Stephen Stills Was Flattered By Jimi Hendrix's Interest

Stephen Stills

(Classic Rock) Stephen Stills says he was "flattered" when he found out that Jimi Hendrix wanted him to play bass with him. The pair played together on Stills' self-titled debut album in 1970, which was released a month before the guitar icon died. But he says he was asked to join Hendrix's band full-time, but a hand injury prevented him from doing so.

Stills tells Classic Rock: "I didn't realise they were really discussing it seriously until I read Mitch Mitchell's book. I was quite flattered. But they did call me. I was in Hawaii with a broken hand, so I couldn't go."

And asked if he was tempted, the multi-instrumentalist says: "I'd have done it in a heartbeat, as long as it paid. But there were an awful lot of people that had an awful lot invested in Crosby, Stills & Nash." Read more here.

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