iOS app Android app

Jimi Hendrix

Rock-and-Roll Dandies Through the Years

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

From 1960s British mods to soulful crooners to psychedelic guitarists, musicians from every genre have used fashion as a tool to amplify their brand and persona.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: On Robert Dick

Daniel Asia | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I first met Robert Dick -- flutist, composer, improviser- when starting my graduate work at the Yale School of Music. He had finished up already but was very much in the mix of the musical scene.

See André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In The First 'All Is By My Side' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

André Benjamin, who you know as Outkast's André 3000, stars as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic that was unable to use any of Hendrix's actual music. Fr...

Learn How to Play Guitar by the End of the Week

Zachary Stockill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

It doesn't have to be difficult. And there's serious good news for aspiring guitarists: with the internet and smartphones at your disposal, it's never been easier -- or faster -- to gain a level of proficiency with the world's favorite instrument.

Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

Mike Myers Makes Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who is Shep Gordon? Aside from his career in rock & roll, as Alice Cooper's manager among many other high profile clients, Shep Gordon invented the co...

The 27 Club in Rock Limbo via New Paradise Laboratories

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Putting deceased rock stars onstage usually means a pasty musical wrapped in creepy facsimiles of dead celebrities.

Bold As Love -- Past Is Prologue

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

In the year following the release of Jimi Hendrix's third masterpiece album, Electric Ladyland, it was apparent that the band with which he had skyrocketed to fame, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, had ceased to exist

Dammit, Jimi Hendrix, That Was Supposed to Be MY Les Paul!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There had been other 'fad' guitars during rock 'n' roll's earlier years.

Magnificent Vibration: Conversations with Rick Springfield, War's Lonnie Jordan, Tommy Chong and Walter Egan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."

Mad Men: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

See Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In New 'All Is By My Side' Clip

Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

At long last, a clip from the Jimi Hendrix biopic, "All Is By My Side," has premiered on YouTube. Starring Outkast's Andre 3000, the movie is set to m...

Café Au Go Go: Still Blowing the Winds of Change

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Change may be defined as transformations occurring over time. It is sometimes hard to discern how far and wide that change will reach, and what it will bring about.

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Listen To Jimi Hendrix's Final Interview

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment

On Sept. 11, 1970, Jimi Hendrix gave his final interview from inside his suite at the London-based Cumberland Hotel. The late musician, considered to ...

Waze and the Wise Kings

David Sable | Posted 02.22.2014 | Media
David Sable

If Moses had Twitter, would the Ten Commandments have received wider coverage? If Muhammad had Facebook or Buddha LinkedIn, would the essential pillars of major religions be different today?

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Fall Rocks - 7 Ways to Capture a Rock n' Roll Vibe Now

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

As the seasons change, my inspiration turns to the rocknrolla brood -- much like fall, rocker chic is all about accessorizing. This week I am paying tribute to my favorite music and style icons with a guide to Fall pieces dedicated to rock n' roll.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Guitars for the 21st Century

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Tom Semioli

With all due respect to Jon Landau and Bruce, I saw the future of rock 'n' roll and its name is... Bohemian Guitars.

Musical Psychic Claims To Channel New Songs From Dead Celebs . . . And She Sings

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weird News

Death may be called the eternal slumber, but is it possible that deceased 20th century entertainers are still creating new product? That's what an ...

Remembering Jimi Hendrix

Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

Sept. 18 marks the anniversary of the death of famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Born in Seattle in 1942, the rocker died in 1970 at the age of 27. 43...

Hendrix's Ex-Girlfriend Dings Upcoming Biopic

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Outkast's Andre 3000 stars as the late famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic "All Is By My Side." Andre's performance in the film has b...

The Tomás Doncker Band Hollers the Blues of Howlin' Wolf

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't just the guitar that was loud, so was Chester's voice. And it got louder as his living conditions got tougher. His massive body, weighting up to 300 pounds, both scared and impressed people. Howlin' Wolf, the name his grandfather gave him, would become an important figure.