Queen: We Will Recreate You
2012-05-14 by andcas | 50 Comments

It was only a matter of time till another iconic performer rose from the grave to receive the same awe inspiring and slightly controversial treatment as rapper 2pac did at Coachella. The next deceased artist slated for this venture of technological wonder is none other than former charismatic Queen singer, Freddie Mercury, who passed all the way back in 1991.

The big reveal, for better or worse, will take place at the tenth anniversary of the band's musical "We Will Rock You."It’s stated by guitarist Brian May that though similar in showmanship, Mercury will not appear as a hologram, but merely an optical illusion that "reunites" with the stage.

Apparently this desire of sorts has been in the making way before the recent milestone was even a pipe dream. It’s uncertain if this will be a single outing, due to staggering costs, but on May 14th spectators will feast their eyes on Mercury’s likeness at London’s Dominion Theatre. The possibility of future performances will depend on the success of the event.

http://www.spin.com/articles/queens-freddie-mercury-will-perform-optical-illusion

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ForgiverForgetter
May 14th 2012

36 Comments


Brian May y u no honor bandmate's legacy???

MO
May 14th 2012

18518 Comments


crazy

johnnyblaze
May 14th 2012

2602 Comments


this stuff is silly.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 14th 2012

31093 Comments


2.0Pac was more than enough

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 14th 2012

28460 Comments


former charismatic Queen singer

Apparently this desire of sorts has been in the making way before the recent milestone was even a pipe dream.


jesus christ andcas

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Tyrael
May 14th 2012

20824 Comments


ilu andcas

Cipieron
May 14th 2012

3508 Comments


i love queen, but this is stupid

thumbcrusher
May 14th 2012

3591 Comments


this is weird and just feels wrong tbh

Acanthus
May 14th 2012

9537 Comments


It's cool that the tech is good enough to recreate things, doesn't mean it should be used though.

Emim
May 14th 2012

26618 Comments


We can rebuild him....we have the technology

The7thVermicide
May 14th 2012

925 Comments


What the fuck .................

YankeeDudel
May 14th 2012

9311 Comments


Honestly I think all this stuff is cool as hell.

It would be stupid for bands to go around touring with holograms or whatever they are, but I think everyone is lying who says they arent at least interested to see some of these dead dudes up on stage again, even just one time.

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2012

23806 Comments


boourns

bloc
May 14th 2012

34774 Comments


Forget some zombie apocalypse. It's gonna be freakin' holograms and shit.

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Acanthus
May 14th 2012

9537 Comments


Just wait, Nirvana will get this treatment too.

Acanthus
May 14th 2012

9537 Comments


Oh I'm not either, but The possibility of future performances will depend on the success of the event leads me to believe they're curious about how this will sell; if it takes off I could easily see Nirvana happen.

DuMont
May 14th 2012

84 Comments


Brian May is such a berk

Parallels
May 14th 2012

6641 Comments


Doing this with Nirvana would give me the chills

CutMan
May 14th 2012

1781 Comments


I don't understand any of this controversy or disapproval. I highly doubt Freddie would be upset about this if he knew it was going to happen after he died/was told it was happening back on earth from the afterlife.

Spec
May 14th 2012

27146 Comments


This hologram shit needs to stop.

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johnnyblaze
May 14th 2012

2602 Comments


there's absolutely no way dave grohl would ever agree to a Cobain holo. ever.

Photon
May 14th 2012

1292 Comments


Yeah looks like Cobain is next.

johnnyblaze
May 14th 2012

2602 Comments


who would go see nirvana without dave and krist? especially considering the fact that dave will likely be vocally against any such event... do you remember dave's grammy speech?

Tijnmans
May 14th 2012

354 Comments


Just because you can doesn't mean you should!

MO
May 14th 2012

18518 Comments


"do you remember dave's grammy speech?"

what did he say?

johnnyblaze
May 14th 2012

2602 Comments


"To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of music is what's important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do.

