player for the Jimi Hendrix Experience
-- he and Jimi
didn't always get along and Noel wanted to have a bigger part in the music
. This was a big factor in the breakup of the Experience and Jimi's moving on to record with other bands (as did Noel).
Update 12 May 2003: Redding was found dead of unknown causes on 11 May 2003 in his home in Ireland. He was 57.