New music releases, 15th September 2014

Here are all the new and notable music releases for this week, 15th September 2014:

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Claustrophobia EP, Severs

Black Moth, Condemned To Hope
World On Fire: Classic Rock Pack, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Somewhere Under Wonderland, Counting Crows
Reincarnate, Motionless In White
The Cry Of Love, Jimi Hendrix
Magnolia, Pineapple Thief
Worship The Sun, Allah-Las
Last Fair Day Gone Night, Katatonia
Dude Incredible, Shellac
Lateness Of Dancers, Hiss Golden Messenger
Down At The Club, Steve Earle
1000bhp, Godsmack
Punish Honey, Vessel
Cooking With Pagans, Freak Kitchen
Myrkur, Myrkur
Lii, Xerath
Fire From The Evening Sun, Philm
The Tyranny Of Will, Iron Reagan
Odium, Morgoth
Old World New Wave, Ides Of Gemini
Metal Veins: Alive at Rock In Rio, Sepultura w. Les Tambours Du Bronx

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First trailer released for Hendrix biopic “Jimi: All Is By My Side”

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The first trailer has been released for the new Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast’s Andre 3000 in the title role.

Jimi: All Is By My Side has been scripted and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar winning film 12 Years A Slave. The film depicts events in the legendary guitarist’s life during 1966 – ’67, a period during which Hendrix moved to London, formed the Experience, and played his breakthrough set at the Monterey Pop Festival.

The film won’t feature any songs written or recorded by Hendrix, as the late guitarist’s estate refused permission for their use. Instead, Andre 3000 performs songs by artists such as The Beatles and Muddy Waters that Hendrix covered during his lifetime.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, and features a supporting cast including Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman and The White Queen’s Ashley Charles, who plays a young Keith Richards.

A UK release date has yet to be confirmed. You can watch the trailer below:

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Woodstock set for 50th anniversary festival?

Woodstock 1969

Woodstock founder Michael Lang has said that he is considering organising a 50th anniversary festival for 2019.

Speaking to Rolling Stone and denying that there will be a 45th anniversary event his year, Lang said: “I think we’re certainly done until the 50th. We’re starting to think about it now.” He also revealed that several sites are currently being considered in North America.

The original festival took place in Bethel, New York in 1969, and featured career defining sets from the likes of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Several anniversary events have been held since, most recently in 1994 and then 1999. The 1999 festival became infamous as a result of rioting during sets from Limp Bizkit and then Red Hot Chili Peppers, with New York State Troopers having to be called in to quell the violence.

Lang has previously said that he doesn’t think the organisational failures of previous anniversary events will affect any new festival: “When people think [of Woodstock] they don’t think ’99 or ’94. They think [of] the ’69 event. I think [1999] has its ramifications, but I don’t think it did any real damage in that sense.”

The 1994 event saw the site turned into a mudbath due to adverse weather conditions. During Green Day’s set the band famously started a mud fight with the crowd leading to a stage invasion which saw security mistaking the band’s Mike Dirnt for a fan and tackling him onstage, leading him to seek emergency dental treatment.

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