Friday, April 12, 2024

Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury: Here are the Songs They Did Together


Well, well. Everything is on YouTube, isn’t it? Thanks to many Michael Jackson fans, we learned that both of the demos Michael did with Freddie Mercury are already available in their original form. Who knew? (Apparently like half a million people.)

So here are they are. “There Must Be More to Life Than This” is ironic since both singers are no longer with us. That’s the song Queen wants to put out; Freddie wrote it. The estate says they’ll listen to a finished version and decide whether or not to grant permission.

“State of Shock,” belongs to the Jackson estate, which says it will not release it officially.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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