The group has unearthed tracks they had forgotten about
Queen guitarist Brian May confirms that the band is considering a second full length posthumous album with Freddie Mercury. The legendary guitarist told iHeartRadio that he, along with drummer Roger Taylor and retired bassist John Deacon, has enough unreleased material in the vaults to release another full length LP with the late singer.
“We thought we’d exhausted everything that was around and could be worked on, but since then a number of things have come to light from various sources that we’d just plain forgotten about, including the stuff with Freddie and Michael Jackson,” May says. “Just a couple of weeks ago, we thought: Maybe we shouldn’t be just working on bits and pieces? Maybe we should be heading towards an album? It just might be.”
The band’s last album with Mercury was 1995’s Made In Heaven which consisted of the singer’s final recordings paired with archived tracks and reconstructed Mercury solo songs.
Music-News.com reports that unreleased collaborations with David Bowie, Andy Gibb, and Rod Stewart, along with the rumored Michael Jackson duet “Victory,” which remains unheard, could be included in the album.
Queen’s last full length album was The Cosmos Rocks in 2008 with Paul Rodgers. They are currently playing live dates with American Idol alum Adam Lambert, and will next take the stage at the iHeartRadio Festival on September 20th and 21st in Las Vegas.
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