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Freddie Mercury hologram? It's a kind of magic

Freddie Mercury/wire photoTupac Shakur hologram is one thing. But a Freddie Mercury hologram? I'm not sure Queen fans are ready, Freddie.

Brian May has told the BBC that the late Queen singer will "appear" on stage during the 10th anniversary show of the West End musical We Will Rock You. May did however say the "effect" isn't really a hologram, but more of "an optical illusion of sorts."

Why not the full hologram treatment? Blame Tupac and the wizards at Coachella. "It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while," May said.

The performance is Monday, May 14, at London's Dominion Theatre so we won't have to wait too much longer to find out the specifics.

We Will Rock You, which hasn't yet been produced in the U.S., has been described as a jukebox musical and was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton (working with May and Roger Taylor). The story reportedly takes place in a dystopian future where individualism is shunned until a lone "Dreamer" shows everyone the power of rock 'n roll. (Hmmm, domo arigato. Sounds like a mix of 2112 and Mr. Roboto.)

[Last modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 4:47pm]


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