STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO JIMI

The guitar legend's memory continues to live on...

SANTANA, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, and BOOTSY COLLINS have confirmed that they will be taking part in a tribute album to JIMI HENDRIX, due for release later this year.

The record is being put together by the late guitarist’s half sister, Janie. Musiqhas already recorded a version of ‘Are You Experienced?’ and Seal and Chaka Khan will also be involved in the project.

A memorial to Hendrix, started by his late father Al, is also nearing completion. Standing in Washington’s Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, the memorial houses the remains of the legendary guitarist, his father, his grandmother and Al’s wife Ayako ‘June’ Hendrix. Made of granite and marble, the monument has a life-sized bronze sculpture of Hendrixin the centre.

Shortly before his death in 2002, Al Hendrix posted a letter on the official Jimi Hendrix website about the memorial. It read, “I hope that in the years to come, both my family and Jimi’sfans will find peace, remembrance, and inspiration from this memorial.”