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Queen confirms new album of unreleased material on the way

Members of the music group Queen Roger Taylor (L) and Brian May (R) with Adam Lambert (C) attend the 'Queen And Adam Lambert' press conference at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2014 in New York City
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Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, has confirmed an album will be released full of unreleased tracks featuring Freddie Mercury at the end of this year. According to May, the LP may be titled “Queen Forever” and states Mercury's vocals go back to the 1980's. The upcoming release may include a previously unheard duet with Michael Jackson, which was recorded in 1983. Speaking about the songs, May told BBC Radio Wales:

"We had to start from scratch. Knowing how it would have happened if we'd finished the songs, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology. It's quite emotional. It's the big, big Queen ballads and the big, big epic sound."

Queen will tour North America starting in June with Adam Lambert, who has been Mercury's replacement since 2012. For tour dates and more information on the upcoming release, visit the Queen website.