Freddie Mercury To Be Brought Back To Life

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He was an iconic voice of rock and roll. With his powerful voice and flamboyant stage presence, Freddie Mercury became one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock music. His vocal range, songwriting skills, and ability to connect with audiences made Queen a global phenomenon. 

Though he died over 30 years ago, there’s a new plan to bring the voice of Queen back.

The Sun writes about the plan, but it doesn’t sound like everyone’s quite ready to jump on board.

The company which manages his back catalogue has filed a trademark for his name in 3D and virtual reality.

The move means the Queen frontman, who died 33 years ago, could be digitally recreated to perform on stage, like the ABBA Voyage residency in East London.

Legal papers show the name has been reserved for “immersive 3D virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences” and for “virtual environments.”

The trademark for Mercury Songs Limited also covers video games.

The performance by the digital Freddie Mercury, however, will likely have to be solo affairs. His former bandmates have made it quite clear they have little interest in playing with a hologram. 

Queen guitarist Brian May has stated that the band “very seriously” considered the idea, but ultimately rejected the offer.

“We love to be live and dangerous, that’s it, that’s our emphasis… Now, when we’re all gone, yeah sure, make an ABBA thing about us but while we’re here I want to play live. I don’t want to be a hologram, I want to be me,” the rock legend said.

The Mirror noted, that “currently, two of the original four members of Queen play live – May and drummer Roger Taylor. Since 2011, American singer Adam Lambert has toured with them to sing their hits in place of late Freddie.

Brian said: ‘We’ve messed with stuff like that for Queen… (but) ABBA don’t want to go out and play live anymore, and they never did that much playing live, although they were a wonderful band in the studio. But for us, the live thing is it.’

He added: ‘We have a little bit of stuff with Freddie, I don’t know if you remember but I do Love of My Life generally and Freddie comes in and joins me at the end when we do our live shows. But it’s not a hologram, it’s just sort of old school technology which we kind of like.'”

Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45 in 1991 after a battle with AIDS.

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  1. Do this for ALL BANDS & singers alone since the 50s -80s

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