Because thanks to the Tupac hologram people over at Digital Domain Media Group, ANY dead figure can theoretically come to ‘life’ again… but only in a ghostly, controllable format, of course.
AND, the lucrative potential of pimping out your famous dead relatives is SO daunting, the people who control the estates of Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison are all
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If the wig fits, WEAR IT!
Earlier this month, we reported that Andre 3000, formally of Outkast, was tapped to play the legendary Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic.
Filming began this weekend in Dublin, Ireland and Andre was transformed into the guitarist to the amazement of all who looked on.
It's a pretty spot on look! We're having a separated at birth moment here!
Let's just hope Andre and the rest of the crew behind this movie do Jimi proud!
[Image via WENN.]
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At least for now…
After getting uber excited by the promise of a Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000, it seems our reaction was premature!
Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family owned institution in charge of the late music legend's estate has halted all production having to do with the flick, rumored to be called All Is By My Side.
The group released this official statement:
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This is perfect casting!
Andre 3000 has been selected to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. The production begins shooting this June in Ireland and we could not be more stoked to see the former Outkast member take a stab at cinematic greatness.
The last time
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In light of Dr. Dre's fabulously successful Coachella performance this past weekend, during which he 'resurrected' Tupac to perform alongside him via hologram technology, the rapper is already discussing what the next step is from that accomplishment in its own right!
And if he has his way, we're going to be seeing a lot more late, great icons returning from the other side to reclaim the stage!
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Is this really necessary?
UGG Australia's luxurious UGG Collection is not just for women anymore.
The makers of the popular sheepskin boots revealed they're launching a high-end line of shoes for men inspired by rock gods Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison as well as The Beatles.
The expensive kicks range in price from $325 to $795 and will launch sometime this fall.
It's a good thing Tom Brady's starring in the ads because the shoes are kinda fug!
[Image courtesy of WWD.]
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Very well deserved!
Rolling Stone has released a new list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and the legendary Jimi Hendrix landed the #1 spot on the list!
Here's what Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello had to say about it:
"His playing was effortless. There's not one minute of his recorded career that feels like he's working hard at it — it feels like it's all flowing through him."
We totally agree, and we're also feeling pret-ty good about the runners up, which include Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, and Jeff Beck!
Who do U think is the greatest guitarist of all time???
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