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islandclaws
04-20-12, 05:18 PM
After the reaction to Tupac's hologram at Coachella, I have a nagging suspicion that the estates of some dead artists may now try giving their deceased breadwinners the same treatment. Someone (was it Dre?) has even said they'd like to see the same done to Jimi Hendrix.

What are your thoughts about seeing the dead performing as overly-animated CGI puppets on a stage?

Would you pay to "see" someone you never would have been able to otherwise?

auto
04-20-12, 05:21 PM
Why would you go to a concert to hear pre-recorded music? :shrug:

Mike86
04-20-12, 05:33 PM
Going to something like this in concert seems stupid to me. If I wanted to watch a pre-recorded performance why not just find something on DVD/Blu-ray? I will admit that it did look pretty cool and the technology behind it is pretty impressive but meh.

mndtrp
04-20-12, 05:56 PM
As a full concert, or as a small bit during the middle of a show? If the whole concert was the digital artist, I probably wouldn't go. As a small bit, it probably wouldn't bother me.

On the other hand, I've seen some artists that weren't very active onstage, and used projections to round out their show, so maybe something like the Tupac thing wouldn't be out of place there.

cdollaz
04-20-12, 05:59 PM
It is stupid and I wouldn't pay a dime to see it.

Pizza
04-20-12, 07:24 PM
It would be an interesting exhibit for the rock hall but I can't imagine sitting through an entire concert like that. Then again, I had gotten free tickets for that Elvis concert where they showed live footage of him performing while his old band played live. It was...creepy.

GuessWho
04-20-12, 10:37 PM
People used to go to Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin "laser light shows" so watching digital projections to pre-recorded music isn't new.

yoshimi
04-20-12, 10:59 PM
The only good thing about a hologram Tupac is it that it wouldn't be able to rape or shoot anyone.

The Bus
04-21-12, 08:05 AM
Absolutely I would. Hopefully it won't take too long before they start getting really creative with it.

Like, I <i>will totally pay $20 to see a T Rex Elvis play live</i>.

The Black
04-21-12, 11:36 AM
Please understand that this is a wow-factor. One that will surely be integrated in live shows in the future, but it's popularity and "special-ness" will fade quite rapidly.

TomOpus
04-21-12, 12:26 PM
No, I would not pay to see a show that did this.

The Coachella thing was cool because it was a surprise (well, sorta, since it was leaked) cameo at a existing show that people paid to see. Something like that would be okay but not an entire show.

sniper007
04-21-12, 12:57 PM
People used to go to Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin "laser light shows" so watching digital projections to pre-recorded music isn't new.

I went to Floyd & Zeppelin shows it was a good time. However it was high school (The Memories)

Sonny Corinthos
04-21-12, 01:15 PM
It would be an interesting exhibit for the rock hall but I can't imagine sitting through an entire concert like that. Then again, I had gotten free tickets for that Elvis concert where they showed live footage of him performing while his old band played live. It was...creepy.

:thumbsup: I have that on dvd. Love it! If there ever was a hologram Elvis tour come my way, you can bet your sweet ass my ass would be in the front row. I was only nine years old when he died so I never got to go to one of his concerts. It would be the closest thing I would ever get to seeing him perform "live".

TomOpus
04-21-12, 01:48 PM
Wouldn't it feel weird to applaud someone who isn't even there to appreciate it? Or are you applauding the person who imitated their movements and voice?

Supermallet
04-21-12, 02:09 PM
I find it kind of creepy, but mainly pointless. There's so much great music being made by living people that I don't want to spend my time or money seeing fake live performances by dead people.

Mike86
04-21-12, 02:19 PM
Yeah honestly it doesn't even really count as being "live" or "as close to seeing them as I could get since they died before I actually could". It's essentially just taking a live performance of an artist and projecting an image out. It just seems silly that anyone would want to go spend money on a ticket and go to a show for something that's fake. Why not just play a live album or watch a previously recorded concert? Maybe if it was a part of someone else's show and was just a few songs or something I could see but even then I still wouldn't see the point of this being widely used.

My Other Self
04-21-12, 02:28 PM
I thought the 2Pac thing was pretty seamless. Seeing him and Snoop perform "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" live like that was really cool.

Would I pay for an entire show? No. But if they implemented it in the same vein as the 2Pac thing, then absolutely. It was just very lifelike.

It'd be interesting being able to "see" artist that had passed before you were even born. I think it's very innovative.

Jason
04-21-12, 03:18 PM
Why would you go to a concert to hear pre-recorded music? :shrug:

it doesn't have to be all prerecorded, just the dead guy's part

http://www.elvis.com/events/concert_tours.aspx

I think these "hologram" performances will have a brief period of popularity and will quickly become overused.

Jason
04-21-12, 03:20 PM
I went to Floyd & Zeppelin shows it was a good time. However it was high school (The Memories)

You mean "high" school, don't you? :hippie:

Laser shows are a little different. You're going for the light show. You don't expect live music.

mhg83
04-21-12, 07:09 PM
I thought the 2Pac thing was pretty seamless. Seeing him and Snoop perform "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" live like that was really cool.

