Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero (2DVD)

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Rather than drudging up scandal and outworn hypothesis about his lifestyle and ultimate death, this new film looks at Hendrix as the master of electric guitar, as told by a selection of the world’s greatest musicians in all new and exclusive interviews. Contributors include Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Eric Burdon, Paul Rodgers, Ginger Baker, Bev Bevan, Stephen Stills to name but a few. Some were his mentors, some his contemporaries and admirers of his incredible talent, and those who emerged as new talent as a result of his influence. All happy to come forward and explain why Hendrix’s work remains at the zenith of rock music to this day.

Moving beyond the icon and the myth, this presentation brings alive the images and music that Jimi Hendrix evoked from his very soul, using the instrument as, he put it, his “personal diary” This style evoked a home-grown and raw, uncensored sensuality, which indeed was his nature and that of his music, as if he were his own muse.
Narrated by Slash ( Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver) a longtime Hendrix acolyte, this film is less a biography than the first film ever to focus on the music itself and the impetus of the master who created it.

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