During his short career, Jimi Hendrix released three groundbreaking albums in the late ‘60s that helped bridge the blues and psychedelia. But more importantly, the gifted musician showed the world the limitless depths of the electric guitar through his onstage showmanship and studio mastery. He made only three studio albums during his lifetime, all with his excellent trio the Experience: ‘Are You Experienced,’ ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Electric Ladyland,’ each increasingly explore the sonic reaches of traditional and contemporary music. Hendrix disbanded his group in 1969 and formed a new one, Band of Gypsys, which headed into jazzier and more groove-influenced territories. More than any of his peers, Hendrix was a visionary artist who never took the easy way out. Since his drug-related death at 27, his many recording sessions have been released on posthumous records that maintain his legacy.
Micky Dolenz Recalls the Monkees' 'Weird' Tour With Jimi Hendrix
He thought "theatrical" nature of psychedelic band would be a good match.
How an Unused Jimi Hendrix Album Cover Led to Journey's Scarab
Beetle first appeared on 1980's 'Departure,' and has remained a regular presence on the group's projects ever since.
K.K. Downing Proud of Grabbing Jimi Hendrix’s Empty Coke Bottle
Former Judas Priest guitarist calls sneaking backstage at Isle of Wight Festival a life highlight.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
Ted Nugent Refused Drugs From Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Bon Scott
Guitarist thinks he avoided intoxication issues through “luck.”
House Built for Jimi Hendrix Listed for Sale at $3.8 Million
Guitarist was reportedly planning to purchase Spanish-style home at the time of his death in 1970.
Reissue Roundup: Fall Sets From Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and More
Archival sets include deluxe editions of classic records, remixed collections of big hits and previously unreleased live shows.
Neal Schon Covers Beatles, Prince and Hendrix on New Solo Album
Track listing for 'Universe' features many notable covers.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Play On Newly Unearthed Jimi Hendrix Cover
Guitar virtuoso joins keyboardist David Garfield on "If 6 Was 9" in newly unearthed, remastered track.
The Stories Behind All 84 Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums
All the official collections of studio outtakes, live records and compilations since the guitar legend's 1970 death.