Frontman Nate Ruess performs Freddie Mercury's vocals live in Lass Vegas
US band Fun. joined Queen on stage this weekend in Las Vegas, with frontman Nate Ruess performing Freddie Mercury’s vocals on ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’.
Queen performed on the same bill as Muse, Elton John and Katy Perry at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday (September 20) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Adam Lambert also played with the group, joining Brian May and Roger Taylor on ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.
The festival’s second day on Saturday brought performances from Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Miley Cyrus and more.
Brian May recently claimed that a number of duets recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson could now become part of a new Queen album. Earlier this year it was reported that around three tracks Mercury and Jackson recorded in 1983 will be made available to fans. Speaking in July, Queen guitarist Brian May said there will be, “something for folks to hear” in two months time.
However, in an interview recorded earlier this month with Heart, May revealed that an album in the style of the 1995 Queen LP ‘Made In Heaven’, pieced together after Mercury’s death in 1991, could be in the pipeline. “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,” said May. “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.”
Meanwhile, actor Sacha Baron Cohen recently pulled out of the lead role in the forthcoming Freddie Mercury biopic. The Borat star had been attached to star as Mercury since September 2010.