Michael Jackson and Freddy Mercury Duets to Be Released This Fall

Posted 30 Jul 2013 in Featured, General News, Music, News, Performance

In the last few decades, the number of artists with posthumous catalog releases has exploded. After an artist dies, labels, producers, and even family members have begun releasing previously unheard tracks that went unused during the artist’s lifetime. Since the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, rumors have been flying as to whether or not the iconic entertainer’s catalog would be expanded. As of this fall, fans can rest assured that Jackson’s next release will be a unique and new offering.


Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury

The two iconic performers recorded duets in the early 80’s that are just now being released.

According to music news giant NME, Jackson recorded several duets with Queen frontman Freddy Mercury during 1983. These recordings were never released to the public and have only been heard by a handful of people.


The tracks were originally supposed to be part of a full length duet album released by the two, but the project was scrapped due to lack of time and tension between the two performers. According to Mercury, Jackson was unreliable and eccentric, even going so far as to bring a llama into the recording studio one day.


Because this release is a collaboration between two of the biggest pop stars in modern music, the songs are slated to be some of the best selling and most popular releases this year. Though an exact release date has yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that the songs will likely appear in music stores and online during September. According to Queen band member Brian May, the songs are emotional and tough to listen to, but still manage to show off the best in both of these legendary performers.



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