Spin is reporting that Queen is finalizing plans to perform shows with an illusion of Freddie Mercury that they are quite insistent will not be a hologram.
From the article:
Queen guitarist Brian May all but told the BBC that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg scooped his band with Holo-pac's performance at Coachella last month. "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," he said. "[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."
That move could upset Adam Lambert's run as the band's singer. And it's certainly going to make for an interesting postscript to the Freddie Mercury biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen currently in development.