Freddie Mercury from Queen making a Michael Jackson-style comeback

Freddie Mercury making a Michael Jackson-style comeback
Freddie Mercury (right) is making a Michael Jackson-style comeback (Picture: Getty)

Freddie Mercury is making a Michael Jackson-style comeback – by releasing a new album from beyond the grave.

The Queen frontman, who died from an Aids-related illness in 1991 aged 45, will be heard on new songs created by the band and overlaid with his digitally mastered voice.

Guitarist Brian May and bandmate Roger Taylor have restored demos from the 1980s that featured Mercury’s vocals and updated them with fresh instrumentation.

‘It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and it’s the big, big epic sound,’ said May about the sound of the album, rumoured to be titled Queen Forever.

‘We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps.

‘But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology,’ he told BBC Radio Wales.

It may be released in time for the Christmas market this year.

Meanwhile, drummer Taylor has discussed how the pair uncovered forgotten tracks Mercury created with Michael Jackson, whose own latest posthumous album, Xscape, topped the British album charts last week.

‘Brian especially has been active working on a couple of tracks that Freddie did with Michael Jackson,’ Taylor told Classic Rock magazine.

‘They’ve been hanging around for 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,’

Taylor revealed. It is unclear if the tracks will feature on the upcoming record.

Queen, who formed in 1970, enjoyed enormous hits with Mercury including Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions. They have continued to record since his death with guest vocalists including Robbie Williams.

27 May 2014 | 9:31 pm – Source:

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