August 12, 2010 15:19

Nicolas Cage, Slipknot, Gary Numan pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix - video

'He was completely devoted to that wall of sound,' says Cage

Nicolas Cage, Slipknot, Gary Numan pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix - video

Photo: Jimi Hendrix by Barrie Wentzell/rockarchive.com

Nicolas Cage, Gary Numan and Slipknot's Corey Taylor have paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix in a new video interview about the guitarist.

They are among a number of musicians and actors who have spoken to NME about Hendrix's legacy in a video you can watch on the right of your screen now.

Asked why he thinks Hendrix became such an important figure in music, Cage said: "Because he was original, he was committed to his sound, he stuck to it, he never compromised. He was completely devoted to that wall of sound that he generated and sadly he died at a very young age. But that tends to happen with highly inspired artists who are very sensitive."

Watch the full video interview on the right now.

Pick up the new issue of NME (out nationwide from August 11) for more about Hendrix, featuring the story of the last week of his life, tributes and pictures. NME is on UK newsstands, or available digitally worldwide right now.

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