Download Festival Rules Out Hologram Technology

Download Festival will never see an appearance from a deceased legend in the form of a hologram, at least according to the man in charge of the festival.

Download Festival Rules Out Hologram Technology
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Download Festival will never see an appearance from a deceased legend in the form of a hologram, at least according to the man in charge of the festival. Despite seeing the huge success of Tupac's return to Coachella earlier this year, Download organiser Andy Copping has ruled out the possibility of reviving a metal legend through similar technology at his event. Speaking to Metal Hammer about the chances of doing something similar at the annual metal festival, Copping said: "Absolutely not. If you're going to a live show, you want to see live bands with proper interaction. You're not going to see cartoons. I think the whole thing with Tupac and Dre and Snoop at Coachella was great, but it was a moment in time." Adding: "Why would you want to go and see a f--king hologram? It doesn't sit comfortably with me at all. I don't get it." This year's Download line-up includes Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden, You Me At Six, Tenacious D, Slash, Steel Panther and Chase & Status - the booking of the latter causing controversy among fans of the festival who are uncertain whether the dance band should be on the rock festival line-up. Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    spiff-corgi
    I know this comment is irrelevant and will probably get removed in moderation, but rather than trying to incite further comment wars about holograms in a non-article, I think you should probably have maybe reported Robin Gibb, one of the most successful songwriters ever, dying today. Maybe.
    Anemo
    Why would you want to go and see a f--king hologram?
    my mind exactly on the subject thanks dude
    link no1
    This year's Download line-up includes Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden, You Me At Six, Tenacious D, Slash, Steel Panther and Chase & Status
    Really? Of the bands playing they highlight these? Friggin' Black Sabbath is there, mention that.
    ronkun
    I'd rather stay home and watch a dvd of the best concerts of my fave legends than see them live as a hologram
    Abacus11
    Doing the hologram with Tupac was kinda cool because it was unexpected. I don't think a hologram could ever be used like that again without being really boring and cheesy.
    Heat-13
    Massive thumbs up to his guy! Got the spirit right there. Also they forgot to mention SABBATH AND METALLICA in the lineup! And the Prodigy too...
    OtherGuy
    NEXT WEEKS MONDAY FRESH: JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE HOLOGRAM TO HEADLINE DOWNLOAD
    LotusBrommel
    tennesseehild wrote: I gain great enjoyment seeing the statements on here opposing holograms for my major heroes, but perhaps someone could answer me how the hip-hop and pop culture community feels about holograms? It is obvious rock 'n roll fans are not pro-hologram.
    I hate to stereotype, but I believe the majority of the "rap" community really only care about the money. at least the artists do.
    Mikey-Division
    I hate to stereotype, but I believe the majority of the "rap" community really only care about the money. at least the artists do.
    and bling bling and biotches
    Reanitheory1
    ...Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden, You Me At Six, Tenacious D, Slash, Steel Panther and Chase & Status...
    Really? you point out those acts when there are bands like Metallica and Black Sabbath playing?
    TheHawkdaddy
    I don't see an issue with having a dance band. A little variety never hurt anyone, and it always makes a festival better.
    mitchgosche2011
    I think the whole hologram thing is cool when used to enhance an existing performer's show. Surprisingly,I thought Snoop Dogg used it pretty effectively. Only used for one song, and he was still performing. I would never pay to just see a hologram, but it's cool when used as a special effect like pyrotechnics or lighting.
    spiff-corgi
    Reanitheory1 wrote: spiff-corgi wrote: I know this comment is irrelevant and will probably get removed in moderation, but rather than trying to incite further comment wars about holograms in a non-article, I think you should probably have maybe reported Robin Gibb, one of the most successful songwriters ever, dying today. Maybe. They didn't report it because he died today, they probably didn't have time to write up an article.
    Bro if they have time to write a 5 paragraph article based on 1 quote they can write a brief tribute. That's all I'm saying. I'd known about it around 8 hours before they updated their articles.
    tennesseehild
    I gain great enjoyment seeing the statements on here opposing holograms for my major heroes, but perhaps someone could answer me how the hip-hop and pop culture community feels about holograms? It is obvious rock 'n roll fans are not pro-hologram.
    -Wraith
    I really think a hologram would be cool, but I wouldn't pay to see one.
    ToolCreedence
    Tupac was really cool at Coachella. I saw it live. But that should've been a 1 time (2 weekend) deal. If everyone started using holograms, it would make what I saw less special...
    Anjohl
    It makes sense maybe for a non-singer...I would love to see Cozy Powell or randy Rhoads on stage again...but going to a "live" show to see a hologram pantomine prerecorded singing is retarded.
    Reanitheory1
    spiff-corgi wrote: I know this comment is irrelevant and will probably get removed in moderation, but rather than trying to incite further comment wars about holograms in a non-article, I think you should probably have maybe reported Robin Gibb, one of the most successful songwriters ever, dying today. Maybe.
    They didn't report it because he died today, they probably didn't have time to write up an article.
    sickassfoo
    im glad they pulled the plug on this hologram thing.(no pun intended) it just seems so stupid how everyone is jumping into the whole fad
    6-String_Madman
    sickassfoo wrote: im glad they pulled the plug on this hologram thing.(no pun intended) it just seems so stupid how everyone is jumping into the whole fad
    JUMP IN THE FIRE!!!
    ProgFripp74
    Reanitheory1 wrote: ...Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden, You Me At Six, Tenacious D, Slash, Steel Panther and Chase & Status... Really? you point out those acts when there are bands like Metallica and Black Sabbath playing?
    Well they probably highlighted those bands to stop fanboys, such as your self perhaps, filling up the entire comments section with yeh "f*cking metallica are teh bestest band everrrrr, yehhhh" Every article on UG about Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sabbath, GnR and slash (this is the worst)and so on, is full of stupid comments like that.
    OxMxGxTACOS
    onetonryan wrote: (claps slowly)
    GOD DAMN IT! YOU BEAT ME TO IT! xD but really.. props. I don't want to see this hologram idea become mainstream.
    rhs5110
    Spiff corgis got a point who decided it was a good idea to leave out the fact that robin gibb passed away
    Kwyjibo2006
    Sort of irrelevant, but why do they keep referring to these things as holograms, as if they're some sort of new and impressive technology? As far as I know, the whole Tupac thing was just a clever use of Pepper's Ghost, a lighting trick/illusion that's been used in theater for ages. I just don't see what the fuss is all about when the "hologram" is a) nothing new and b) not even an actual hologram.
    Sound_Garden_X
    Abacus11 wrote: Doing the hologram with Tupac was kinda cool because it was unexpected. I don't think a hologram could ever be used like that again without being really boring and cheesy.
    Well seeing as how this whole bring back a dead star with a hologram thing had been done by X Japan back in 2008 I would say the Tupac thing was kinda Cheesy.
    cptcomet
    I'd hate to see all the promoters jump on the hologram bandwagon. Cinema has done it with 3d and it's shit.
    lock@stoner
    the worst thing about the holograms is that your not even really seeing your hero or favourite music idol. i mean sure, they are there and you can see them, but the things that made them them were how they performed on stage, and how they reacted to different things, *correct me if im wrong* but all of the holograms have to be pre-programmed right? so really you may as well watch a dvd but at double the volume you usually would
    sewoo55
    Mikey-Division wrote: I hate to stereotype, but I believe the majority of the "rap" community really only care about the money. at least the artists do. and bling bling and biotches
    There is so much idiocy in these statements I don't even know where to start.....