Would I pay for an entire show? No. But if they implemented it in the same vein as the 2Pac thing, then absolutely. It was just very lifelike.

It'd be interesting being able to "see" artist that had passed before you were even born. I think it's very innovative.

Something like "Paul Mccartney and the Beatles Live" tour would be pretty cool to see.

My Other Self
04-21-12, 11:48 PM
Something like "Paul Mccartney and the Beatles Live" tour would be pretty cool to see.Ringo's not dead yet.

Supermallet
04-22-12, 05:05 AM
Something like "Paul Mccartney and the Beatles Live" tour would be pretty cool to see.

I would probably give money not to see that.

The Infidel
04-23-12, 06:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/BeastieBoysfuturama_beastie_boys_heads.jpg

nodeerforamonth
04-23-12, 09:03 AM
People used to go to Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin "laser light shows" so watching digital projections to pre-recorded music isn't new.

Yeah but those people were stoned out of their freaking minds.

islandclaws
04-25-12, 06:34 PM
From TMZ:

For the first time in nearly a decade, TLC will be reuniting for a U.S. concert tour later this year -- and TMZ has learned, the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will be making a special appearance.

The group's rep tells us, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are currently in the planning stages of a massive 2012 reunion tour in the U.S.

So far, we're told 5 major cities have already been booked -- and even more are in the works.

But the big surprise ... we're told the group plans to pull a Tupac -- incorporating their deceased former member Left Eye in the shows, projecting her image on a big screen and working her vocals into the live performances.

FYI -- today marks 10 years since a fatal car accident in Honduras took Left Eye's life. RIP.

My Other Self
04-25-12, 07:38 PM
Has it been 10 years already? Wow. I remember the day it happened.

The problem with their idea is that with them implementing Left-Eye in to the concert she would have to be in the whole show. That would bug me.

brayzie
04-26-12, 06:34 PM
I think the 2pac hologram looked pretty good. When reading the first post I thought it was kind of disrespectful though because it profits without his permission and kind of puts commercialism over the art. Then again, 2pac was someone who licensed his image out, did beer commercials. Also, his mother has put out his music with new producers and guest rappers so it's more of the same.

As long as it's not used to directly sell products in commercials, I think it's an okay gimmick of keeping his memory alive.

cungar
04-26-12, 06:58 PM
Virtual Left eye onstage? Been done already.

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/matsononmusic/assets_c/2009/05/sasq5%20003-thumb-400x300-5820.jpg

sniper007
04-27-12, 10:50 AM
The Pulse Of Radio reports: Following the debut of a holographic image of late rapper Tupac Shakur "performing" at the Coachella Festival in California earlier this month, Sanj Surati of Musion Technology, the company that created the Shakur hologram, now has other dead artists in his sights. Surati gave NME his wishlist, saying, "Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, oh, and Michael Jackson would be the ultimate one. Maybe even Whitney Houston." Surati added that putting "Elvis on stage with Justin Bieber would be a cool thing."

Obi-Wan Jabroni
04-27-12, 10:53 AM
Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Your thoughts on artists being digitally resurrected?"

Or is this thread about techno artists rising from the grave ? ;)

Hokeyboy
04-27-12, 11:42 AM
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/2/2/126222.jpg?v=1

islandclaws
04-27-12, 12:00 PM
Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Your thoughts on artists being digitally resurrected?"

Or is this thread about techno artists rising from the grave ? ;)

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Yea, you're right.

TomOpus
04-27-12, 01:16 PM
Surati added that putting "Elvis on stage with Justin Bieber would be a cool thing."Justin Bieber died??? -eek-

islandclaws
05-12-12, 10:31 AM
One of the best-known showbiz mantras is “anything you can do, I can do better.” But this might be taking things a tad too far.

Last month, the late rapper Tupac Shakur appeared on stage at the Coachella music festival, thanks to holographic technology, to perform a duet with Snoop Dogg.

Now it seems like Queen’s former lead singer Freddie Mercury, who has been dead for 20 years, is set for a special comeback of his own. Guitarist Brian May told the BBC that the much-missed frontman will “appear” on stage during a very special 10th anniversary performance of the Queen-inspired London musical We Will Rock You. “People will come out saying, ‘did we actually see Freddie?’” May said, though he was at pains to point out that the “effect” being employed wasn’t a hologram, but rather “an optical illusion of sorts.”

May, of course, can call it whatever he wants, but he did confess to some frustration at Tupac beating Mercury to the beyond-the-grave punch. “It’s a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we’ve been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while,” he said. “[That technique] is something we’ve looked at ourselves but I think probably for a show that runs eight shows a week it’s not really quite practical.”

For your diary, the Mercury appearance is scheduled for May 14; the performance will also see nearly all of the original London cast in attendance, as well as actor Robert De Niro, one of We Will Rock You‘s producers. “We call him Bob so we don’t get too overcome with his stardom,” May sweetly pointed out. No matter how star-studded the audience is, though, we’re betting Mercury will steal the show.

arminius
05-12-12, 04:06 PM
It would be cool if whoever owned the rights to Freddies image went out on tour with a back up band and left the other two out. Turnabout is fair play.