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Queen's Freddie Mercury to make on-stage 'appearance'

Queen singer Freddie Mercury is seen in this undated file photo.

May 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Freddie Mercury will make an on-stage appearance post-mortem, but not quite in the same way rapper Tupac made his Coachella comeback.

Queen guitarist Brian May told the BBC Mercury will "appear" on stage Monday night during a special performance of the musical, "We Will Rock You," as an optical illusion, not a hologram.

A hologram of Tupac Shakur at Coachella last month made headlines around the world. May told the BBC it's unfortunate there was a hologram performance before the Mercury performance.

He says Queen has been working for a long time to bring Mercury back to the stage.