March album hosts 12 "experimental" tracks recorded in 1968 and 1969
The upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic starring OutKast's André 3000 may not feature any Hendrix tunes, but fans can count on a new release from the late guitar legend early next year, Rolling Stone reports. People, Hell and Angels, a collection of 12 previously unreleased songs consisting of experimental material recorded in 1968 and 1969, drops March 5, 2013.
Hendrix originally considered these new sounds — which find the guitar hero playing around with horns, keyboards, percussion, and a second guitar — for First Rays of the New Rising Sun, the intended follow-up to 1968's double-album Electric Ladyland. The Seattle-born musician died from drug-related asphyxia in 1970, while working on First Rays. That album eventually saw the light in 1997.
A clothing line inspired by Hendrix, designed by Lyric Culture, recently hit the shelves at Bloomingdale's, according to Rolling Stone. The menswear collection, which has approval from Experience Hendrix, the family-owned company that oversees the guitarist's legacy, consists of graphic screen print t-shirts, scarves, dress shirts, hoodies, and cuff links. Images of Hendrix and lyrics from his most well-known songs adorn the wardrobe, which debuted just a few weeks before what would have been Hendrix's 70th birthday, on November 27.