a ton of attention, since they ... Read More »

JIMI STAMP

  Jimi Hendrix has made it. He now has his own stamp. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled it, not in his hometown of Seattle, which would make sense, but rather 2,100 miles south in Austin, Texas at the South By Southwest festival. It is now on sale at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at ebay.com/stamps, and ... Read More »