Hendrixs secret keeper

LOS ANGELES: Jimi Hendrix’s stepsister has defended her decision to keep the rock legend’s latest release, Valleys of Neptune, a closely guarded secret — fearing Internet leaks.

Janie Hendrix, the president/CEO of Experience Hendrix, admits she only ever played rough cuts of songs her famous brother recorded in 1969 but never released in the confines of her car - because she worried about the tracks falling into pirates’ hands.

Hendrix, who also helped produce the album of lost tracks with her brother’s long-time technician Eddie Kramer, tells Celebrity Access.com’s Larry LeBlanc, “I let my kids hear it (album). My youngest is a techie. He asked, “Mum, can I download it on my computer?””I said, ‘No’. (He said), ‘Mum, you don’t trust me’. ‘It’s not that I don’t trust you but, if you want to listen to it, you ride with me in my car, and we will listen to it”.