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Outkast's Andre Benjamin might not be able to perform any Jimi Hendrix songs in his upcoming biopic about the late great rocker, but that doesn't mean he won't have any tracks to sing in the movie. The folks behind "All By My Side" are getting around the copyright issue with Hendrix's estate by having Benjamin perform a series of covers Hendrix did of other bands' music to help make the movie as realistic as possible.

It turns out that this is actually not that big of a deal for the movie's creators. Producer Sean McKittrick told Rolling Stone that he never went to Experience Hendrix, the group that controls the copyrights for Hendrix's songs, because he knew that they likely wouldn't need to use them.

"This is the story of Jimi being discovered as a backup musician and how he went to London and became Jimi Hendrix," he said, saying they didn't want to make a traditional biopic. "That would be like making a movie about Kurt Cobain. We all know how that story ends."

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'Afro Samurai'A few years ago, I went to Comic-Con and couldn’t escape the fact that Samuel L. Jackson’s “Afro Samurai” was being hyped as the next big thing. This year, a new season and a video game were being hyped, and it was obvious that the show had indeed become the big thing. Next year, could we be talking about a live-action film starring a certain OutKast rapper/actor?

“We have a live-action plan,” Jackson revealed, saying that he wants to see Afro’s battle with Number One up on the big screen with flesh-and-blood actors. “Hopefully, that script will come together and we’ll be able to do that in the next two years or so.”

On the TV Show, Sam the Man is an executive producer and the voice of the high-kicking Samurai warrior. In real life, however, the 59-year-old actor revealed to us that he’ll let someone else play Afro. Read More...

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