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Queen frustrated over Mercury duet with Jackson

Queen drummer Roger Taylor says Michael Jackson's estate have been "difficult" to deal with over the release of his duet with Freddie Mercury.

The band hope to include it on upcoming album Queen Forever, but the King of Pop’s estate are said to be dragging their feet over granting permission.

Asked if the track will be launched this year, Taylor tells the London Evening Standard: “Yes – if we could get a decision from the Michael Jackson estate, who seem to be, well, difficult. William Orbit did a really nice mix of one of our tracks with Michael and I’m pretty certain that will be on Queen Forever. But it’s been like wading through glue.”

Queen Forever will be made up of material from the Queen archive, which includes at least one song featuring the vocals of both Jackson and Mercury.

Taylor adds: “I’m not quite sure what’s on it yet. We’ve got some great new tracks that haven’t been heard and there’s an interesting selection of older stuff.”

Queen are currently on tour with American Idol star Adam Lambert.

Stef manned the news desk between 2014-2016 and not only was he a font of knowledge on his favourite band Pixies, but he also played bass in UK rock favourites Logan. He has since emigrated to his beloved Canada.