Music Gear News
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix at Isle of Wight gig
Paul McCartney has paid tribute to fellow guitar legend Jimi Hendrix during his headline set at the Isle of Wight Festival.
The former Beatles star closed the event last night (June 13th 2010) and took time to tell the crowd about his friendship with Hendrix, who famously stole the show at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, reports NME.
"He was a great guy," said McCartney, stating that they had become friends during the 1960s.
"The biggest tribute we [The Beatles] had from him was we released Sgt Pepper on a Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learnt it."
McCartney then went on to play a few lines of Hendrix classic Purple Haze at the end of his song Let Me Roll It.
Other performers at this year's festival, which took place between June 11th and 13th, included The Strokes, Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend and Florence and the Machine.Posted on 14 Jun 2010 11:08 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone