.

Weekend Rock Question: Which Music Icon Should Be Reborn As a Hologram?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

April 20, 2012 3:00 PM ET
tupac hologram
A holographic image of Tupac Shakur performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

The big news from last weekend's Coachella festival was the virtual resurrection of Tupac Shakur as a "hologram" during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining performance on Sunday night. The image of Shakur that "performed" with Snoop wasn't a true hologram – it was basically an elaborate 2D projection – but the Internet nevertheless ran with the term and we're probably stuck with it, in the same way that people keep saying "PIN number" even though it's redundant in strict linguistic terms.

Dr. Dre has announced his intention to take the virtual Tupac on tour sometime later this year, and he has suggested more elaborate plans for this simulation of the late rapper. This isn't the first time a deceased music icon has appeared as a "hologram" in concert – a digitally projected version of Elvis Presley has been on the road since last year. If the virtual Tupac tour does well, it could open the door for many other long-dead stars to return to the stage as holographic simulations.

Our question for you this week is: What late music icon would you actually want to see reborn as a hologram? You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com