- Posted on Sep 22nd 2009 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
Janie, who is the President and CEO of Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix -- the two companies that oversee the legendary rocker's legacy -- broke the news to instrument manufacturer Gibson in an interview announcing plans for a new line of Hendrix guitars. "We probably have another decade of music, including video. Every 12 to 18 months we'll continue to have new releases and Dagger [Experience Hendrix's label for live recordings] official bootlegs," she said.
"Jimi was a workaholic," she explained. "After Electric Lady Studios was built he was able to record constantly for as many hours as he wanted to. It's almost as if he knew he had only four years to accomplish everything that he did. We have an amazing amount of original masters, including a lot of material that hasn't been previously released."
Hendrix says that tapes containing the unreleased material are currently being preserved in two separate locations in the "We keep them in a temperature-controlled vault," Janie added. "We have a s et of everything in Los Angeles and a set in New York in the event of something catastrophic happening. We have duplicates of everything."
Despite Jimi's affinity for and association with Fender Stratocasters, Janie promises "a whole line of Jimi-inspired instruments" coming from Gibson.