Mercury, Hendrix Alive Next Year
John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and other late greats will come back to life in London next year. The Music Hall of Fame that is scheduled to open there next year will allow visitors to sing along with holographs of them. 3D images of the singers will be projected, and each performance will be filmed and put on DVD as a souvenir.
The idea came about after Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre used a hologram of Tupac Shakur at last year’s Coachella Festival.
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor were recently asked if they would ever perform using a hologram of Freddie Mercury and the answer was “no.” May added, “We decided against it and thought, ‘No, we’d rather just do the live thing.’ Freddie’s actually with us anyway. Freddie is so much a part of what we do anyway that you sort of don’t have to have him portrayed.”
Would you pay to see a Jimi Hendrix hologram or Freddie Mercury hologram in concert?