Andre 3000 will cover The Beatles for Jimi Hendrix biopic - The Strut

Andre 3000 will cover The Beatles for Jimi Hendrix biopic

Rolling Stone is reporting that Andre 3000 will cover The Beatles and other artists as part of his upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic. The choices may have something to do with the fact that Hendrix’ estate isn’t allowing any of Jimi’s original songs to be used.

From Rolling Stone:

The film – set in London in 1966 and 1967 – will include Benjamin’s new versions of covers that Hendrix performed during those years, shortly before the release of his landmark debut, Are You Experienced. Audiences will see Benjamin singing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (which Hendrix famously performed in a London club with members of the Beatles in the audience), “Wild Thing,” “Hound Dog,” Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” and Elmore James’ “Bleeding Heart,” plus two songs, “Future Trip” and “Driving South,” that Hendrix played as a backup musician for Curtis Knight and the Squires.

This won’t be the first time Andre 3000 covered The Beatles as he recorded a version of All Together Now for an NBA commercial. Hear that and see Jimi Hendrix’ performance of The Beatles’ Stg. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band below:

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