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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen guitarist Brian May is angry after “music thieves” exploited Michael Jackson’s death by releasing previously unheard tracks by Jackson and Queen’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on the Internet.

Jackson and Mercury worked together in the 1980s on a number of tracks that have never been heard officially by the public.

May revealed the existence of the songs last week, saying: “He [Jackson] used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States.

“He and Freddie became close friends, close enough to record a couple of tracks together at Michael’s house, tracks which have never seen the light of day.”
But May has been left incensed after two tunes by the pair, State Of Shock and There Must Be More To Life Than This, ended up on YouTube.

May fumed: “The music thieves at work as usual.”
Out of respect to May, we won’t give you the links to the abovementioned tracks.

But we must admit we have done a sneaky YouTube search ourselves… and it turns out one version of State Of Shock was posted all of three years ago.

Hmm. Maybe not a cast-iron case of the vultures circling after all…

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/brian-may-incensed-by-leaked-jacksonmercury-tracks/


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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...amd a familiar sounding voice wispers "property of queen produktion..."



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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The tracks: State of Shock and There Must Be More To Life...   have been on YouTube for years! 
- no vultures just interest

Dr B really needs to cool his jets!
Maybe it's the loss of potential revenue for Queen Productions that's got his gander up!

Get a life B




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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's... He's a bit late isn't he? Most Queen fans, (and I imagine Jacko fans?) have had these songs for years.

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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He is right though.

The music thieves ARE at work.They are here XD XD


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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

He's... He's a bit late isn't he? Most Queen fans, (and I imagine Jacko fans?) have had these songs for years.

Indeed. Some people even think the existence of those songs was unknown until Bri posted his obituary for Michael.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote:



 



Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:



He's... He's a bit late isn't he? Most Queen fans, (and I imagine Jacko fans?) have had these songs for years.


Indeed. Some people even think the existence of those songs was unknown until Bri posted his obituary for Michael.
one of the journo's for the Daily Express reads Brians soapbox on a regular basis and made a big deal of it over the 2 tracks in the newspaper after
a] jacko died
b] brian first made a mention of it

apart from quoting Brian word for word [and not giving Brian any credit] the journo was treating it as if the tracks had never seen the light of day until then..










isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes we've had them for years. Also it is obvious why they haven't been released commercialy. One thing that gets me about Brian, though - is why did he release 'Too much love will kill you' when there was obviously a full version of Freddie singing it, when we only though there was half a version of Freddie singing it.
This would have been a very welcome surprise to the 'Made in heaven' album, as there was only 5 real new songs on it. Why waste a full vocal track from Freddie.
 If he even looks at a song he wants a writing credit, like 'Dragon attack' - Why can't he show more humility like Roger, Freddie and John?


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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never realized that uploading and downloading bootlegs that have never been for sale by the music industry was considered thievery ... How the music industry can equate bootlegging with piracy is beyond me ...


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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. May is worry about the stolen singles NOW that Mr. Jackson Passed away, sorry Mr. May and Queen you lost the oportunity to make easy money... I am the biggest fan of Queen but is sad that he is worry about money and the credits, take a look at his website, this dissapoint me.. a short reference to Mr. Jackson. and no pictures on it...
One question Queen and Michael dindt have good relations?? so as long as I saw no memorial messages in the website Queenworld and Queenonline only the sad message of Mr. Brian...



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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got an idea!!
if Brian is so worried about making money and If they have the multitracks.... Brian and Roger could record guitars and drums and do a whole new version with new arrangements like they did with all the songs in Made in heaven!!! .
Imagine that!!, it would be like QUEEN + MICHAEL JACKSON   (almost Queen, i don't think john deacon would want to participate in this. But that fact never stopped brian and roger to call themselves Queen).
So BIG BIG MONEY OPPORTUNITY on this!! : "Old school Queen plus Michael Jackson"!

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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or what's even juicier: they can now say Adam Lambert, Pixie Lott, Katy Perry and Demi Lovato were Freddie's AND Michael's favourite singers.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

! Made in Heaven II, including these single in any album but with Michael Alive so now after dead... come on... I read in a forum in Michael´s one that if Michael have the original teaser he probably put them on one of his albums, SO.. I dont know what happened, Queen lost a big opportunity as Michael to release these singles...



