Michael Jackson recorded songs with Freddie Mercury

Brian May says the pair collaborated on tracks in the late 80s

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Michael Jackson and late Queen singer Freddie Mercury recorded some songs together after they became friends in the 80s, says Queen’s Brian May writing on his blog this week.

Mercury and Jackson became “close enough to record a couple of tracks together at Michael’s house, tracks which have never seen the light of day,” explained May.

He also attributes their US No.1 hit in 1980 to Jackson; “It was Michael who heard “Another One Bites The Dust” when he came to see us on The Game tour and told us we were mad if we didn’t release it as a single.”

May has also paid tribute to the superstar pop singer, who died last week (June 25), saying: “I think the world is a more colourful place thanks to Michael’s work … he was a truly wonderful performer at his peak. I think he qualifies as a great artist; he devoted his whole body and soul to his art.

I only hope he passed away in happiness, in great hopes and anticipation of his glorious comeback tour. RIP Michael”

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