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Future Announces Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero November 15, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Partnership with CARDINAL Releasing Ltd. in association with EMPEROR MEDIA Ltd. delivers first DVD fan pack.

Future, the special-interest media group, has revealed the latest release in its premium-collectible Classic Rock Presents “fan pack” series. A new partnership with CARDINAL RELEASING Ltd. in association with EMPEROR MEDIA Ltd. and the highly acclaimed CLASSIC ARTISTS SERIES brings its first DVD special. Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, a documentary narrated by modern-day guitar god, Slash.

Hitting newsstands across the UK on Wednesday, 15th December with a cover price of £14.99, Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero is a collectible package, headlined by the unauthorized Hendrix documentary which aired earlier this year on BBC Four. Directed and produced by respected rock filmmaker and lifelong Hendrix fan, Jon Brewer – the film was named Critics Choice by Sunday Times Culture magazine.

Classic Rock Presents- Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero comes with a special edition of Classic Rock magazine – a 132-page deluxe companion to Jon Brewer’s acclaimed documentary film. Edited by legendary rock journalist Mick Wall, the collector’s package is completed with an exclusive Jimi Hendrix poster.

Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero is the first film which focuses on the music itself and the impetus behind the master who created it. Intended to be the final word on the influential guitar virtuoso, the documentary looks at Hendrix as the master of the electric guitar, as told by a who’s who of the world’s greatest musicians. In a series of all-new and exclusive interviews, the film includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Lemmy Kilmister, Paul Rodgers, Stephen Stills and many more, as well as Hendrix family members, close friends and contemporaries.

Future will make the Classic Rock special available through its extensive UK magazine distribution network, totaling almost 4000 outlets, including high street, independent, online and supermarket retailers. Fans can pre-order now from myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/. The documentary will receive a conventional DVD release on Monday, 28th February 2011, joining other films in the Classic Artists Series.

Jon Brewer, Director and Producer of Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, said: “It took us four years to create this film, ensuring that Hendrix fans across the world finally got to hear the untold story. I believe we have succeeded in our mission, as feedback to date has been 100% positive. We chose to partner with Future and Classic Rock for a release on their new fan pack format, as they understand our chosen artist and have a loyal audience of music lovers that will appreciate the collectability and quality of this lavish offering. Through their relentless passion and creativity, the Classic Rock team has produced an undeniably superb special edition.”

Chris Ingham, Group Publisher of Future’s Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, added: “We’re delighted to present our first documentary using our popular fan pack model. Jon Brewer’s work is internationally renowned amongst the music community and fans, so we’re proud to deliver the companion magazine to his excellent film about the greatest rock guitarist ever. We’re committed to working with the industry on creating these unmissable collector’s packages for leading bands and musicians.”

Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero joins Future’s stable of Classic Rock Presents titles. The company’s first fan pack release earlier this year, Classic Rock Presents: Slash was devoted to the eponymous guitarist’s debut solo album and sold 30,000 copies, a month before the standard album release went top 10 in the UK album chart.

Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, goes on sale Wednesday, December 15th with a cover price of £14.99.

Classic Rock Presents – Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero is not authorized, endorsed or licensed by The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation or Experience Hendrix LLC.

About Future
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com. Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 20 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

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