Thursday, January 27, 2022

Jimi Hendrix Maui documentary coming to theaters

The documentary “Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui”, will screen in theaters next month.

Directed by John McDermott and produced by Janie Hendrix, George Scott and McDermott, the film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s visit to the Hawaiian island and how they became involved in the ill-fated 1971 “Rainbow Bridge” movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery, who arranged for a free Hendrix concert on the lower slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano to added to the package.

Ahead of a scheduled concert in Honolulu on August 1, the free Hendrix show filming on July 30 delivered two sets with the guitarist joined by bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, with the latter overdubbing his drum tracks at Electric Lady Studios in 1971 just so some of those performances could be featured in the “Rainbow Bridge” film.

Following the Hawaiian shows, Hendrix returned to New York to work at his new Electric Lady Studios before leaving for a series of European dates; he died in London just three weeks later, on September 18, 1970.

The Regent Theater in Los Angeles will host a special screening on February 16 that will include a Q&A post film conversation with filmmakers John McDermott and Janie Hendrix, as well as Jimi’s recording engineer Eddie Kramer.

For full details, including screening times in your area, visit

“Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui” is a finalist at the 2022 Grammy Awards, where it is nominated in the Best Music Film category, where it has been recognized alongside projects on Bo Burnham, David Byrne, Billie Eilish and a Summer Of Soul documentary.

Last fall, the Hendrix estate released “Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui” alongside “Live In Maui”, an album which features the two full sets as performed.

See also:

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Jimi Hendrix documentary and 1970 live album due this fall
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