The first full-length trailer for the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side has hit the web.
The film, which stars Outkast's Andre Benjamin in the lead role, was directed by American filmmaker John Ridley who received massive critical acclaim for his work on the recent movie 12 Years A Slave, which he wrote.
Ridley's film chronicles Hendrix's time in London in 1966 and 1967 and the making of his Are You Experienced? album. The movie has been the recipient of criticism from people who claim that its portrayal of Hendrix is wide of the mark. Kathy Etchingham, a former girlfriend of Hendrix played by Hayley Atwell in the movie, recently commented that some elements of the film are "completely made up."
As well as that, Hendrix's estate refused permission to use his music in the film forcing the filmmakers to soundtrack the movie entirely with material Hendrix played in London during that time which was written by other musicians.
Outkast and Andre 3000 will play Electric Picnic this year but we don't expect you'll hear any Jimi Hendrix covers in Stradbally....