Roundup: Andre 3000 to Play Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

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Andre 3000 is starring in All Is By My Side, a biopic about Jimi Hendrix‘s London years. Principal photography is expected to begin before June in Ireland.

When you’ve lost Nikki Sixx, you’ve clearly lost America. The Motley Crue bassist (and no, we won’t use the superfluous umlauts here) tweeted over the weekend: “Our president is commenting on Kanye, having Lindsey [Lohan] at his party and failing our economy. I used to believe in him, but it’s time for change!””

The New York Times takes a look at Hit So Hard, the documentary about Hole drummer Patty Schemel that opens in New York and L.A. on Friday. Following “the same rise-and-fall trajectory as a lot of music biopics,” the Times calls the film “the touching story of how and why Ms. Schemel ended up in her own private hell and how and why she made her way out again into the world of sunshine, sobriety and puppy dogs. (Literally: she now runs a dog care service in Los Angeles.)”

No Doubt will release their first album since 2001 on Sept. 25 (via Alan Cross).

According to Department of Labor statistics, nearly 1 in 1,000 Americans is a “working musician.”

Neil Young tapped Shep Fairey, who designed the infamous “HOPE” poster for Barack Obama, to create original works based on each of the songs off of his new album, Americana. They’ll be shown for one day only in L.A. on June 1, reports the New York Times. Click here to hear “Oh, Susanna,” the first cut from the album.

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