September 19, 2013 18:06

Fun. frontman to perform with Queen

Nate Ruess will appear alongside Brian May and Roger Taylor at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

Fun. frontman to perform with Queen

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Fun frontman Nate Ruess is set to perform vocals with Queen this weekend in Las Vegas.

The singer will reportedly appear with the classic rock band at the iHeartRadio Music Festival tomorrow (September 20) which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Billboard reports that earlier this week Ruess was spotted rehearsing with Brian May and Roger Taylor, playing the tracks 'Somebody to Love' and 'Fat Bottomed Girls'. Adam Lambert will also be singing with the band.

Also on the bill on the opening day of the two day event are Muse, Elton John and Katy Perry, with a standalone set from Fun., whilst Saturday sees 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 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."

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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