Hologram museum to open in London

Rock fans will get the chance to perform "live" with dead heroes including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain when a hologram museum opens in London.

Bosses of the Music Hall of Fame in Camden, north London are planning to use the latest technology to create lifelike 3D images of some of the world's most famous late and living stars.

Visitors will then be able to join their favourite musician for a performance, which will be recorded onto DVD for posterity.

The innovative idea was sparked after a hologram of dead rapper Tupac Shakur was used during a performance by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the 2012 Coachella festival in California.

The project's manager Lee Bennett tells the London Evening Standard, "You could be transported back to a specific moment of music or play with artists who are no longer alive, even playing back-to-back with a hologram. I was at Coachella watching Tupac and it blew people's minds."

The Mayor of Camden Jonathan Simpson adds, "You can go and perform with your favourite bands - you can be up there with Nirvana, you can be up there with Morrissey on stage."

The Music Hall of Fame is due to open in 2014.

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