Fulfilling a trajectory set in motion the moment Tupac.0 appeared on a Coachella stage, promising a bright new future of exploiting dead people, Billboard reports that both The Doors' Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix are being readied for their own holographic resurrections. The two could join a tour circuit increasingly crowded with celebrities whose vices selfishly prevented them from making nostalgia money, a roster of shimmering corpses that so far includes Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Freddie Mercury—though of course, the promoters behind the possible virtual Morrison and Hendrix shows claim theirs will be different than all other virtual dead famous person shows.
Hendrix Estate CEO Janie Hendrix (who recently decried her brother's resurrection as André 3000, which is a form she can neither control nor profit from) says she has been working for a year on " keeping Jimi authentically correct," except for the part where he is alive and has free will. Meanwhile, Doors manager Jeff Jampol—who also controls the estates of Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh, Rick James, and Otis Redding, so uh oh—says the spirit of Jim Morrison could finally be manifested in something slightly more tangible than tedious Ray Manzarek interviews via an extravagant "multimedia experience" where "hopefully, '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." Jampol did not add that the mock Morrison's eyes would be filled with virtual tears, pleading with you to let his commodified-beyond-all-recognition soul finally rest in peace, but that's probably implied.
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