Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 years old today. What would he be up to musically if he were still with us? We'll never know, but it's hard to think of a dead artist who left us with so much unreleased material from the prime of his career, and we're about to get a nice big serving of some more new Hendrix music: People, Hell, and Angels will show the Northwest icon at his most adventurous and experimental. He stepped away from his fulltime band and recruited Stephen Stills to play bass and Buddy Miles as his drummer as he tried new sounds and new approaches, although you sure won't mistake this music for anything but classic Hendrix.
Eddie Kramer was a studio engineer for most of Jimi's career, and he gave Rolling Stone
a sneak peek at the new stuff as well as some behind-the-music insights into what Hendrix was thinking at the time.
to see that video, in case the one below doesn't work yet.