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Posted: 08 Jul 09, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So we listened to these Singles THEY ARE GREAT! so they will release these one when both of the singer were DEAD come on.. check this out is a forum of Michael:

http://mjhideout.com/forum/enciclopedia-mj/22294-historia-de-michael-jackson-freddie-mercury.html



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Posted: 09 Jul 09, 00:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



horse feathers wrote:

Yes we've had them for years. Also it is obvious why they haven't been released commercialy. One thing that gets me about Brian, though - is why did he release 'Too much love will kill you' when there was obviously a full version of Freddie singing it, when we only though there was half a version of Freddie singing it.


Are you asking why he put it on his album?
Brian released it on his solo album when it was rejected, for whatever reason for the miracle. It’s Brians song, he wrote it.  If you’re asking why Brian didn’t use Freddie’s take on back to light, it’s because it’s Brian’s album.

They were searching everywhere for anything sung by Freddie to bulk out Made in Heaven, so they used the queen version. making the queen version a cover of Brians solo song.





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Posted: 09 Jul 09, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't fathom this, it's not even a news story.  The fact that Freddie might've sung on "There Must Be More To Life Than This" doesn't at all promote it about the level of 'aimless cheesy Michael Jackson nonsense'.  It's about as listenable as a cheeseburger stuffed with horse cum.

Same goes for State of Shock, but since the world has already endured that one; why do people have a fascination for doing it again??

Brian, don't worry; I'm a proud music thief, and I stole copies of these two songs many years ago, but you can have them back.  Seriously.


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MadeInMadhouse wrote:

So we listened to these Singles THEY ARE GREAT! so they will release these one when both of the singer were DEAD come on.. check this out is a forum of Michael:

http://mjhideout.com/forum/enciclopedia-mj/22294-historia-de-michael-jackson-freddie-mercury.html

according to the thread in your link, Another One Bites The Dust was WRITTEN FOR AND OFFERED TO Michael Jackson, but then Jacko and Quincy Jones refused the song and suggested Queen to record it, as it was meant to be a huge hit. Okay, okay ....  next, please ?








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Posted: 09 Jul 09, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M'eh - I dunno.

I'm a big fan of Brian May, but I tend to agree with what everyone is saying here...these tracks have been out there for a number of years so for someone like Brian [who is very internet-savvy] NOT to know about them until now is sort of unbelievable.

To me, this has just as much value as if Brian were to be upset about any bootlegs related to the upcoming (hopefully) Hammersmith '75 DVD. He must know that there are bootlegs out there of this concert yet he's spending the time to PROPERLY remaster the footage. Perhaps this isn't as much of an issue because the Hammy '75 was broadcast on the BBC (I believe?) so much like Milton Keynes, it only needs a proper 'clean-up' for the purposes of QPR.

I think it all boils down to money. Brian May is most likely upset that these unreleased tracks were put out there - and now that MJ is "gathering dust" he has lost the opportunity to be the first out of the gate with them. It's a shame that this couldn't have been done before this year but it's my understanding that the MJ estates didn't want them released for whatever reason...I seem to recall there was anticipation back in the late 90's or early 00's about an MJ boxed set which never materialized.

In spite of all of this I still think the MJ/Freddie tracks would be well-served to be given a proper remastering and proper release -- it's not like people WOULDN'T buy the product (*cough*cosmosrocks*cough*) so it'd be a sort of no-brainer money-maker.

Hell - I'd buy it !

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Posted: 09 Jul 09, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really don't understand this full out attack on Brian May in this instance.  The reporters who picked up this story from his web site say he is incensed.  No where on his site does he say he is angry, upset or anything else.  He does say that the "music thieves" are at it again and that he will have more to say later, but it is the press that is trying to create a story, and as usual, if it gives people ammunition to further their agenda they run with it.  Reminds me of Fox News.


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Posted: 09 Jul 09, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got nothing against Dr May's comments, but I do find it ridiculous that some people think nobody knew of those recordings until the day after Michael died. Even Freddie Mercury had commented about them in mid-80's (at least three interviews that I remember), they were also on Phoebe's book, some interviews to Fred's mates, and of course, they'd been issued via internet years ago.

And by the way, the whole AOBtD being for 'Off the Wall' is a very old and very widespread rumour, which is also as fake as Paul's death or the 180 voices in Bohemian Rhapsody.



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.