While performing "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the opening of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour last Wednesday night in Vancouver, Brian May sported a mask reminiscent of the robot Frank from the cover of their News of the World album.
With many fans wondering what was up, he has taken a stab at explaining as he writes, "Ah! So there’s a video of my cyborg counterpart’s debut performance. Now that the dust has settled, I’m happy that everyone in the arena in Vancouver thought he was me. He needs a little more work. His bends are a little under; evidently he couldn’t hear what he was doing very clearly. Audio feedback is essential in a live situation, even for robots! But soon he will be all perfectly programmed and I will be able to enjoy a quiet drink backstage while he plays the whole show."