Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix are among the deceased rockers who could be returning to the stage in some virtual form. The Doors' manager Jeff Jampol tells Billboard.com he's been working with British director Jake Nava on creating a moving 3D image of the band's late singer for the past eight years. He says he's hoping that some day "'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then turn around and walk away." Meanwhile, Experience Hendrix President and CEO Janie Hendrix says she's teamed up with the London company Musion Systems on developing a holographic-type image of her legendary brother. She explains that the project is "about keeping Jimi authentically correct."
The late rapper Tupac Shakur opened the door to the revival of dead performers with his astonishing holographic appearance at Coachella back in April. Since then numerous other virtual projects have sprung up. Queen's late frontman Freddie Mercury made an "appearance" at the tenth anniversary performance of "We Will Rock You" in London last month. In addition, the company that owns Elvis Presley's likeness also has some projects in the works.