Jet Black

The name “Jet Black” means the same to the average citizen of 2070 as “Elvis” or “John Lennon”. A phenomenally successful rock star by the middle of the century, he had it all. He often played live with band members of “The Shadows”, although he played most of the instruments on his recorded albums. As well as being extremely talented musically and lyrically, he was recognised as one of the pioneers of integrating SimSense into the musical experience, and for that reason his music heavily reflected and even featured his own emotional state, leading to what was then a very unknown path, before the process was managed more effectively. As time went on Jet Black became ever more depressed and self-destructive, believing he was becoming a parody of what he’d wanted to be and that the SimSense was eclipsing the music, and encouraging a quite creepy element in his fan base. But of course the music company believed (rightly) that this was a major part of the appeal – his music became darker in his later years, which an ever increasing fanatical fan base continued to eat up.

In the end, he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2050, when he was only 24, on the way back from a concert before which he had (allegedly) taken a boatload of stims to get through. Judging by the distance down the cliff he was found, investigators estimated he must have been doing at least 120mph when he became airborne.

Many fans insist that the whole thing was a sham, that Jet Black faked his death in order to escape his megastar status. They continue to hold vigils and swap sighting stories to this day.

Jet Black

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