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Opening Arguments

Next up: the Mama Cass diet

Aww, man. I don't know about the legal issues, but leave Jimi alone. OK?

SEATTLE - Jimi Hendrix's family filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over the use of the guitar legend's name to market a brand of vodka.

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Hendrix Electric Vodka is packaged in purple-tinted bottles and has Jimi Hendrix's face and signature above the label.

Purple Haze antacids, maybe, or even Are You Experienced? condoms, but not Hendrix Electric vodka named for someone whose death was connected to alcohol. Hendrix was one of the handful of people who ever lived who deserve the title of guitar genius. Don't mess with our gods.

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