Jimi Hendrix’s Estate Isn’t On Board With Andre 3000-Starring Biopic

Becky Bain | May 10, 2012 11:00 am

Andre 3000 has reportedly already made his way to Ireland to begin shooting the Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side. One little snafu with the production? Jimi Hendrix’s estate is not on board with the film project.

Experience Hendrix LLC, the family-owned company that manages the late guitar great’s music and publishing, released a statement declaring that the estate “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.”

Hendrix’s estate’s non-involvement doesn’t mean the film can’t be made — but that it can’t be made using any of Jimi’s recordings or compositions. Considering that the movie takes place during the making of the rock icon’s debut album, Are You Experienced, we’d think having Hendrix’s music appar in the film is kind of a necessity. [Via WSJ]