The use of holograms in music has been a controversial one as the likenesses of such legendary acts as Michael Jackson and Tupac have in the past been given the holographic treatment. Other legacy acts such as Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer have considered putting on a hologram show whereas pop sensations ABBA would put together a special “avatar” show, making use of the technology.
In a follow-up to this, it is being reported that Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page, in which Page recently broke his silence on a long-awaited reunion album, have also considered making use of a holographic reunion show using avatars and virtual reality, however, because the majority of the Led Zeppelin bandmates could not agree to such an endeavor, the project was abandoned as confirmed by The Guardian.
The hologram project “didn’t really get moving,” the 78-year-old guitar legend said, because he and singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones couldn’t agree to terms. He also spoke well about Elvis Presley’s hologram performance. “I bet that was good, but I didn’t see it,” he said.
In other news regarding Led Zeppelin, during a recent feature with Vanity Fair, Austin Powers star and comedy icon Mike Myers discussed introducing Beyonce to Led Zeppelin on the set of the third Austin Powers movie and the final film in the trilogy. Goldmember. Goldmember came out in 2002 and made nearly 300 million dollars on a 63 million dollar budget, a massive success for everyone involved. Credit to Loudersound for the below.
“Beyoncé was a dream. She was the loveliest person in the world and just knocked it out of the park,” recalls Myers. “She would always listen to music and she said to me, ‘Mike, what are you listening to right now?’
“And I said, “Oh, I’m just listening to Led Zeppelin at the moment.’ And she said, ‘I think I’ll listen to that Led Zeppelin.’ She had never heard of it. She was so young, and the crew was all, ‘Awww!’”
He adds, “And then the next day, she was doing this [miming holding onto headphones], and I said, ‘What are you listening to?’ She went, ‘Led Zeppelin! They’re great!'”.