Queen to Release Never-Before-Heard Freddie Mercury Fronted Tracks

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Posthumous albums must be a ll the rage this year because the remaining member of Queen have revealed plans to release an album with tracks featuring Freddie Mercury that previously were unreleased. 

In an interview with BBC Radio, guitarist Brian May revealed the plans and that the compilation would be titled, Queen Forever and will probably be released by the end of the year. 

According to May, some of the tracks can be traced as far back as the 1980s. In the interview, he also unveiled that he and fellow bandmate, Roger Taylor will be heading up the restoration process for the songs. “We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps,” May explained. “But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”

Previously, May had also revealed plans to release a never-before-released track that featured a collaboration between Mercury and Michael Jackson. So far, the track still has not been released, but there might be a chance that the song will appear on the upcoming compilation. 

While nothing will ever be as “epic” as having Freddie Mercury in the flesh, the band have gone ahead and kept on going and will be heading out on tour this Summer with former American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert. This won’t be the first time that the former reality television show contestant has performed with the rest of the iconic band. Lambert performed with Queen on American Idol and went on a short tour with them across the pond. And no, according to Lambert, he has no intention of replacing one of his idols.

Check out their upcoming tour dates below. 

2014 QUEEN featuring ADAM LAMBERT TOUR:

06/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
06/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/23 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
07/25 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/22 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
08/26 – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
08/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
09/01 – Brisbane AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Watch Adam Lambert and Queen at iHeartRadio

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Remember how happy we were last week when we announced that fun. would be performing alongside the remaining members of Queen and Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this past weekend. Well, we were definitely excited even though we weren’t able to make it to Las Vegas (or the festival for that matter) to give you a firsthand encounter of the event.

The same night after the show, Lambert actually took to his Twitter to give fans the chance to watch the performance of that evening even if they couldn’t make it to Sin City themselves.

The video from the show can be seen below (FYI, you can forward to the 11:10 mark to see the beginning of fun. joining in on the show).

Fun. Meets Queen at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Fun. frontman, Nate Ruess might have been suffering from some vocal conditions last week which left him unavailable to perform at a festival with Mumford & Sons, but it looks like things are looking up just in time for the singer.

It was reported that the “We Are Young” crooner and the rest of his band, will be appearing with classic rock icons, Queen, during the iHeartRadio Music Festival tomorrow. The show, which has now become an annual event with some of the biggest artists in music taking to the stage will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena, will be taking over Las Vegas for the next two days.

Billboard reported that an inside source had seen Ruess rehearsing with Brian May and Roger Taylor on some tracks including “Somebody to Love” and “Fat Bottomed Girls” this past Tuesday, September 17.

Ruess isn’t the only musician that has joined Queen in the past; one of the most famous musicians to have joined the band is former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. For quite sometime, the former reality TV show contestant had been filling the frontman position and will be resurrecting that role during Queen’s performance at the music festival.

The festival is slated to start tomorrow and for the first time ever, will feature a Fan Village officially named  the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village which will include performances by Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, AWOLNATION, Pete Tong, Twenty One Pilots and Jason Derulo.

Friday’s performers on the main stage will include  Katy Perry, Elton John, Keith Urban, J. Cole, Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown and Benny Benassi while Saturday’s line up will feature  Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw and Bruno Mars and many more.

Who else is looking forward to Fun. and Queen maybe performing “We Are Young” together?