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ElectricBlanketFire
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(05-14-2012, 02:33 AM)
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Well, I guess that's that.

And so it begins: A hologram of Freddie Mercury will reportedly perform alongside his former bandmates when Queen takes the stage next Monday for a special show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hit jukebox musical We Will Rock You.

"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," guitarist Brian May told the BBC, adding that Mercury's hologram will not employ the same technology used by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to bring the late rapper to life at Coachella last month.

This is...blegh...
Tashbrooke
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(05-14-2012, 02:34 AM)
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No, this is just weird and slightly fucked up
Zekes!
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(05-14-2012, 02:34 AM)
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This shit seems so unnecessary
shagg_187
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(05-14-2012, 02:34 AM)
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As long as the rest of band members' performance is live and done in tasteful manner, I'd see it... maybe... or not.
GTP_Daverytimes
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(05-14-2012, 02:35 AM)
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It was inevitable really.
sixteen-bit
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(05-14-2012, 02:36 AM)
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So is this like a trend
Mechazawa
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(05-14-2012, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by GTP_Daverytimes

It was inevitable really.

Yup. After the Tupac thing I'm not allowed to be surprised anymore.
Gooster
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(05-14-2012, 02:38 AM)
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Waiting for inevitable George Harrison and John Lennon holograms...

Or have they happened already?
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(05-14-2012, 02:38 AM)
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I just...why does this need to happen?
shagg_187
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(05-14-2012, 02:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gooster

Waiting for inevitable George Harrison and John Lennon holograms...

Or have they happened already?

OK. Now THAT is crossing the boundary. Never, no!
Jack Scofield
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(05-14-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Hey, the music industry needs it own gimmicky bullshit like movies have with 3D.
Hot Coldman
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(05-14-2012, 02:41 AM)
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fuck this to hell
captmcblack
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(05-14-2012, 02:46 AM)
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Holo Beatles and holo Biggie plzkthx.
Onemic
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(05-14-2012, 02:48 AM)
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Kurt Cobain's gonna be next and he'll be rolling in his grave when it happens.
B.K.
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(05-14-2012, 02:49 AM)
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I can't wait to go to concerts for holographic versions of Elvis and The Beatles.
strx
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(05-14-2012, 02:52 AM)
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People will pay for what they want to see. Giving some the opportunities for a live concert like experience with musicians they would otherwise never get to see. Is it disrespectful to those that are made into these holograms? Irrelevant. They're dead. People are always making money off of dead people.
Arment
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(05-14-2012, 02:52 AM)
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I don't have a problem with this.
TheSeks
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(05-14-2012, 02:54 AM)
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10th anniversary of We Will Rock You? Uh...?
Revolver
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(05-14-2012, 02:55 AM)
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I'm pretty fed up with Brian May and Roger Taylor. Maybe they should add John Deacon to the illusion too.
Jack Scofield
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(05-14-2012, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

10th anniversary of We Will Rock You? Uh...?

And so it begins: A hologram of Freddie Mercury will reportedly perform alongside his former bandmates when Queen takes the stage next Monday for a special show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hit jukebox musical We Will Rock You.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Will..._%28musical%29
Arment
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(05-14-2012, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

10th anniversary of We Will Rock You? Uh...?

The musical, not the song.
mrpoopy
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(05-14-2012, 02:56 AM)
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as I was reading the title my mind changed "...as a hologram" to "...in pog form"
xbhaskarx
(05-14-2012, 02:56 AM)
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Please don't do this with The Beatles, Cobain, Ian Curtis, etc.
sky
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(05-14-2012, 02:57 AM)
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They aren't holograms!

They are 2D video projections... although I guess holograms sounds sexier.
DungeonO
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(05-14-2012, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gooster

Waiting for inevitable George Harrison and John Lennon holograms...

Or have they happened already?

