Queen to set release Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duets in 2012
from the "NME".
are set to release a series of duets that their former frontman Freddie Mercury
recorded with Michael Jackson
Guitarist Brian May
has revealed that Michael Jackson
's estate have given the band permission to release a series of duets which they recorded with the late singer during the 1980s.
He told the Evening Standard
: "Michael [Jackson] used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States. He and Freddie became close friends, close enough to record a couple of tracks together at Michael's house, tracks which have never seen the light of day."
Asked when they will come out, May
replied: "(They'll be ready) in the next year. We've been talking to Jackson's estate and they're happy."
have previously announced plans to release a new album of old demos featuring Mercury
, with May
revealing that he had been going through the band's old material with drummer Roger Taylor
to compile a selection of unreleased tracks for a forthcoming LP. It is unknown whether the Jackson duets will be released as part of this or not.