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