Well, it's as we all feared. In the aftermath of the Tupac hologram, celebrities are returning from the grave with ever-increasing frequency, gracing fans with their undead charisma, whether or not it's necessary or called for. Now Freddie Mercury is slated to appear on stage during the tenth-anniversary performance of Queen's musical We Will Rock You, according to guitarist Brian May.
May was keen to note that the effect was not a hologram, and referred to it as "an optical illusion of sorts." Gob would be proud.
"People will come out saying, 'Did we actually see Freddie?'" he added, which is wonderful — if there's one thing we need more than a Freddie Mercury hologram, it's a Freddie Mercury illusion that will leave hundreds of theater patrons wondering whether or not they're having a rock-induced hallucination.
May went on to lament that the Tupacogram had sort of pulled a Biden (henceforth my new expression for "letting the cat out of the bag") by preempting ghost Freddie.
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… [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.
May went on to elaborate the numerous ways they'd attempted to "make Freddie appear," which included jackal's blood and Ouija boards, but before he could continue, his eyes rolled back in his heads and he began speaking in guttural Latin. Jimmy Page, noted consultant on both the occult and bitchin' guitar solos, was reportedly unavailable for comment.