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Just imagine seeing Shane McGowan in 3D on an IMAX screen.

Everybody loves the new "U2 3D" movie. So that got us to thinking: What other artists would we like to get the 3D/IMAX treatment? Our picks are below. Feel free to chime in with others.

The Pogues - Great music, plus high school teachers can take their kids on a field trip and use the movie as a sort of "scared straight" thing to discourage drinking.

Green Day - Seeing moviegoers lunging out of the way of Billie Joe's loogies could be entertaining. And the rabbit could freak some people out.

The Killers - Because 3D is all about the illusion of depth.

Shakira - Duh.

Amy Winehouse - Because her most recent (home) movie just isn't getting the job done.

Kanye West - To see just how big his head can get.

Garth Brooks - Will give us a good, clear look to decide once and for all if he's any relation to this Chris Gaines fellow.

Daft Punk - Having never seen them in person, this might finally help us understand why people who have seen them can only mutter, "Oh. My. God." for an entire week after the show.

Beyonce - Again, duh.

50 Cent - To see the up-close effects of performance enhancing drugs.

The Flaming Lips - Because acid dealers are feeling the effects of this economic downturn, too.

Backstreet Boys - Larger than life, eh? We'll see about that.

Dirty Three - Dirty Three in 3D is just fun to say.

Morrissey - Until David's brave enough to rush the stage, this will be as close as he gets.

By David Malitz |  January 25, 2008; 9:00 AM ET Randomness
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Gwar. That way I know what it would be like to be covered in their fake fluids without having to drive home bathed in it.

Posted by: AnotherEngine | January 25, 2008 9:21 AM

I know The Stones have already done a IMAX thing. Maybe they'll do 3D on the next tour.

Weird Al. Hey, geeks love Al, and IMAX.

Posted by: EricS | January 25, 2008 10:30 AM

if they could get a classic few ramones shows and put them in 3D it would be fantastic. imagine joey leaning over into your lap with the mic stand and johnny's permanent grimace filling the screen. of course some older shows with people flying from the stage into the audience or chairs and bottles flying onto the stage (yes it really happened) would provide the thrill factor.

Posted by: j.s.m. | January 25, 2008 10:51 AM

Gorillaz, because they're 2D to begin with. That's more dimension for your dollar than if you actually saw them live.

wow, McGowan's gums in 3D...scary...

Posted by: shf | January 25, 2008 10:53 AM

The Corrs. Whoa. I mean, seriously...I saw them live at Wolf Trap and from the grass to the stage, they were gorgeous.

Posted by: 23112 | January 25, 2008 11:25 AM

maybe that infamous Florida gig that the Doors did, so we could see up close if it was his finger or his wang.

Posted by: ben w | January 25, 2008 12:35 PM

Daft Punk or The Flaming Lips. Sure, they're probably not "mainstream" enough for most of you, like U2 or Green Day, but these are two artists who really stand alone at the top when it comes to the "live" show. Not only is their music much far better than U2 and Green Day could ever hope to be, but their live shows are more of a spiritual experience rather than a rock concert. If you don't believe me, get on Youtube, and search for Daft Punk's Final U.S. Pyramid show at Vegoose last year, and look for The Flaming Lips landing the UFO on stage at Bonnaroo. If you don't believe me, clearly you have poor taste in music and you should go back to your U2's and Green Day's.

Posted by: nate | January 25, 2008 8:34 PM

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