Queen to release secret Michael Jackson sessions next year

Queen are set to release a series of duets featuring their late frontman, Freddy Mercury, and Michael Jackson next year.

Queen are set to release a series of duets featuring their late frontman, Freddy Mercury, and Michael Jackson next year.

According to guitarist Brian May, band have been given permission by the Jackson’s estate to release the tracks which were recorded at the singer’s home in the 1980s.

"Michael used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States,” he told The Evening Standard. “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."

"They'll be ready [for release] in the next year,” May added. “We've been talking to Jackson's estate and they're happy."

In related news, there could be another Queen album in the works, too. The band are planning to work on new material using vocal sessions they recorded with Mercury prior to his death in 1991.