Andre 3000‘s upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, hit a pretty huge hurdle when Jimi Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, prohibited the film from using any of the late rocker’s music or compositions. You might think that would stop production — including a legendary musician’s songs seems pretty non-negotiable when documenting the life of said musician — but instead, the film will feature new recordings of Andre performing songs by The Beatles, Muddy Waters, and more.
The Outkast artist has recorded new versions of covers Hendrix performed between 1966 and 1977, the years Hendrix lived in London crafting his album Are You Experienced. Covers include The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, The Troggs’ “Wild Thing”, Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog”, Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” and Elmore James’ “Bleeding Heart”, among others.
Check out Jimi covering The Beatles’ classic below — think Andre can do both Jimi and The Beatles justice?
Jimi Hendrix – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
All Is By My Side is wrapping up principal photography in Ireland. It’s expected to premiere at Sundance, with a possible release sometime in 2013.
[Via Rolling Stone]