New Freddie Mercury? It Could Happen!

 

We could be hearing more Freddie Mercury? And a “sequel” to “We Will Rock You?” Yes, Please!

 

 

 

Queen guitarist Brian May revealed plans for a new Queen album featuring unreleased Freddie Mercury vocals from the Eighties. “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.”

 

Freddie Mercury of Queen performs

 

Asked what his favorite Queen song ever recorded was, May said the answer changes every time, but “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.

 

May revealed the album will “probably” be called Queen Forever, with the material primarily taken from the Eighties “when we were in full flight.” “It’s a compilation but it will have this new material on which nobody in the world has ever heard and I think people will really enjoy it,” said the guitarist. “It’s the big, big epic sound. It wouldn’t have been if we hadn’t have done this restoration job. We only had scraps, but knowing how it would’ve happened had we finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”

 

 

The guitarist also admitted that he has “secretly and quietly workshopped” a follow-up to We Will Rock You, the wildly successful musical based on the band’s songs. “We are working on a sequel, yes,” said May. “In fact, we’ve already very secretly and quietly workshopped, which means you stand it up and get people to sing it and act it. Everybody loved it, so we’re looking for a theatre and we hope to have a sequel out there at some point. More than this, I cannot say. It’s a little naughtier than the first one.” We Will Rock You author Ben Elton will return for the sequel.

 

 

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