His Mayfair flat to form part of joint exhibition with neighbouring home of Baroque composer George Frideric Handel
Jimi Hendrix's London home is to open as a permanent museum for the public to visit on 10 February 2016.
The flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, has undergone a £2.4m restoration with the help of money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and private donors.
Hendrix bought the third-floor flat in 1968 at a time when he was considering the next phase of his career. That summer he released his Electric Ladyland LP.
The flat is next door to the former home of the German-born composer George Frideric Handel, who lived at 25 Brook Street for 26 years and wrote many of his greatest works there, including the Messiah.
Both homes are owned by the Handel House Trust, which has been using the Hendrix flat as an office, only opening it occasionally to the public.
Chairman of the trust Alistair Stranack said: "It is hard to think of another home in the world with such a concentration of musical genius.
The artist’s bedroom, which has up until now been used as an office by staff from the Handel House Trust, has been restored to how it looked in 1969, and includes original exhibits such as the Epiphone acoustic guitar on which he is said to have worked out the arrangement for his cover version of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower.
Hendrix shared the Brook Street flat with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and Hendrix referred to it as "the first real home of my own".
The couple lived there, in-between trips abroad, for around a year.
Handel House, located next door at number 25, was Handel’s home for 36 years and the place where he wrote many of his greatest works, including Messiah. The composer died in the second-floor bedroom in 1759, above what is today a branch of the upmarket stationers, Aspinal of London.
Speaking to Getty Images while preparing to board a flight at the Los Angeles International Airport, Tyler said about GUNS N' ROSES' comeback:
Guns N’ Roses are reuniting at Coachella this year, how exciting is that for you?
Steven Tyler: I’ve been working on it for years. Call Slash up, ask him.
So this has your name written all over it?
Steven Tyler: Nah I wouldn’t say…the world needs more rock ‘n’ roll and enough of people arguing especially when they’re as talented…everybody loves their songs, that’s what rock ‘n’ roll is about, they love it.
How big is this reunion going to be?
Steven Tyler: Huge. There are no words. Just don’t forget this man…it don’t happen til it happens.
Why do you think it is that they are doing it now, after almost three decades?
Steven Tyler: Obviously there was a row and they finally made up. What do you think.
GN'R is reportedly negotiating with promoters to play as many as 25 stadiums in North America this summer. The band is said to be asking as much as $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250 to $275 range.
Just two days after his 69th birthday, David Bowie has passed away, .
His Facebook page posted the tragic news:
The singer's followers initially rejected the statement as a hoax, but the news was confirmed by his publicist.
Bowie was born David Robert Jones in England on January 8, 1947 and landed his first hit song at just 22-years-old with "Space Oddity"—a single that landed in the top five of the U.K. Singles Chart at the time of its release.
All throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Bowie became well-known for endlessly pushing boundaries during the glam-rock era, and even more famous for his androgynous alter ego named Ziggy Stardust.
His latest album, Blackstar, was released on his 69th birthday, and while album sales have yet to be tallied, Bowie has sold around 140 million albums throughout his illustrious career.
His publicist is expected to make a lengthier statement shortly.
Though they still haven't finished the Rock Or Bust world tour, the Down Under rock giants AC/DC have sold more tickets, for their live shows, than any other.
According to a report from Pollstar, they sold exactly 2,310,061 tickets this year, ahead of US pop star Taylor Swift who sold 2,273,328 tickets during The 1989 World Tour. More than 2.3million people paid to see them, during the Rock Or Bust world tour and the band brought in $180million in the process, sum tat puts them in second place for earnings, behind Taylor Swift, who made $250.4million from ticket sales of 2.2million.
POLLSTAR’S ROCK TICKET SALES AND EARNINGS CHART 20151 (2 overall): AC/DC – 2.3m tickets, $180.0m
2 (4): U2 – 1.3m tickets, $152.2m
3 (5): Foo Fighters – 1.7m tickets, $127.0m
4 (6): Fleetwood Mac – 995,900 tickets, $125.1m
4 (10): Rolling Stones – 628,700 tickets, $109.7m
5 (13): Paul McCartney – 498,900 tickets, $77.7m