Brian May suggests he is working on a new Queen album featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals

Guitarist says 'a number of things have come to light' which could lead to a full release

Brian May suggests he is working on a new Queen album featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals

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A number of duets recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson could now become part of a new Queen album, Brian May has claimed.

Earlier this year it wasreported 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 (September) with Heart, May revealed that an album in the style of the 1995 Queen album '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."

Mercury and Jackson worked together 30 years ago in California but failed to release anything substantial as they could not secure time to record further tracks.

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.

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