Queen To Never Perform With Freddie Mercury Hologram

While Tupac's Coachella hologram appearance may have been impressive, don't expect to see Freddie Mercury on stage with Queen in the near future.

Queen To Never Perform With Freddie Mercury Hologram
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While Tupac's Coachella hologram appearance may have been impressive, don't expect to see Freddie Mercury on stage with Queen in the near future, as bandmate Roger Taylor has said it will never happen. Speaking during rehearsals for Queen Extravaganza - a tribute tour with a line-up hand picked by Taylor and bandmate Brian May - Taylor says he would have no problem with someone else creating a Freddie Mercury hologram, but it wouldn't happen on his stage. "I don't want to sit up here with a hologram of my dear friend," said Taylor in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. "Were somebody to use a hologram of Freddie, I don't think I would have an objection. But I don't want to. It just didn't sit too well with me." Taylor also added that he believes Freddie Mercury would wholeheartedly support not only the tribute tour - but the band's current frontman, Adam Lambert. "When Freddie died, we were in shock," said the drummer. "And it didn't go away for five years. We would have probably remained together. We were very tight and very close. We never saw the need to break up. I think he'd love (these shows). I think he would have been really flattered. He would have loved the idea of keeping our musical flag flying. Brian and I always sort of imagine he's in the room." Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Maiden95
    Good on Queen. I imagine what Roger Taylor said would be the exact same thing Dave Grohl would say about performing with a Kurt Cobain hologram. Just not right. Kind of a strange title btw..
    WholeLottaIzzy
    This is actually a little surprising. But good. I was half expecting Queen to actually do this. I'm glad their not though.
    DickHardwood
    Holograms in rock?No,thank you.I don't think they can grasp Freddie's flamboyance in a hologram.As for the Nirvana one..a hologram that will randomly start smashing the stage?Good luck with that.
    DamnBastard1224
    LET THE LEGEND REST. Holograms don't compare to the real thing, it's a shame such a great and talented man has been lost, but it's not his time anymore.
    DJ_Effrey
    Thank god for that... who would really want to see a cheap imitation of one of rock n roll's greatest frontmen anyway?
    SweepSDMF
    icbm666 wrote: At least you can't get AIDS from a hologram.
    Well, I laughed
    Armagedn
    JayMichaelRayne wrote: hey stop making money with dead people. would you be satisfied if you knew you would be a source of money after death?
    I would be, yes. Provide some financial security for my family even when I'm not alive. That would be satisfying.
    99deadballons
    Rick_Diculous wrote: Hologram concerts should only have hologram audiences.
    & they have to pay with hologram money
    L2112Lif
    Well, there goes the 'Queen are just in it for the money' route... Since a hologram tour would probably be the biggest grossing thing Queen could do...
    schirripar
    Holograms might be sufficient for Hip Hop. But rock and roll is great because of the human elements, and the lore of being able to see someone truly great live that you can only tell your grand-kids about.
    moody git
    would have been pretty cool to see, a hologram having more stage presence than a good number of artists. but as above, i'm glad they aren't going to
    FrauVfromPoB
    This is probably a good thing. The hologram thing is kind of unsettling, and having one of Freddie probably wouldn't sit right with a lot of fans, not just Brian and Roger. And after some of the questionable musical antics Brian has gotten up to lately (like that guest spot on that British rapper guy's song), they'd probably get branded as money-grubbers. Plus you could pretty much see straight through Freddie anyway in the last few years of his life. I think we've had enough of that.
    AeroRocker
    robo37 wrote: If the last 4 words were missing off that title, I might have been interested.
    Blasphemy! Checked.
    tennesseehild
    Good on you. I applaude that metal is making a stand. Our record companies are closing out, upcoming acts can't get funding, but by god we'll make a stand for the music we love.
    BigSpence
    Armagedn wrote: JayMichaelRayne wrote: hey stop making money with dead people. would you be satisfied if you knew you would be a source of money after death?I would be, yes. Provide some financial security for my family even when I'm not alive. That would be satisfying.
    You really think these rock star's families aren't set for life already?
    vinnym86
    FUCK i misread that title and almost had a ****ing heart-attack. **casually goes about the rest of the day**
    BornToLooze
    I still think it would be cool for bands to do a memorial show with a hologram like X Japan did for hide
    uncere4ever
    They won`t play with Freddie again, but they were talking about playing with Lady Gaga?! Poor Freddie..
    -[NiL]-
    It was weird enough how they had that video of him during "Bohemian Rhapsody" when they played with Paul Rodgers.
    johnthebassist4
    I'm glad. There's something deranged about doing a performance with a hologram of your deceased best friend.
    DeathMetalHub
    I watched the Tupac hologram and thought it was stupid. I mean, hey the performance and presence must of been overwhelming but it just looked so awkward especially when he was "talking" to rappers he probably never met in his life. So I think this is a good thing Queen rejected, but hey its my opinion. If they decided to do Jimmi next, it would have to be just Jimmi shredding on his own. Sorry if I sound stupid but thats the way I feel about this.
    kennedys1
    Sorry hologram people but Princess Lea in Star Wars: A New Hope was the best hologram of all time. 'Nuff said.
    Northernmight
    Good. This hologram thing is scary, weather some modern ism deems it hipster or not. Blurs the little fine line between fantasy and reality. And people want it, they want to praise the dead - to see what's not there. I'm not alright with it. But if theres one thing i've learned.. You can't argue against money.
    JayMichaelRayne
    hey stop making money with dead people. would you be satisfied if you knew you would be a source of money after death?
    flaphead325
    Isn't there a legal problem with that? To who belong a person's appearance? Is it just like a photo, or is it more?
    sherry07
    Good thing. I didn't think they would ever do a hologram of Freddie actually but it;s good to hear it for certain
    Muxi92
    There actually was a Freddy hologram some years ago in a tribute show on german television, but I can't find a video of it.
    its_minchew
    Am I the only one that finds it odd that they are doing shows with Adam Lambert???
    robo37
    If the last 4 words were missing off that title, I might have been interested.
    rebreh
    Sigh, now there is going to be a new article everyday about a band saying no to a hologram.