Queen Says No To Freddie Mercury Hologram
Coming off the hype of the Tupac Shakur hologram at the 2012 Coachella Music & Arts Festival, there has been talk about other deceased musicians being made into holograms for live shows. Watching the Tupac hologram live was cool, don't get me wrong, but its pretty pathetic to keep this going as a regular thing. Jimi Hendrix, Curt Kobain, and Elvis Presley are just some of the artists that Digital Domain Media Group said they would like to create in the future...and it looks like Queen will never be added to that list.
According to Billboard.com, when asked about the possibility of Freddie Mercury getting the same treatment, Queen drummer Roger Taylor said:
I don’t think I want to. Were somebody [else] to use a hologram of Freddie, I would have no objection... It just doesn’t sit too well with me. I don’t want to appear with a hologram of my dear friend. It’s the real one or no hologram for me. But I think it’s an amazing effect when used properly – obviously in darkness.