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VooDoo Chile--A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix / Blog

VooDoo Chile joins Music Zirconia Roster

We're very pleased to announce VooDoo Chile's Tribute To Jimi Hendrix has become the newest member of The World's Top Tribute Band Talent Agency, Music Zirconia Inc. mztributebands.com

Music Zirconia Inc. is the largest specialty talent provider in the United States focusing solely on tribute entertainment. Music Zirconia is truly the home of the world's finest tribute bands and performers. Our world-class tribute acts, specialty acts and cover bands are available for corporate events, weddings, reunions, holiday parties, casino or concert venues, and touring.

Those booking an engagement with a M.Z. Tribute Band can be assured of world class professionalism. Our Featured Acts are available for both national and international events. Whether in Southern California, New York City, Dallas or Sydney our top shelf tribute acts will not only amaze your audience, they are also extremely cost effective. March 4th begins Seaon One of Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest's primetime historic concert experience "The World's greatest Tribute Bands". Reminiscent of the 1970s Classic "Don Kirsner's Rock Concert", each week a tribute band representing the best in their catagory will perform a live rendition of the most influencial bands of yester-year. The performances will be shown live in front of a packed house at the historic "The Roxy" on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood California.

Jimi Hendrix Feature Film

Producer Carol Lewis likened the project to Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow, a 2001 dramedy film I haven't seen, calling it more of a road movie than a biopic. Apparently, none of Hendrix's music will be used, nor will any of his family be featured, and so, obtaining rights from the Hendrix estate won't be an issue. I haven't heard anything about either project since initial announcements were made 2 years ago. Fast-forward to today, and it looks like it's now Andre 3000's project to lose, as IFTN reports exclusively that the rapper/actor is indeed set to star as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie that will begin filming in Ireland later this month, to be titled All Is By My Side, which will follow Hendrix’s years in England, from 1966 to 1967, when he put together his debut album, Are You Experienced. The feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley (primarily a screenwriter; this will be his second feature film directorial effort). The project is currently in pre-production in Wicklow, with principal photography set to begin in three weeks time in Dublin and Wicklow. The shoot will last six weeks in total. All Is By My Side will be co-produced by Irish producer Tristan Orpen Lynch for Dublin-based production company Subotica Entertainment alongside Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s Darko Entertainment and Britain’s Matador Pictures. The three companies will produce the movie under the banner of Watchtower Film Productions.

Press On

I heard a great quote from President Woodrow Wilson... It's nearly a century old, but timeless. "Nothing can take the place of persistance. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Intelligence will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotant. The term 'press on' has always solved and always will solve the problems of the human race". That's damn right...smart guy

Official Drink: The Purple Haze

No Rock & Roll show is complete without an official drink. Let us introduce you to The Purple Haze. Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequilla, a lil bar sour and a floater of Chambord. Purple in colour, sweet to the palet like strawberry lemonade. It's a pint glass of alcohol baby, it'll make you Stone Free. Join us for a round at The High Dive Seattle, in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Can you dig it!

Cinco De Mayo at The High Dive

The High Dive Seattle Presents, A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix live without a net, with special guest Aerosmith Tribute Dream On. Cinco De Mayo, 9:30pm, tickets $8.00. Box office information contact www.highdiveseattle.com

New Show Date Announced

The San Juan Community Theatre presents 'A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix', Saturday, January 28th 2012, 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30, reserve seating tickets $12.00, student rush tickets $5.00, available at the box office, or online at http://sjctheatre.org/

The coveted Plexi Marshall

Last night, I was asked about the guitar rig. It's pretty simple....Red House was recorded with an old Gibson Flying Vee, plugged straight into a 100 watt Plexi Marshall on a 4x12 with G12-30w Celestions. There is a little bit of Electro Harmonics delay in the amp's loop. Foxy Lady was done through the same amp set up, with a beat up Fender Stratocaster. That's it baby, can you dig it!