Why we won’t let musicians rest in peace It’s called the “death effect” and it’s the same for actors, authors and artists — whether it’s an increase in exposure or a supply-induced demand (no more painter, no more paintings), public hunger for a person’s work grows exponentially following their passing. When it comes to musicians, however, the situation has the added element of necromancy, a sort of pop culture-tinged resurrection. From conspiracy theories claiming fake deaths to companies using technology to revive long-gone artists, audiences refuse to let musicians rest in peace. (Illustration by Steve Murray)
In what is gearing up to be not only one of the concert highlights of this year’s Coachella festival, but of 2012 (and possibly all-time), deceased rapper Tupac hit the stage with Snoop Dogg on Sunday night to perform three songs. But how? Click here to read our explanation.