Damon Albarn wants fans to be able to hear his music thanks to a touring hologram after he dies.
Damon Albarn hopes to live on as a hologram after his death.
The 49-year-old singer is fascinated by the fact his animated band Gorillaz have recorded with a number of now-deceased stars, including Bobby Womack, Lou Reed, Ike Turner and Dennis Hopper, but they will still be able to appear with his group in digital form, and hopes his own virtual likeness will be belting out his hits in the years to come.
He said: ''We could almost have a whole evening of people who aren't here any more.
''I love the idea that eventually when I am here no longer I'll be just a hologram. They'll just press that button and up I pop.''
He explained: ''I'm like a rotational crop farmer. I wanted to be a farmer as a child.
''I don't think you should push anything unless it's fertile ground.''
Damon - who is joined by the likes of Jehnny Beth, Noel Gallagher and De La Soul on the new Gorillaz album - loves collaborating with new people and seeing what happens when they get into the studio.
He said: ''I love that journey of meeting someone, playing an idea, talking around it, and then starting to move towards your destination.
''You've got to put people at ease. I never say, 'You've got to do this'. Maybe that's the secret, just let people be themselves.''
He told Q magazine: ''I don't take rejection personally. The more people you put your arms around, the better it is.''
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