Elvis And Jimi To Return Hologramatically?

Intellectual property mavens in the entertainment world are looking over the possibility that new hologram technology could allow concert stars like Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix to return to the stage.

All this enthusiasm is due to the success of the recent show in which Tupac's Hologram Performs With Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.


(Tupac Hologram Performs With Snoop, Dre)

Jimi Hendrix's sister Janie, who is president/CEO of Experience Hendrix, confirmed that she has been working with the London-based company Musion Systems to create a virtual version of her late brother. However, she stressed that "for us, of course, it's about keeping Jimi authentically correct. There are no absolutes at this point."

More of an absolute could be coming from the Doors camp. According to the band's manager, Jeff Jampol, he's been working on a idea to present a 'virtual' Jim Morrison concert (one featuring the band) for nearly eight years. "We're trying to get to a point where 3D characters will walk around," he said. "Hopefully, 'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then turn around and walk away."

As for The King, he might be entering the building sooner than you think. Digital Domain Media Group, the company responsible for creating the Tupac hologram, has inked a deal with Core Media Group to produce a variety of 'virtual' Elvis holograms for events that could range from concerts to tours and even residencies.

Star Trek : Deep Space Nine fans have been looking forward to this for more than a decade, recalling the 1999 episode "7x15 : Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang", in which a holoprogram called Vic Fontaine interacted with living human performers onstage.


(From "7x15 : Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")

Via Music Radar.

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