Elvis is alive

Ready for the King to reappear at a live show near you? Answer A: No way, that would be really tasteless and disrespectful to the memory of Elvis Presley. Answer B: Uh-huh, that would be like really cool.

If you are in the B camp, the good news is that the same necrophiliacs, sorry technical geniuses who brought the Tupac Shakur hologram to Coachella this year are planning to give the king of rock 'n' roll (deceased) the same treatment.

Digital Domain have teamed up with Core Media the company that protects the Presley image rights (none too strenuously it would seem) to bring the king to a range of entertainment opportunities.

The Digital Domain chairman John Textor told Vanity Fair: "Elvis is the most iconic, most recognised performer on the planet, and we are thrilled to have been chosen to bring new performances and original shows where fans can have their own, new experiences of Elvis."

Still not quite ghoulish enough for you? Maybe a little real estate news might be of interest. A private crypt in Memphis is coming up for auction on June 23. The crypt was the resting place of Presley for two months in 1977 before he was buried at Graceland.

Those who fancy the equivalent of jumping into Presley’s grave should know that bidding will start at $100,000. Darren Julian of the auction house was quoted as saying: "It's definitely a conversation piece. Only one person can say, 'Hey, I'm going to be buried where Elvis Presley was."

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