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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 began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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