Duet tracks of the two arguably greatest performers of all time, King of Pop Michael Jackson
and iconic Queen
frontman Freddie Mercury
, are officially set to drop earlier this fall.
According to the Times report (via NME
), around three songs the duo recorded in 1983 will be released in approximately two months.
Jackson and Mercury made a collaboration three decades ago in California but couldn't see the project through due to a lack of time. Tensions between the two was also present, primarily due to King of Pop's eccentric recording habits.
As Queen manager Jim "Miami" Beach
revealed, Jackson once brought a llama into the recording studio, baffling the Queen singer. "Mercury rang me and said: 'Miami, dear, can you get over here? You've got to get me out of here, I'm recording with a llama,'"
Considering the talent and superstardom status of the two singers, the duets were already met with excitement and enthusiasm from fans and the music world in global.
In related news, actor Sacha Baron Cohen recently quit Freddie Mercury biopic
, leaving the project without its driving force. The "Borat
" star was reportedly unhappy after a series of disagreements with the band over the film's storyline, causing him to scrap the project.
report indicates, "the band wanted to make more of a PG movie about Queen while Cohen was counting on a gritty R-rated tell-all centered around the gifted gay singer."