Michael Jackson - Llama Killed Freddie Mercury's Michael Jackson Dreams

Michael Jackson's llama wrecked Freddie Mercury's dreams of recording a hit duet with the King of Pop - because the QUEEN star didn't like working in a studio with an overgrown pet.

The tragic Bohemian Rhapsody singer made a friend of Jackson in the early 1980s and the two superstars plotted to work together, but things hit a snag when the Thriller hitmaker insisted on showing up to work with his llama.

In a new Dvd expose of Mercury's solo career, the late star's manager Jim 'Miami' Beach says, "They got on well except for the fact that I suddenly got a call from Freddie, saying, 'Miami, dear, can you get on over here... You've got to get me out of here. I'm recording with a llama... I've had enough and I want to get out."

And it seems Mercury lived to regret walking away from the project - in a lost interview recovered for the new Dvd, Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, he says, "I think one of the tracks would have been on the Thriller album if I had finished it, but I missed out."

The expose features a snippet of a demo Jackson and Mercury recorded for a song titled There Must Be More To Life.

Director Rhys Thomas' Mercury movie also features new interviews with the singer's Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor, Spanish diva Montserrat Caballe, who teamed up with the rock star for an operatic album, and friends and associates of the late Another One Bites the Dust hitmaker, as well as rare footage of Mercury performing with the Royal Ballet and lost Tv chats.


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Aidan_81's picture

Aidan_81

Why so much negative in comments? I find the story fun! First - yes, Freddie is a huge star and 1 of the most powerful vocalists ever. He was huge in 80s. Then we have young MJ in his early 20s - yes, he LOVED animals, they were the ones he could trust, and it's not a secret he enjoyed bringing them with him - he clearly got kicks out of making ppl meet Muscles, Bubbles or Louie. I adore animals myself, and if I could afford a llama - I would! They are beautiful, would show it around as well :) And while Freddie was a real rock star, used to wild parties, he clearly wasn't ready to record at mini-zoo, maybe he didn't like llamas or was intimidated by Louie's stare, who knows? LOL. Fact is he was not ready to sing with a llama in the room. Maybe MJ thought that would be fun to "trick" Freddie like that, for shock value? What can possibly shock a rocker on top of his game, a man who saw it all? Louie the llama )))

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augustar

someone here doesnt know who Freddie Mercury was. He was the legend of classic rock you idiots!

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shock

he should've fell on his knees thereafter and thanked God for allowing him to walk on the same soil as Michael.

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jo98b

There is a duet of unreleased songs coming out this year of Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson. But if Freddy Mercury did not finish the tracks because of Louie the llama it was a his problem.

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riga

Let Michael Jakson Rest in Peace, we cannot verify these stupid stories.

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