Sony MusicAll Is by My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast, won't feature any songs written by Hendrix, but the film will roll out new recordings of Andre covering songs that Hendrix covered, including the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," as well as songs by Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters and others, according to Rolling Stone.
Not long after filming of All Is by My Side began four months ago, Experience Hendrix LLC, the company run by the late guitar legend's sister Janie, said that it "has made it known many ***** 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."
The filmmakers say they never approached Experience Hendrix about using Jimi's original music. Instead, since All Is by My Side covers Hendrix's life in 1966 and 1967 -- the years before his Are You Experienced debut -- filmmakers were able to focus on the songs that Hendrix covered in that pre-fame period, according to Rolling Stone.
The film will include songs famously associated with Hendrix, like "Wild Thing," originally recorded by The Troggs in 1965. There's his rendition of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which the magazine points out Hendrix performed at a London club with members of the Beatles were in attendance. There's also Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog," Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" and songs by Elmore James, who Jimi also covered.
A spokesperson for the Hendrix Experience tells Rolling Stone that the company was unaware non-Hendrix songs would be used in All Is by My Side. "They want to make a Jimi Hendrix movie without Jimi Hendrix music," the estate rep tells Rolling Stone. "It would be like making a movie about Lincoln without being able to use the Gettysburg Address."
All Is by My Side is set in London, but the film is being shot in Dublin, Ireland, where producer Sean McKittrick tells Rolling Stone it's "easier...to recreate 1967 London."
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