Friday, February 20, 2009

Simon & Garfunkel and Vodka??

Art Garfunkel says that he and Paul Simon are planning their first tour in five years -- but isn't revealing too much else about it. Garfunkel cryptically told BBC News, "Our plan to work together, is coming together but it doesn't go through England this time." Garfunkel, who joined Simon onstage last week for a three-song set of Simon & Garfunkel classics during Simon's reopening of New York City's Beacon Theatre, called the ecstatic crowd response "extraordinary." He went on to say, "I said to the audience, 'You don't have a right to expect -- and we didn't expect -- that the interest in us would last and you would still care right to today and I'm touched.'"

Simon's manager Jeff Kramer shed light on the duo's plans, telling, Rolling Stone, "Yes there have been conversations taking place, but nothing has been confirmed."


Experience Hendrix, the company that controls the estate of the late Jimi Hendrix, was awarded $3.2 million after a federal judge deemed that the company promoting "Hendrix Electric" vodka infringed on the legend's name and likeness. The company producing the liquor is headed up by Seattle businessman Craig Dieffenbach whose partner is Jimi's younger half-brother Leon Hendrix, who was written out of the $80 million estate by his late father Al Hendrix.

The Associated Press reported that both parties decided to settle out of court before the case headed to trial. U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly entered a judgment for that amount last week and ordered Dieffenbach, his business partners and his companies "to stop selling and marketing the vodka or any other products branded with the Hendrix name."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leon is not a half brother, he is his blood brother, Experience Hendrix is run by the adopted step sister who sued the vodka company who is not of blood and doesn't have the heart to let the actual black blood family member have the opportunity to have a life. Get you article straight.