Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury duets set for release

In an interview with the Evening Standard, guitarist Brian May confirmed that the managers of Michael Jackson’s estate have allowed them to release a series of duets which they recorded with the late singer during the 1980s.

“The Michael Jackson estate are happy for us to go ahead with the music,” May said. “But it’s not something that we can rush.”

The duets were recorded at MJ’s house in 1983 while Queen were touring America.

“Michael [ Jackson ] used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States,” May said. “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.”

He went on to explain: “(They’ll be ready) in the next year. We’ve been talking to Jackson ‘s estate and they’re happy,” he added.

Queen recently announced the upcoming release of an album of old demos.