Contact Us

Roger Taylor Talks About the Freddie Mercury Hologram and the Queen Extravaganza

Roger Taylor
MJ Kim, Getty Images

Queen drummer Roger Taylor put to rest the rumors that Queen, with Freddie Mercury appearing via hologram, would be appearing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, which are taking place in London this summer. In a recent interview, Taylor said the idea was brought up, but ultimately rejected.

“We are involved in the closing [ceremonies],” he told Bo and Jim of KZPS in Dallas. “But no hologram, I’m afraid…We thought about doing it…I certainly wouldn’t want to appear alongside a pretend Freddie. It wouldn’t match up to the real thing.”

Taylor was speaking to the radio station about the Queen Extravaganza tour, which kicked off this weekend in Quebec. The drummer believes it will give fans of the band something special.

“We wanted something that would represent our music in the most brilliant and scintillating way, not just another sort of band just covering our stuff,” he continued. “So, we really wanted to put together the whole package, the whole show, with all the professional people that we know. We have the most unbelieveable range of singers and instrumentalists. And it’s just fantastic.”

Taylor also spoke briefly about the concerts in Europe that he and Brian May are doing as Queen with Adam Lambert, calling it “a sort of experiment.”

Listen to Roger Taylor of Queen

Best Of 96.1 The Eagle

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Classic Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Classic Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.