QUEEN SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM OF UNRELEASED FREDDIE MERCURY TRACKS

Queen bandClassic rock icons Queen are set to release a brand new album of previously unreleased studio material with Freddie Mercury vocals. In a recent interview with BBC Radio, guitarist Brian May revealed that he is putting together the tracks with material from the vault. It started when May was asked what his favorite Queen song ever to be recorded was. May replied that while answer changes every time he’s asked, he stated, “My favorite at the moment is ‘Made in Heaven’, which was never a single but it’s the title track off the [1995] album we made after Freddie was gone with all the pieces that were left.” Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991. May added, “I’ve just been doing something very similar because we found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they’re quite beautiful. People will be hearing this work toward the end of the year.” Queen are one of the greatest bands in music history. To date, they have sold over 300 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Queen were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2003. Throughout their illustrious career, the band has released 18 #1 albums.

This summer, Queen will be hitting the road for a massive arena trek with vocalist AdamQueen Lambert Lambert. Lambert first performed with Queen in 2009 on the season finale of American Idol, rocking out a version of “We Are The Champions”. Since then, Lambert has accompanied the band at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland in 2011, three sold-out shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, as well as one-off shows across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. From 2004-2009, Bad Company front man Paul Rogers toured with the band extensively as Queen + Paul Rodgers. There is no word yet on whether or not original bassist John Deacon will join the band for the tour. Deacon last performed with Queen in 1997, and he did not join the band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2001, the Queen + Paul Rogers Tour, or the band’s performance at the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in London during the summer of 2012. – by Matt Bishop (@The_MattBishop) (Bottom Right Photo Courtesy of George Chin/WENN)

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