Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- so say industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on March 13.
The new album contains 12 previously unreleased studio recordings completed by Hendrix between 1968 and 1970. The singer/songwriter/guitarist died on Sept. 18, 1970.
If the title opens at No. 2, it will mark Hendrix's highest-charting album since 1968, when "Electric Ladyland" spent two weeks at No. 1. Hendrix most recently visited the top 10 of the chart when another from-the-vaults album, 2010's "Valleys of Neptune," debuted and peaked at No. 4.
Robert Northcutt: Jimi was and still is the best. There is no better guitar player today, that can sing and play like that-none. There may be faster shredders out there, but going fast is not what makes a guitar player great. It comes with years of playing and knowing when to get loud, and when to slow things up, and get more soulful.
I think Randy Rhoads would beat his **** to a pulp .... Hendrix was good ..; but WAY Overrated .... Randy Rhoads would smoke him ...
1967, HOUSTON TEXAS, THE "MUSIC HALL" ,,VERY SMALL VENUE,, ABOUT 2000 FOLKS, SMALL STAGE, ON EACH SIDE OF STAGE, 12 MARSHALL SPEAKERS,, IM JUST BACK FROM 'NAM,,, IVE BARELY HEARD OF JIMI HENDRIX, THERE BY ACCIDENT, LADY FRIEND HAD EXTRA TICKET, AISLE SEAT , 6th ROW. OPENING ACT, A BAND CALLED " MOVING SIDEWALKS", LATER TO BE RENAMED ,, " Z Z TOP",,, BRAKE BETWWEN BANDS,, M.C. COMES OUT, "" LADIES AND GENTELMEN, JIMI HENDRIX",, CURTAIN OPENS, HENDRIX LOOKS AT MITCH MITCHELL, HIS DRUMMER AND SEYS "GO",,,, UN REAL. NO ONE IS READY FOR THIS, IT WAS TRANSIN****INGDENTAL,,,THERE WILL "NEVER" BE ANOTHER LIKE HIM,,,I WAS INDEED FOURTUNATE TO SEE THIS LEGEND AT THE BIGGINNING OF HIS CAREER....SORRY FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT SEE THIS "GENIUS",,, " SEE YOU ON THE NEXT PLANET, DONT BE LATE".....