10 Bands We'd Rather See in 3D Than Metallica
Metallica recently announced that they would be releasing a film in 3D. Whether or not we're talking a concert film, something more along the lines of Some Kind of Monster, or a different approach entirely they haven't confirmed. Still, it seems most likely that they will follow in the footsteps of U2 and the Jonas Brothers in trying to replicate their live show in full-fledged 3D IMAX
Truth be told, we would probably go see that. Metallica has always put on a good show, and we've always thought that some real dedication to theatrically releasing concert films in a big way might be one of those ways that the music industry could boost itself up without the massive cost of touring. Plus, think of the cache in showcasing new artists through music video trailers.
That being said, we can think of at least ten more acts we'd rather see in the 3D medium.
In our youth, we sneered that any electronic-based live performance could rival the energy of a true four-piece rock act. That all changed when we first saw Asmodeus X, and was blown-away forever by the sheer physical charisma of VNV Nation. They're film would definitely be somewhat stark, but the energy alone would be enough to sell the idea of Ronan Harris stalking amongst us in the theatre.
Our favorite band from England has already proven that they know plenty about spectacle. Their live performances already incorporate starling mirror effects, and transposed into giant size it would be the perfect reflection of art back and forth from audience to artist.
In contrast to an overblown spectacle, it would be great to have Amos teamed up with Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean to weave a piano-based dreamworld that flows and flourishes around her music. Think what Mirromask would've been like in 3D flowing along Amos's timeless talent. It's also out thought that this might be the best way we'd ever see some kind of cinematic version of Sandman.
This one is a no-brainer. Bjork stays on the cutting edge so-much we're amazed she doesn't leave a crimson trail. Anyone whose ever seen her MTV Unplugged knows that she innovates as she damn well pleases, and we're pretty sure offering her the opportunity to be close enough to touch but still ghostly and all-powerful would spark a few ideas.
Ideally, we'd want Cooper to revisit the amazing stage show he put together for Brutal Planet, but we'll settle for any incarnation he chooses. Aided with Hollywood magic we might really get to see the master of shock at his best.