Estate of Emergency: Jimi Hendrix Estate Preemptively Sue Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell's Heirs

The estates of all three members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience are in a messy legal battle over copyright claims and who gets to sue who

Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell

1/20/2022 3:16:00 AM

The estates of all three members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience are in a messy legal battle over copyright claims and who gets to sue who

After estates representing the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s rhythm section filed a legal notice to Sony, Hendrix’s family wants a judge to set things straight

This threat prompted Experience Hendrix and Sony’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, that essentially claims, “You can’t sue us.” “Defendants’ [the Mitchell and Redding estates’] threats of suit have created a real and reasonable apprehension of liability on the part of Plaintiffs [the Hendrix Estate and Sony Music],” Weber wrote. “The threat of such suit by Defendants is sufficiently immediate and real as of the date of this filing, to warrant the issuance of a declaratory judgment of ownership and non-infringement.”

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Of all the legendary rock acts I’d say Jimi’s legacy has been handled the worst. Idolized by the greatest musicians, with peerless live and studio recordings, more should be done to secure his place in the world of music. Lawsuits won’t help one bit. Sheesh many yrs gone Wow. All these decades later!

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