The legendary rock band confirmed they are working on lost tapes of Freddie including rare collaboration with Jacko
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed that lost Freddie Mercury songs – including a 1983 collaboration with Michael Jackson – have been discovered and are set to be released.
The Seventies and Eighties rock band famed for classics like Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga and It’s a Kind of Magic are set to delight fans with brand new songs written by frontman Freddie who died in 1991.
Guitarist Brian May told Mojo magazine: “There’s more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive. I’m a little nervous of saying there’s an album there, but there’s certainly a few tracks… We’ve found some Freddie vocals, some demos.”
Drummer Roger Taylor confirmed the findings, telling Classic Rock magazine: “Brian especially has been active working on old tracks. A couple of tracks that Freddie did with Michael Jackson.
“They’ve been hanging around for years and years and Michael’s estate haven’t really been able to make their mind up about what to do with them.
“So we suggested we finish them and see. They’re pretty good – one of them is great.”
Queen were formed in 1970 by Mercury, Taylor, May and bass player John Deacon. Their 1975 album A Night at the Opera included the iconic anthem Bohemian Rhapsody.
They followed it up with 1977 album News of the World which included stadium rock classics We will Rock You and We Are the Champions.