Added on 14-May-2012
Freddie Mercury to return in hologram form? Strange, given that Roger Taylor was widely reported as saying back in the Spring that he had no interest in appearing alongside a hologram of his great friend, but it seems that the surviving members of Queen are nevertheless pressing ahead with plans to have the legendary front man appear with them to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their musical 'We Will Rock You.' The decision appears to be being led by big-haired entrepreneur and sometime smoking riff conjuror Brian May who has been chatting to BBC News at length about plans to bring back Freddy in a manner similar to Tupac Shakur's emergence on the stage at Coachella last month alongside Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.
May did confess however that he was a little annoyed at having been beaten to the virtual punch by the rapper, saying "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," and adding "[That technique] is something we've looked at ourselves but I think probably for a show that runs eight shows a week it's not really quite practical."
Of course we'd like to point that Take That beat them both to the punch by having a hologram Robbie Williams perform as part of 'Could It Be Magic' back on their 2006 tour. And he wasn't even dead! Now that is decadence.