|GRANTLAND.com: Hollywood Prospectus|
The 40-city [reunion] tour will take the band's members to bigger venues than in recent years, including headlining performances at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. To honor Carl and Dennis Wilson's contributions (Dennis died in 1983, [Carl in 1998]), the band will play alongside videos of the late founding Beach Boys during a tribute in the show. "We haven't gotten the holograms together yet," joked [David] Marks, referencing the hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur that appeared at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier in April. [Itals ours because, duh, come on].
Taylor says he'll never play alongside any similar image of the late Freddie Mercury. "I don't think I want to," Taylor told Billboard.com during a conference call with reporters to promote The Queen Extravaganza road show, which launches its eight-week run on May 26 in Quebec City. "Were somebody (else) to use a hologram of Freddie, I would have no objection... It just doesn't sit too well with me. I don't want to appear with a hologram of my dear friend. It's the real one or no hologram for me."