Michael Jackson/Freddie Mercury duets to be released

By | Published on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Michael Jakcson & Freddie Mercury

A sequence of ‘lost’ duets by Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, recorded at Jackson’s Californian home studio 30 years ago, is set to be released later this year.

Hinting via The Times at a potential trio of tracks dating back to 1983 – when Mercury and Jackson collaborated for a time, but ultimately failed to make anything ‘official’ of it – Queen man Brian May told the paper that “something for folks to hear” will be available in the autumn.

Meanwhile Jim ‘Miami’ Beach, Queen’s then-manager, has revealed that the two pop stars’ collaboration ended when Mercury tired of Jackson’s eccentricities, and in particular when the king of pop let a llama into the studio. He recalled: “Mercury rang me and said: ‘Miami, dear, can you get over here? You’ve got to get me out of here, I’m recording with a llama'”.