Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year. Photo: Associated Press

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year.

In 2009 it emerged that the former Queen frontman had recorded several songs with the Thriller hitmaker in the 1980s which had remained undiscovered for more than 20 years.

Now Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed three of the songs will finally be officially released to the public for the first time in the autumn, according to The Times newspaper.

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Packard’s Owner Condemns City Council Support for Hotel Unionization

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

At last night's Council meeting, the owner of Packard's directly addressed City Council President Bill Dwight and Ward 3 Councilor Ryan O'Donnell condemning their choice to march with hotel workers to deliver a message of an intent to unionize, to Hotel Northampton owner Mansour Ghalibaf.