From The Vault: Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury Duets To Be Released This Fall

The late frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury, and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, have duets that never saw the light of day…until now.

The Times reports that the two stars recorded three songs in Jackson's Encino, CA home studio in 1983 that will be released this fall. Back in 1983, Jackson told Rolling Stone that Mercury contacted him about the possibility of collaborating on the Jacksons' next album, but due to time conflicts and busy schedules, the two singers couldn’t commit to more music.

The tunes, "There Must Be More To Life Than This," "Victory" (the title of the Jacksons' 1984 album), and "State Of Shock,” are being properly protected and mixed by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor in preparation for their pending release.

The Jackson estate granted May permission to release the recordings back in 2011, and he’s been attempting to tweak and perfect ever since. In a blog post, May described the task of readying the music as being “exciting, challenging, emotionally taxing, but cool.”

It's always exciting to know there's some unreleased Michael Jackson music on its way!