Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix ‘Black Widow’ Guitar at Center of Ownership Fight

One of Jimi Hendrix’s lesser known musical instruments, a storied “Black Widow” acoustic guitar, is a the heart of a bitter legal fight between his estate and the former bassist for Earth, Wind and Fire, who was once married to Hendrix’s step-sister. Hendrix owned dozens of guitars during his brief career. Today, most are worth tens of thousands of dollars and are housed in museums. After Hendrix died, the guitar ended up in the hands of step-sister Janie Hendrix’s ex-husband Sheldon Reynolds, who is being sued by Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix....

Stephen Stills Brings it All Home on New 'Carry On' CD Collection

Stephen Stills put on a show at Madison Square Garden back in 1971, supporting his second solo album Stephen Stills 2. It was a mess from start to finish, but I couldn’t take my eyes off him. It was a brilliant failure that I’ve never forgotten. The definitive collection of his music could well be Rhino Records’ newly released a four-CD set, called Carry On....

Alvin Lee, '60s Guitar Virtuoso of Woodstock, Ten Years After, Dies

Alvin Lee, who was a guitar virtuoso by the age of 13 and rode the British invasion during the 1960s with the band Ten Years After, has died from complications arising from surgery. He was 68. Lee may not have been as popular as contemporaries like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, but his skill on the guitar ranks him among the era’s guitar gods....

Jimi Hendrix Rocks Again With New Album, People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix lives, or at least his music does. The guitar god, who died at 27 in 1970 will posthumously release a new album, People, Hell and Angels, this week, made up from songs he recorded more than 40 years ago with Stephen Stills, Traffic’s Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Steve Winwood, drummer Buddy Miles, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and bassist Billy Cox....