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New Noel Redding DVD Due in December

Noel ReddingA new documentary called The Redding Experience, featuring the late Noel Redding, is set for a December 6 release date, according to antimusic.com. The DVD will include a never before seen interview with the bassist, who was part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, filmed in 1988 in his home in Ireland. During the interview, Redding opens up about his time with Hendrix, as well as the theory of the guitar legend’s murder, which Redding deemed “not improbable.”

Producer Will Scally shares the film’s background:

“I had known and been friends with Noel for many years and always found him a very upfront, straightforward guy. We often spoke about doing an interview, he wanted to speak about the band, money, drugs and the death of Hendrix and much more – even speaking about the possibility of Hendrix being murdered. He was on good form that day and wanted to record this for posterity.”

After his time with Hendrix, Redding spent time on his own projects, including a book, Are You Experienced: The Inside Story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Redding passed away in 2003 at the age of 57.

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Ben Morganfield

Ben Morganfield

It’s hard to believe that Hendrix died 40years ago, what’s even more unbelievable is we weird folk from the sixties have now metamorphosed into out own grandfathers, actually lived

through it. We witnessed the three strange looking men collectively known as Jimi Hendrix Experience redefine rock music and contributed to the sixties soundtrack.

So much has been written about Jimi Hendrix and this guitar colossus without doubt overshadowed the other two members of the group; drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. If you have spent years living in a cave then you are excused from not knowing that the three of them are now playing at the great gig in the sky.

Noel Redding wrote an interesting book some years ago, outlining his time with the group, as the fame increased, so didother pressures. The money that these three young musicians accumulated must have made them rich beyond their wildest dreams. The wild man of pop with his two acolytes, the fashion, and the hair made them instantly recognizable around the globe. The book went some way to tell us the way it was.

Out now on Dvd and long overdue is an interview with Noel Redding. For many years a rumor has been around that this interview was inexistence. If like me you like to plough though the websites dealing with guitars and musicians, you would have read that this interview has finally been released.

So why is this Dvd so important? Well for a start it was recorded in 1988 and to my way of thinking, in terms of rockmusic history, it has historical and intrinsic value. The quality of the interview has an 80’s feel about it and that makes it even more authentic, No digital remastering or HD quality, just a straight forward interview. Recorded at his home in Ireland, Redding opens up on a verity of subjects. The death of Hendrix, the drugs and parties, the dynamics of the band and money – not the money he made but the money he and Mitchell didn’t make. Bitter about the lack of payment, not looking or sounding shocked at the suggestion that Hendrix could have been murdered.

I have seen some very short interviews with Noel Redding on You tube only lasting a few minutes, this interview runs for forty minutes and without doubt a lot can be said within that amount of time. I must add that I never met him, however, he comes across very honest and pleased to do this interview.

I read in the Press Release that the Producer Will Scally, had been a friend of Noel for many years, and also conducted the interview. This friendship shows through, it’s just like two old mates talking about the good ol’ days. The exception being that one is Noel Redding and his good ol’ days was playing bass with Jimi Hendrix – or perhaps not.

The “Redding Experience” is now available now on MNV Discs International (DN/MNV1) distributed via Qleap.

Ben Morganfield

Jessy Gilbert

Jessy Gilbert

Where (or what website) can I buy this DVD????

Jenny

Jenny

It`s taken me age`s to finally buy a copy of this dvd. Really interesting interview. The image I had
of him and Hendrix is nothing like I heard on the dvd. Finally the truth about Hendrix and his music.
All three musicians contributed to this band, otherwise it would never have taken the route it was destined for. I`m a musicican myself and I
thoroughly enjoyed watching it.