New Queen song with Freddie Mercury vocals to be released

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Queen recently performed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace with Adam Lambert, her longtime replacement for Freddie Mercury

Brian May and Roger Taylor, two of the founders of the legendary rock band Queen, announced that a long lost song Imagine yourself alonefeaturing vocals by the late Freddie Mercury, to be released after it was rediscovered from the vault.

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Along with Adam Lambertthe band’s longtime replacement for Mercury, Queen, performed a number of their biggest hits, including We will Rock You and Don’t stop me now.

That’s all you need to know.

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How was the song discovered?

May, 74, and Taylor, 72, founders of Queen narrated alongside Mercury in 1970 Zoe Ball on Radio 2 that they found the “little gem” after it was “forgotten”.

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Taylor, drummer for Queen, said: “We found a little gem of Freddie that we kind of forgot.”

He further described the song as a “real discovery,” explaining that it was from the Miracle sessions recorded in the late 1980s.

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Roger Taylor (L) and Brian May attend the World Premiere of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at SSE Arena Wembley on October 23, 2018 in London, England (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

Guitarist May added: “It kind of hid in plain sight.

“We’ve looked at it a lot and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really save that.’

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“But actually we went back inside and our wonderful engineering team said, ‘okay, we can do this and that.’ It’s a kind of stitching together of parts.”

May described the song as “beautiful” and “touching,” with Taylor adding that it’s a “very passionate piece.”

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When will it be released?

According to May and Taylor Imagine yourself alone scheduled for release later in the year, sometime in September.

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September 1976: British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs where they were presented silver, gold and platinum records for selling over a million of their hit single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which was No.1 for 9 weeks (photo by Ian Tyas /Keystone/Getty Images)

An exact date for the official release has not yet been announced.

When did Freddie Mercury die?

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Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, is best known as the lead singer of Queen, borrowing his vocals from hits like Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Somebody to Love and We are the winners.

Throughout his high-profile career with Queen, Mercury has been dogged by rumors circulated by the press about his HIV status. It was first reported in 1986 that he had tested positive for the virus, and by 1990 speculation about his health was rife.

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June 5, 1982: Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), lead singer of the ’70s hard rock quartet Queen, in concert in Milton Keynes (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mercury, as well as his inner circle of family, friends and colleagues, denied the stories.

He only publicly confirmed he had HIV the night before his death, but May later confirmed the singer had informed Queen about his diagnosis much earlier.

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In November 1991, Mercury released a statement stating, “Following the tremendous controversy in the press over the past two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have tested positive for HIV and have AIDS.

“I felt it was right to keep this information up to date to protect the privacy of those around me.

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September 3, 1984: British rock group Queen in concert with singer Freddie Mercury (Frederick Bulsara, 1946 – 1991) and guitarist Brian May (Photo by Rogers/Express/Getty Images)

“However, now is the time for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth, and I hope everyone will join me, my doctors and those around the world in the fight against this terrible disease.

“I’ve always been very particular about my privacy and I’m famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand that this policy will continue.”

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Mercury died at his home in Kensington on the evening of November 24, 1991, 24 hours after giving his testimony, aged 45. The cause of death was announced as bronchial pneumonia caused by AIDS.

His funeral took place on November 27, 1991, and according to his wishes, Mercury’s ashes were buried in an undisclosed location.

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