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Rock the Bells to Feature Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eazy-E Holograms

'Virtual performances' will be part of festival's 10th anniversary

Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan, Eazy-E of N.W.A.
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May 15, 2013 9:50 AM ET

Rock the Bells will mark its 10th anniversary with some very special guests: The traveling hip-hop festival will take a page from Coachella's Tupac hologram last year and feature "virtual performances" from the late Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E. According to Pitchfork, the former N.W.A. rapper will "perform" alongside Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, while Ol' Dirty Bastard will be joined by his former group the Wu-Tang Clan, who have reconvened for a new album planned for a July release.

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Other acts set for Rock the Bells include Common, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), Rakim, Talib Kweli, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Curren$y, Juicy J, Kid Cudi and Tyler, the Creator.

Rock the Bells kicks off September 7th and 8th in San Bernardino, California, and will make stops in Mountain View, California (September 14th and 15th); Washington D.C. (September 28th and 29th); and Rutherford, New Jersey (October 4th and 5th). More artists will be announced next month. For more information, visit Rock the Bells' website.

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