On June 15th “Bleeding Heart” will be released as a 7″ vinyl single in North America. The single is from Valleys of Neptune, which was released earlier this year. The b-side will feature “Jam 292” from the Dagger Record’s release, Hear My Music.

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LL Cool J is a rarity: A first wave hip-hop legend who has managed to continuously elevate his profile for more than two decades and counting. So, it seems only natural that for #MusicMonday, he told us that his current musical obsession is a healthy combination of something classic and something current.

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From the Washington Post:
Say the name Jimi Hendrix and you think: Rock star. Woodstock. Crazy costumes. Greatest electric guitar player ever.

But his sister Janie and the National Museum of the American Indian want you to know that part of his great style came from his Native American ancestry.

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Visit your participating Record Store Day record shop on April 17th to find the exclusive Record Store Day Jimi Hendrix Live at Clark University 12″ vinyl featuring “Fire,” “Red House,” “Foxy Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing”.

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Harmonix and MTV Games today announced The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s classic album, Axis: Bold As Love, along with the new Jimi Hendrix single, “Valleys of Neptune” from the new album will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

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Debuting today is the Jimi Hendrix Messenger, JimiMessaging.com, an interactive messaging tool that enables new and experienced fans to send messages to friends and family from their front row seats at Jimi’s historic 1970 performance from the Isle of Wight Festival.

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Four Additional Hendrix Catalog
Deluxe Editions

Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric
Ladyland, and First Rays of the New Rising
Sun — Among America’s
Top 100 Albums

of Neptune, the long-awaited
album of previously unavailable Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, has debuted on
the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart at #4, while four additional
Hendrix catalog titles — Are
You Experienced (#44),  Electric Ladyland (#60),  First Rays of the New Rising Sun (#63), and Axis: Bold As Love (#67) — have returned to the Billboard 200
four decades after their original release dates, a testimony to the enduring
vitality and importance of the trailblazing artist-guitarist-performer.

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LOS ANGELES (March 11,
2010) – The March 5th stop on the Experience
Hendrix 2010 Tour
was before a packed house at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Just prior to the set of blazing performances by Billy Cox, Ernie Isley, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Living Colour, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Double Trouble’s Chris Layton, a
special ceremony took place on stage that additionally underscored the
connection between the legacy of Jimi
and generations of players who have come since his

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The Experience Hendrix Tour got underway this past week in Santa Barbara, California. Among the artists featured are Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Living Colour, Brad Whitford, Doyle Bramhall II, Sacred Steel featuring Robert Randolph, Ernie Isley, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, and bassist Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix in Band Of Gypsys.

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