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Michael Jackson left the world in June 200, but his music is still reaching fans worldwide, and on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards 2014, a hologram of the late King Of Pop surprised everyone in attendance. The amazingly realistic hologram performed Slave To The Rhythm and even moonwalked across the stage. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with incurved sides". The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas. Today, we have the Guitar Boat above, which was made by Australian guitar-smiths Maton for singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. Continue reading for mroe.

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Metal Cats isn't just a passing fad, but rather the latest internet in which musician Alexandra Crockett combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties. According to the product page, "the idea for the book formed around giving accolades to local musicians and artists in the metal scene, while also bringing to light no-kill shelters and their importance for animal rights." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some hair-raising crosswind landings.

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Not just any dueling pianos performance, this one by Japanese pianist Yoshiki, performed in Austin at the SXSW Festival, had the holographic performer appearing first who then later introduced the real performer. While there's not much word on the hologram technology, it's believed it was created using an updated version of an illusion known as 'Pepper's ghost', a system developed by London-based Musion. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Just about everyone who has studied history probably knows of Mozart and seen his painted portraits, but here's an interesting facial composite that shows what he would have looked like in real-life (circa 1777). It was created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portrait paintings. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The Chinese sheng is a mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes. It is one of the oldest Chinese instruments, with images depicting its kind dating back to 1100 BC, and there are actual instruments from the Han era that have been preserved today. Continue reading to see a talented musician play a piece from the original Super Mario Bros. game.

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MIDIDesaster managed to recreate the popular "Eye of the Tiger" song with a modified dot matrix printer. It was released in the spring of 1982 as a single from band Survivor's third album Eye of the Tiger. It was written at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, who was unable to get permission for Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for the video.

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Denver teen Lachlan Connors never really displayed any musical talent, that is until, he fell backwards and suffered a concussion while playing lacrosse. Though he's no longer playing contact sports, a still-recovering Connors discovered a talent - and passion - for music that he'd never had before. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sachs Media Group in collaboration with the digital artists who are photo restoration and manipulation experts at Phojoe, Rock & Roll Heaven envisions what some of the most iconic musicians in history would look like if they were still alive today. They include: John Lennon, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Tom Selleck is best known as an American actor and film producer. He's most famous for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. (1980 to 1988), based in Hawaii. Did you know he was actually a band geek who played the saxophone? If not, continue reading to see 24 more celebrities.

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