Music Gear News
Andre 3000 to play guitar hero Jimi Hendrix in indie feature
Andre 3000 may be set to star as guitar hero Jimi Hendrix in a biopic of the artist's life.
Hayley Atwell, who plays the leading lady in Captain America, told Esquire that her next project will be the biopic alongside the rapper – real name Andre Benjamin.
The OutKast rapper has been talking up his ability to play the role for a number of years, seemingly to no avail, but Atwell's interview with the magazine appears to indicate that he has secured the role.
In an interview with the Daily News seven years ago he said he was excited by the prospect of playing the guitar-playing hero.
"Jimi was wild onstage," he said. "Offstage, he was really calm."
Laurence Fishburne and rocker Lenny Kravitz have both attempted to bring the biopic to the big screen in recent years but both failed to secure the rights to the story.
Jason Derulo, who is currently No.1 in the UK Singles Chart with Don't Wanna Go Home, has confessed that he recently turned down the role of Jimi Hendrix preferring instead to focus on promoting his latest album.
He told MTV: "I really wanted to make sure it gets the exposure it deserves. It has to be heard by everybody. After this album, I will dive full-throttle into movies for a while. I will ultimately take a break from music."
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 16:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Recent Music News
Available for order now at Gear4music, Kawai's CN27, CN37 and ES110 Digital Piano's combine an authentic classic feel with a plethora of contemporary touches
Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses
Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality
Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.
Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.
Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.