Jimi Hendrix Biopic Preview Released

(Classic Rock) Producers of Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side have released a minute-long online video clip featuring Andre 3000 of Outkast fame in the starring role.

He's billed under his real name, Andre Benjamin, in the film that tells the story of the guitar icon's rise to fame over a two-year period leading up to his showstopping appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

Directed by 12 Years A Slave maker John Ridley, the movie doesn't feature any music performed by Hendrix after his sister Janie, who runs his estate, refused permission for it to be used. Instead new versions of covers played by the great man during his career have been used.

All Is By My Side received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and gets is US premiere next week at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Watch the preview here.

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