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Is a Kurt Cobain Hologram in the Works?

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In case you missed it, deceased rapper Tupac Shakur was resurrected to “perform” at this year’s Coachella Festival. Thanks to the work of Musion Technology Ltd., 2Pac was brought back to life in the form of a hologram for a performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog.

While the hologram was a bit shocking, get ready for a whole new surprise, because Tupac was only the beginning. Should the founders of the Tupac hologram have their way they’ll be fostering a whole touring roster of hologram musicians from the past, including Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix.

This highly contested method of bringing musicians back from the dead has brought about a lot of debate in the music community. With most purists against the medium, Sanj Surati from Musion Technology recently talked to NME about their future plans and the wide range of possibilities.

When asked what other artists the company would like to resurrect via hologram, Surati said, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, oh and Michael Jackson would be the ultimate one. Maybe even Whitney Houston.” Surati also told NME that a performance between Justin Bieber and a holographic Elvis Presley “would be a cool thing.”

He continued to talk about the vast number of options, explaining, “This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we’re all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world,” he added.

With such a mixed reaction to the whole hologram phenomenon its hard to say how much interest a touring hologram of Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain would receive, not to mention how the artists themselves might feel about it if they were alive to weigh in.

Given everything we know about the late Nirvana frontman, something tells us he would not be in favor. That said, Cobain is currently leading our poll of artists whom our readers would like to see resurrected as holograms. Click below to vote for your choice:


Readers Poll: Holograms in Concert

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