Sunday, September 21, 2014

Queen premiere new Freddie Mercury duet with Michael Jackson

Queen are premiering the new Freddie Mercury duet with Michael Jackson, “There Must Be More to Life Than This.”

“Michael used to come see us a lot,” guitarist Brian May told Rolling Stone late last year. “He was a big big fan, especially of Freddie, and Freddie and Michael got on real real well. Michael was very impressed with our lighting rig, I remember. I can't remember which tour it was. We had pods of lights that moved above the stage that had pilots in them. He said, ‘I'm stealing that,’ and sure enough on the ‘Victory’ tour they had something very similar. But Michael really was very fond of Freddie and sort've idolized him. Michael really felt he wanted to be a rock star.”

As for the song, “He and Freddie worked mainly at Michael's studio,” added May.

“There Must Be More to Life Than This” is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming compilation, “Queen Forever”, due November 10 (Nov. 11 in North America).

The compilation will be available as a 20-track single CD and as an extended 36-track, two-CD set.

Check out the tracklisting here.

Queen recently wrapped up a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand with vocalist Adam Lambert.

See also:

Queen drummer Roger Taylor to release solo compilation
New Queen album features unreleased Freddie Mercury songs
Queen drummer to receive honorary degree from Plymouth University
VIDEO: Queen premiere Killer Queen from Live At The Rainbow ‘74
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