New museum promises chance to ‘jam with Jimi Hendrix’ with hologram rock stars

Words: Eric MacKinnon

Rock fans can realise their ultimate ambitions – and perform live with their heroes as The Music Hall of Fame confirms plans for a revolutionary new feature.

Set to open next year, the museum located in Camden, North London, will give fans the chance to ‘perform’ with fully interactive holograms of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Freddy Mercury or Kurt Cobain.

In addition to being able to interact with the holograms, fans will be able to savour and treasure the moment via DVD footage of their performances.

A hologram live ‘appearance’ by rapper Tupac Shakur – during an appearance by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the 2012 Coachella Festival – has acted as the catalyst for the innovative idea.

Project 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.”