Jimi Hendrix's Sister Announces "Another Decade of Music" From His Archives

September 23, 2009  |  12:00pm
Since Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, he's put out dozens of albums of material—unreleased tracks, live cuts, bootlegs and compilations. And just like fellow dead guy 2pac, every time it seems like the well of new music has run dry, someone uncovers a veritable metric shit ton of tunes. Plus, he's been making appearances, of sorts, in recent years. Busy guy, that Hendrix, even in death.

This time, though, the source is about as official as it gets: Hendrix's sister Janie. And she says she's got a lot to share.

In an interview with Gibson Guitars, which is creating a new Hendrix model guitar, Janie, who runs Jimi's legacy foundation, Authentic Hendrix, revealed that, "We probably have another decade of music, including video." A decade! That's six year's longer than Hendrix's actual career—and 39 years after that career abruptly ended.

"Every 12 to 18 months we'll continue to have new releases and...official bootlegs," Hendrix said. "We have an amazing amount of original masters, including a lot of material that hasn't been previously released."

So what has all this music been doing for the last nigh-on 40 years? Laying in wait, basically. Hendrix revealed that the masters of all Authentic Hendrix recordings are kept in temperature-controlled vaults, one of which is in Los Angeles and one in New York.

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