"It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer. It's about what goes on in here [your heart] and what goes on in here [your head]."



Midjicka
May 14th 2012

230 Comments


Recently I saw an article on comcast.net that the Jacksons are looking to make a holo version of Michael Jackson to bring on a couple shows with them or something.

Midjicka
May 14th 2012

230 Comments


I was wondering the same thing andcas

PuddlesPuddles
May 14th 2012

4772 Comments


New musicians think they are competing with every twat who has internet connection...

If only it was that simple. Be prepared to compete with the legendary dead now, too.

The money will go to, like, Sony, or Apple image projectors or some shit. You guys are really deadset on fucking up culture, every last one of you

CutMan
May 14th 2012

1781 Comments


You guys probably sound a lot like early detractors of various technology such as being able to record video or even audio.

If any of you have a Queen concert album or DVD you enjoy, I especially find this ironic. I see this as just another way to relive something, or get the next best thing to it if you weren't there to see it at the time.

PuddlesPuddles
May 14th 2012

4772 Comments


I would much rather not ever see a singer I idolize perform than watch a recreated hologram of him.

There is no soul, there is no interaction, there is no show. Instead of fabricating moments of a dead performer, go out and let another living one surprise you

bloc
May 14th 2012

34774 Comments


Assuming this trend continues Michael Jackson is a surefire resurrection.

thumbcrusher
May 14th 2012

3591 Comments


yeah there's a difference between recording a song you wrote and bringing dead musicians back to the stage in hologramatic form.

rimmer wasn't happy until he became hard light, and we're a long way off that.

Spec
May 14th 2012

27146 Comments


Courtneys trying to make a deal for a Cobain hologram as we speak.

johnnyblaze
May 14th 2012

2602 Comments


^oh god no, really? that's the last straw, she must've killed him.

paxman
May 14th 2012

4084 Comments


Till is when you take an implement such as a tiller or a shovel, work it into the earth, and break up the top soil.

'til is a contraction of until.

Storm In A Teacup
May 14th 2012

12703 Comments


Pull the sticks out of your asses, after seeing the Tupac performance, I'd say this is a good way to honor Freddie Mercury not dishonor him.

Dreakon
May 14th 2012

354 Comments


Sounds kinda cool to me.

CutMan
May 14th 2012

1781 Comments


"one major difference, that was necessary, this is definitely not."

That, sir, is a riot.

YouGotLucky
May 14th 2012

946 Comments


I maybe speaking for myself here, but i'd rather keep the performer in my memory rather than recreate a fake version of him.

Storm In A Teacup
May 14th 2012

12703 Comments


People are going to want this technology sometime decades down the road to use in order to remember their loved ones in a new way that might make them feel happy to have so ya'll might as well get used to the idea of this happening in one fashion or another.

YouGotLucky
May 15th 2012

946 Comments


I won't. It would probably make me more depressed to be honest. How could you be happy with a fake recreation of someone.

Storm In A Teacup
May 15th 2012

12703 Comments


I wouldn't myself lol

deathofasalesman
May 15th 2012

5824 Comments


Like my comment if you sang "WE WILL RE-CRE-ATE YOU!" in your head.

Tehe rate and subscribe!

SabertoothMonocle
May 15th 2012

493 Comments


whar es liek butotn

VanitySeason
May 15th 2012

396 Comments


yeah, if this becomes more popular they'll definitely bring back the king of poop

*budumtss*

cryMore
May 15th 2012

469 Comments


"Like my comment if you sang "WE WILL RE-CRE-ATE YOU!" in your head."

I so did that, although it didn't go as smoothly

rockandmetaljunkie
May 15th 2012

3302 Comments


shame.....

rockandmetaljunkie
May 15th 2012

3302 Comments


Money makes the world go around.

TheNotrap
May 15th 2012

8042 Comments


Don't know what to think about this...


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