Tag Archives: Mitch Mitchell

Remembering The Greatness of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
Comin ‘ta Gitcha!

On This Date in 1970: Jimi Hendrix died in his girlfriend’s apartment in London. After taking nine sleeping pills (prescribed to his girlfriend) that he washed down with red wine, Hendrix suffocated in his sleep when he choked on his own vomit. He was 27 years old. Twenty-seven years old! Jimi Hendrix’s death is one of the biggest tragedies in rock music history, especially because it was so completely avoidable. I mean, forget about the idiocy of chasing downers with wine – who the hell takes NINE sleeping pills unless he wants to commit suicide? WTF? I don’t get it. What a fucking waste. My friend Neal, who used to play drums in the band Alice Cooper, saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform many times back in the sixties – once in a bowling alley (not kidding). Neal and other guys in Alice Cooper also hung out and partied with Jimi, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell in an Arizona hotel room. If you want to read those stories, you can buy our book when it is eventually published and becomes a massive best-seller. Rest in Peace, Jimi!

Gail in Print: Modern Drummer April 2009

The April 2009 issue of Modern Drummer is all about Mitch Mitchell, the legendary drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience who passed away last November. In this issue you’ll also find my extensive feature with mathcore drumming genius Blake Richardson of Between the Buried & Me, as well as an update with Josh Garza of NYC’s own Secret Machines – one of my favorite bands! It really is a fantastic issue. Read the full issue of  the April 2009 Modern Drummer online at This Link!

Former Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell, Dead at 61

Mitch Circa 1971: What a Rock Star

Sadness! Legendary drummer and last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell has passed away on November 12th, 2008 at age 61. RIP, Mitch!