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Trouble over new Jimi Hendrix film

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix's estate insist no original music can be used in the film, which is due to star OutKast's Andre 3000

The estate of Jimi Hendrix has spoken out against a new film about the guitarist's life.

Rolling Stone has reported that a statement issued yesterday by Hendrix's estate said that no original music could be used in the film, which is due to star OutKast's Andre 3000, without their approval.

Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog, has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.

Filming of the long-delayed biopic, which has been provisionally titled All Is By My Side, is due to start in three weeks and will focus on Hendrix's time in England between 1966 and 1967. The screenplay will be written and directed by John Ridley, who has previously done the scripts for Three Kings and U-Turn.