With all the hologram speculation floating around lately it was only a matter of time before Freddie Mercury was suggested as a likely candidate. However, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Roger Taylor has ruled out ever playing on stage with a Freddie Mercury hologram: “I don’t want to sit up here with a hologram of my dear friend… 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.
Despite a backlash from some Queen fans, Taylor doesn’t believe Freddie would have had a problem with Adam Lambert singing for the band:
“When Freddie died, we were in shock 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 (the shows with Lambert). 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.”
Queen will play two headline shows with Adam Lambert fronting the band at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo in July.