Contrary to recent reports, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are not at work on a new album with leftover vocal tracks from the late Freddie Mercury. Ultimate Classic Rock had reported that May and Taylor were looking at demo tracks recorded before Mercury’s death in 1991.
“I’ve got to tell you, there won’t be an album,” the Queen drummer told Ultimate Classic Rock (via NME). “There’s just not enough and the last thing I want to do is have a sort of barrel-scraping exercise.”
However, May and Taylor have been involved with some tracks Mercury and Michael Jackson recorded together.
“There’s a couple of great tracks that Freddie recorded with Michael Jackson that Brian and I are working on and they are good,” Taylor said. “So at some point they will surface I think when we feel it’s a good moment. I don’t really want to ride any sort of wave there. So that’s an interesting thing, but that will be probably later some point next year.”