Queen will release new tracks which feature Freddie Mercury singing later this year on an album tentatively titled 'Queen Forever'.
The legendary 'We Will Rock You' band's frontman died in 1991, but drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have since carried on with the group and are currently putting together a new album including recordings made with Freddie before he passed away.
Brian told the BBC: ''We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful.
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Queen are planning a new album featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals, including his collaboration with Michael Jackson.
The 'We Will Rock You' band's singer died in 1991 but left behind a number of vocal takes - some of which were used for 1995 album 'Made in Heaven' - which guitarist Brian May is keen to use for another album, including a collaboration with the late Michael Jackson.
Brian told iHeart Radio: ''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.''
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Adam Lambert wants to make an album with Queen after stepping into the late Freddie Mercury's shoes on their European tour.
Adam Lambert wants to make an album with Queen.
The former 'American Idol' contestant has been singing with the group live in place of the late Freddie Mercury this summer, and is keen to record new material with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
When asked by UK radio station Capital FM if he would make a record with the group, he said: ''Yeah, I mean, I would love to work with them in any capacity in the future. I don't think I would turn any offer down.
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The floating festival departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 10 January (13) for a four-day cruise to Haiti and back.
Also making the trip: Bachman & Turner, 38 Special, The Marshall Tucker Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and Molly Hatchet, among others.
Monies raised on the cruise will benefit The Native American Heritage Association.
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Adam Lambert has claimed that he'll be fronting a reunited Queen as it was reported that the rock legends will be headlining the UK's Sonisphere Festival this coming summer. As frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury established himself as one of the greatest singing icons of the 20th century, with truly legendary moments including playing to hundreds of thousands of people in Rio De Janeiro in the early 1980s and two notable performances at London's Wembley Stadium, as part of the African poverty fundraiser Band Aid in 1985 and then again for their own headlining show a year later. His death in 1991 from complications with the sexually transmitted virus AIDs was mourned the world over.
Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May have since experimented with a handful of different front men over the past twenty years (bassist JOHN DEACON left the band following Mercury's death,) with former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers perhaps being the most successful during his tenure between 2005 and 2009. Now the UK's Daily Star claims that former 'American Idol' winner Adam Lambert will be stepping into the role on a more permanent basis following his appearance with Taylor and May at the MTV EMA Awards last Autumn.
"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of," said Lambert. Of course, no one can truly replace Mercury, and the former reality show winner claimed that he's well aware of that, insisting "After the Emas, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: 'You can't replace Freddie Mercury.' But I already knew that." Continuing, he added "There's no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That's impossible. The way I'm choosing to view it is that it's a great honour and one I'm in no way going to shirk." Only Time will tell how long-standing Queen fans accept him.
Queen will headline Europe's Sonisphere festival, with Adam Lambert stepping into late frontman Freddie Mercury's shoes.
Queen will headline Sonisphere festival.
The legendary 'We Will Rock You' group have signed up former American Idol singer Adam Lambert to step into the shoes of late frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, for The Rock festival, which tours across Europe in July.
Adam told the Daily Star newspaper: "The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."
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Queen were awarded the Icon trophy at last night's Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Awards in London.
Queen were awarded the Icon trophy at last night's BMI Awards.
The 'We Will Rock You' group were honoured with the prize in recognition of their success In America by Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) - who collect royalties on behalf of artists - and it was collected by guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor in London.
Brian told BANG Showbiz: "I am very, very happy - it means a lot, I think especially because it is an American award and although we were married to America for such a long time, we never really did much in terms of awards.
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Rodgers took on vocal duties alongside Taylor and guitarist Brian May for five years from 2004 under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers, following the death of original frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991.
The collaboration ended in May, 2009, and the trio hasn't played together since - but now Taylor is keen to reteam with the singer for a "special" event such as the 2012 sporting extravaganza.
Taylor tells Rolling Stone, "I wouldn't rule it out. In fact I read the other day Paul said he wouldn't mind doing something. If something came up as special, we could maybe do that, maybe the Olympics or something.
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Paul Rodgers says he may reunite with Brian May and Roger Taylor to tour again.
Paul Rodgers may tour with Queen again.
The former Free and Bad Company vocalist joined Brian May and Roger Taylor to tour as Queen + Rodger Taylor between 2005 and 2009, and while they have all been working on other projects since, the vocalist hasn't ruled out performing with the band again.
When asked if he would tour again with Queen, Roger said: "We may do. We left it because we all wanted to do different things. We toured the world twice and after the studio album I didn't feel like there was a lot more we could do.
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Paul McCartney is asking famous musicians to record an album of covers of his own tracks and has arranged for The Clash to collaborate with his son James for one of the songs.
Paul reportedly helped arrange for James - who has previously played guitar and drums on some of his solo albums - to record with the 'Friday I'm In Love' rockers for the record.
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