While George was still alive they did record Free as a Bird and Real Love over recordings John did on his own. That's sort of down the same alley.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(05-14-2012, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrpoopy

as I was reading the title my mind changed "...as a hologram" to "...in pog form"

Arment
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(05-14-2012, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

Please don't do this with The Beatles, Cobain, Ian Curtis, etc.

magenta
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(05-14-2012, 03:11 AM)
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Bet artists will be signing off holographic rights (whatever you want to call it) when signing contracts soon. Why pay an artist when you can have a copy working on stage for free.
Invisible Man
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(05-14-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Eh, I wasn't alive when Freddie was alive, so this would probably be the closest to me ever seeing him live.
Leeroy3101
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(05-14-2012, 03:15 AM)
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First Paul Rodgers and now this? Brian May, what are you doing?!

I actually like the idea of Lambert joining them, though.
Mrs. Manky
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(05-14-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Who wants to live forever...
gdt
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(05-14-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Ugh. Don't like this at all.
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(05-14-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by sky

They aren't holograms!

They are 2D video projections... although I guess holograms sounds sexier.

Well, they SAY it's not the same tech as the 2pac stuff...

But yeah...yeech...
Fari
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(05-14-2012, 03:18 AM)
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I bet they'll make Holo-Freddie duet with Lady Gaga or something equally distasteful.
Carnby
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(05-14-2012, 03:23 AM)
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Who needs a hologram when we have Foxy Shazam?

wenis
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(05-14-2012, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

Please don't do this with The Beatles, Cobain, Ian Curtis, etc.

God, I hope they do. Just for the outrage. I'll clear my schedule just to laugh and laugh and laugh.

Bring back every dead artist and charge people for those concerts. Live band, but all of the dead members are holograms.

I'll never go, but I want that those tasty reactions
Bucket Mouse
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(05-14-2012, 03:30 AM)
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A German TV show used some sorcery to insert a Freddie "hologram" in front of a live audience a few years ago. I don't think the audience could actually see him though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVtjXMq2sTw
freenudemacusers
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(05-14-2012, 03:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by captmcblack

holo Biggie

will need two projectors


Holo GG Allin would be dope, if just for the holo shit flinging
Cipher
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(05-14-2012, 03:38 AM)
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So when is Michael Jackson coming back?
Revolver
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(05-14-2012, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cipher

So when is Michael Jackson coming back?

There was a rumor that the Jackson 5 are looking into it. http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/63391
ElectricBlanketFire
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(05-14-2012, 04:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Revolver

There was a rumor that the Jackson 5 are looking into it. http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/63391

This is ridiculous...

I would feel so uncomfortable as a family member or friend...
Ripclawe
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(05-14-2012, 04:53 AM)
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so this is the music version of 3d films...
Trancetronic
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(05-14-2012, 04:56 AM)
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So #deadmusiciansholograms?
FyreWulff
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(05-14-2012, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ripclawe

so this is the music version of 3d films...

Well if you think about it, this is pretty much a different way of showing a concert film.

Although, the train has already left the station. They already show video of him singing certain parts of songs in concert, so not sure why jumping to a hologram would make much of a difference.
SeanR1221
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(05-14-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Remember Alf? He's back, in hologram form.

Edit...beaten by a year.
Last edited by SeanR1221; 05-14-2012 at 04:59 AM.
PumpkinPie
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(05-14-2012, 04:57 AM)
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On the last tour they did the band actually played a video of him singing while they all played along, this seems like the next step for them.
jakncoke
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(05-14-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by macuser1of5

will need two projectors


Holo GG Allin would be dope, if just for the holo shit flinging

:me
Glass Joe
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(05-14-2012, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by jaekwon15

Who needs a hologram when we have Foxy Shazam?

Came here to post this. Freddie was reincarnated as Foxy's lead singer. Hell of a fun band, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg4CPaKzSUU
Rabbit Lord
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(05-14-2012, 05:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

I just...why does this need to happen?

Because we can.
Angry Fork
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(05-14-2012, 05:08 AM)
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I find this stuff to be really cool albeit morally ambiguous. I want to see a Michael Jackson one.

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