Last night, Guerilla Union, the company behind the Rock The Bells festival, held a launch party in Los Angeles, where it announced this year's line-up—which is stacked.
They also revealed that Wu-Tang Clan will be accompanied by a virtual rendition of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. One of the last major performances from the entire Clan was during the inaugural Rock The Bells in 2004. They added that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined on stage by a virtual performance from the late Eazy-E.
ODB's mother, Cherry Jones told Rolling Stone that she was happy about seeing the virtual rendition of her late son. "Last night was the first time I saw it, and to me, it was so wonderful to stand by him again. I don't know how I'm going to react—they'll have to carry me off. But I think it's amazing. I want to sing with it."
Eazy-E's widow Tomica Wright says a new audience of fans will be able to see her late husband perform on stage and "experience that chemistry" of them together. "You see it on video, you see it on the Internet, but to feel it and have that sense of presence is a great experience," she said. "It's a great milestone and one, for me personally, as a friend, a family member and also knowing that his children, maybe some of his grandchildren and people who have idolized from a distance and never had that experience are able to experience a portion of that, is a great thing."