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Readers of a leading music magazine have been voting for which star’s they would like to see back from the dead.

2pac shakur Hologram Coachella 2012

 The results are in!   The Coachella Festival set many tongues wagging this year, for numerous reasons.  None more so than the appearance of deceased Rap legend Tupac Shakur, who died following a brutal shooting back in 1996. Alongside fellow Rappers Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, they set the crowd on fire with a mind-blowing performance of the late star’s hits “Hail Mary” and “2 Of Amerikaz Most wanted.”   It is the first time anything of its kind has been done, creating a totally original performance, never seen before and specially mastered with the help and input of Dr Dre with Coachella 2012 in mind.   Prior to this, we have seen similar holograms, which were invented using previous archived footage and images to bring back a past version of the artists in question. None more highlighted than that of Elvis Presley.  This latest form is beyond all imagination.  What Coachella witnessed was a first and somewhat magical.

Tupac’s image created entirely from scratch. Recreating him. Bringing him back to life.   This has now sparked a wave of rumours of stars possibly returning from beyond the grave to grace us with their presence once again. These include whispers of Lisa’Left Eye’Lopez joining the surviving members of TLC on a US tour later in 2012. King of pop Michael Jackson to bless us all by returning with his brothers, also sometime this year, for the upcoming tour to celebrate their successful 1984 Victory Tour. None of which have been officially confirmed.   So, after the major hype and brilliant feedback following the Coachella display, music magazine, RollingStone, offered their readers the chance to vote for who they would like to see resurrected and back on stage. The results are in and the top ten desired can now be revealed.


10. The Notorious B.I.G: If Tupac can return as a hologram, why not his rival, the Notorious B.I.G? It would be shocking if Sean Combs hasn’t at least made a few phone calls looking into the logistics of making this happen.

09. Bob Marley: Reggae legend Bob Marley has become one of the most iconic figures in all of popular music, so it makes some sense to extend that image to the realm of holography.


08. Michael Jackson: Michael Jackson’s brothers have made a bit of noise in the wake of the Tupac hologram by suggesting that they would be open to doing a show with a hologram version of their late brother. It’s not hard to imagine an arena of people flipping out over watching even a virtual version of Jackson doing his signature moves.

07. Janis Joplin: If someone were to make a Janis Joplin hologram, they would have to work damn hard at getting it right, since so much of Joplin’s appeal came down to an unpredictable humanity that might not translate well to the world of ones and zeros.

06. Jerry Garcia: The Grateful Dead may have ended with Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, but the band has stuck around in the form of splinter bands and, more recently, concert films broadcast in movie theatres. It wouldn’t be too surprising if a virtual Jerry popped up one of these days, though the rigid and predictable programming of an effect would go against the loose and groovy ethos of the Dead.

05. Jim Morrison: If Jim Morrison should return as a hologram, it might be cool to make the virtual Doors front man appear as a sort of spectral vision. That just seems much more in line with the style of the band than some bland 3D recreation of the late singer.

04. Freddie Mercury: Freddie Mercury was a larger-than-life figure, so if Queen decides to bring him back as a hologram, they ought to get very literal about that. As in, the faux Freddie should appear to viewers as huge as his astounding voice.

03. John Lennon: John Lennon is another star who would be ill-suited to straight 3D representation – he’s too wild, too human. That said, it would be amazing if he could be represented as a shared psychedelic vision that blinked in and out of reality as a live band performed along with the projections.

02. Kurt Cobain: Part of Kurt Cobain’s legacy is the thing in which his fans will scoff, “Ugh, Kurt would’ve hated that!” at virtually any cheesy thing that’s come out since his suicide in 1994. They’re probably right almost all of the time, the Nirvana front man was said to have hated a LOT of things. It seems pretty safe to say that Kurt Cobain would’ve really, really hated a hologram version of himself “performing” years after his death. Nevertheless, enough of you would like to see it that he ended up at Number Two on this list.

01. Jimi Hendrix: Apparently, guitar god Jimi Hendrix won this poll by a significant margin. It might work really well as a visual, but that hologram would have to be pretty amazing to come close to capturing the effortless soul of the guitarist at his peak, and the sheer sex appeal and beauty of the man in his human form.

What do you think reader’s? Are  there other names you would much prefer to see in this list?  Anyone you are truly shocked to see make the grade?

With this sensational breakthrough in technology, who knows what the future has in store for us. Could this be the way forward in terms of entertainment? Only time will tell.   One thing that is certain, Sataloma News  will be waiting in the wings to deliver you with news and keep you updated on any future events or breaking stories that may arise in the near future in connection with this exciting, new prospect. As soon as we hear, you will be the first to know.

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Award winning singer Rihanna, has created cause for concern from fans and family following recent photographs released to the media.

Rihanna & Ronald Fenty

Ronald Fenty, father of one of the biggest selling female artist’s of modern times, Rihanna, has spoken out in a recent interview with The Sun newspaper about his concerns for his songstress daughter.  After recent photo’s released on the singer’s Twitter page, and other news outlets showing her smoking what appears to be Marijuana. There are other  snaps of her cutting up a mysterious white powder, causing concern about her bahaviour.    Rihanna sparked controversy at the beginning of 2012 after being photographed in Hawaii smoking a hand rolled cigerette, that some people have suspected is marjuana.   Later on that same day she took to her Twitter, writing:   “Kush rolled, glass fill…I prefer the better things!”   Lyrics she quoted from Rapper Drake‘s hit single “Up All Night.”

The 24-year-old first showed signs that the ‘Good girl has possibly gone Bad’ in October of last year, when she stopped off at Amsterdam’s notorious Bulldog Cafe, one of the first venues in Holland to legally sell Marijuana after it was decriminalised in the 1970s. She was photographed walking out of the cafe with her entourage, wearing sunglasses and a fur hat.   But it is the photo’s taken at the 2012 Coachella festival in California, in which she is sat upon the shoulders of a male security guard appearing to cut up a mysterious white powder.   Ronald Fenty, has told the press that his daughter’s wild behaviour could be a bad road for the young pop star. He went on to talk about Rihanna‘s love for the late Whitney Houston.   Fenty revealed in the interview with The Sun newspaper,   Rihanna was obsessed with Houston as a kid: “She used to love Whitney. Robyn [Rihanna’s birth name] would always sing along toI Will Always Love You.'”   He added, “She admired Whitney because of her range, her voice, her appearance, her personality, everything. She loved Whitney so much she would be honoured to play her in a movie. I think she would accept in a heartbeat.”

Fenty, who battled drug and alcohol addiction himself throughout his daughters younger days also sounded off on Rihanna’s likelihood of following Houston’s downward spiral: “I hope she will be smart enough not to go down that path. I think she is smart enough not to.”   Rihanna is quoted by one UK news paper as saying: “My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song— ’I Will Always Love You.’ All of her music actually was always played in my house.”   When asked about possibly playing Houston in any future movie about the star and her life, she went on to say: “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”

In response to MTV, who first published the controversial story about her Coachella antics, Rihanna took to Twitter yet again simply saying: “Pathetic C*****.”

Let’s hope this apparent episode in her life is momentary and short-lived. Or could it all be a way of gaining more media attention? Either way, Sataloma News would like to wish Rihanna all the best and express the world is not ready to watch another young talented female fall victim to the strains and pressure money, fame and success can bring. With hit after hit, we look forward to hearing more Music from the chart topper for many years to come.