Queen release new single for AIDS Day

You can download 'Say It's Not True' for free

Queen have released a new single for free to mark World AIDS Day tomorrow (December 1).

The band, whose lead singer Freddie Mercury died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991, have been in the studio with Paul Rodgers recording ‘Say It’s Not True’, their first new song in 10 years.

“By making the song available for free, we hope to help Nelson Mandela with his campaign to get across the message that no one is safe from infection,” drummer Roger Taylor said in a statement.

“We have to be aware, we have to protect ourselves and those we love. The song follows the line of Mr Mandela’s personal message: ‘It’s in our own hands to bring a stop to this’.”

Taylor wrote ‘Say It’s Not True’ as a gift to Mandela, and originally performed it for him in 2003 with Brian May and Dave Stewart at the inaugural 46664 concert in Cape Town.

The new studio recording of the track is currently available as a free download on the band’s website.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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