The entertainment industry regularly recycles old content for movies and television shows, so why not musicians? Thanks to the wild success of Coachella’s Tupac hologram, music fans may see more singers return from the dead to perform, uh, live at concerts around the world.
There have been rumors that the Tupac hologram is going on tour, and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes may also rise from the grave and return to the stage. According to TMZ, the surviving ladies of TLC-Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas—are reuniting for a summer tour and plan to incorporate Lopes into the performance via a projection and pre-recorded vocals. The singer died in a car accident in 2002.
Hologram rumors have also swirled around Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Elvis Presley. Some people would even like The King to sing a duet with Justin Bieber.
In other resurrection news, Selena Gomez sang a duet with Selena, the Latina performer who was shot to death in 1995. The living Selena lent to her voice to the original Selena’s tribute album, Enamorada De Ti.
“When I went into the studio to record they actually had her vocals in the booth that she was in, so I felt like she was singing right next to me," Gomez said. "It gave me chills! It was incredible and it was a great experience and it was a great song."
What do you think of this haunting music trend? Personally, I prefer my holograms with a side of Jem and a dash of Misfits.