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Queen to Release New Album With Unheard Freddie Mercury Songs

There seems to be quite a bit of music coming from the grave these days. Queen have just announced that a new posthumous album will come out before the end of this year that features unreleased songs sung by Freddie Mercury.

In an interview with BBC Radio, guitarist Brian May said that the compilation would likely be titled Queen Forever and will include material from the 1980s. “It is quite emotional,” he said. “It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound.” He and bandmate Roger Taylor are taking care of the restoration process themselves on this …

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Watch: Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”

Hearing Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson on a track together is incredibly exciting and refreshing. It’s unfortunate that they couldn’t collaborate and make a proper video or even perform this live together. Having seen one of the two in concert, I can say that it would be phenomenal.

The newly released video for their song “Love Never Felt So Good,” is as close to that as it’ll ever get again.

But the video is a lot of fun. It features Justin dancing on a stage with multitudes of fans who are clearly fans of both, as they’re dancing to the …

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Listen To A New Michael Jackson Song Produced By Timbaland

Sony Records will be releasing Xscape, a posthumous record from Michael Jackson on May 1. We’ve already been treated to a great new track featuring Justin Timberlake, and today, we can hear “Chicago,” featuring production by Timbaland.

According to the album’s liner notes, the track was recorded around 1999, after Michael heard the song that was written by songwriter Cory Rooney (Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey). The song was supposed to be included on 2001′s Invincible, but was instead saved for later. Timbaland’s inclusion gives the track a more modern feel, and proves that Michael …

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Watch Beck Take On Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”

Last week Beck gave Jimmy Kimmel’s audience a little something extra when the cameras stopped rolling, a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

It’s not the best Jackson cover ever unearthed but Beck seemed to have fun with it, even threw a “Hee-Hee!” into the mix, and the fans seemed to like it. So that’s all that matters, right?

Beck’s on a little break right now after dropping Morning Phase in February, and having just played a string of festivals that included Coachella – he deserves to sit for a minute. In about a month’s time he’ll be back on …

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New Anthem: Michael Jackson Featuring Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”

It’s Friday, which means the weekend is only a few short hours away from welcoming you and your dreams of good times with open arms. The only thing you need at this point is a good soundtrack for the evening, right? Well, now you can cross that off your to-do list as well.

A new song from Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake titled “Love Never Felt So Good” has found its way online ahead of the late singer’s new album release. The track harkens back to the height of ’70s dance pop, which fits Timberlake almost as well as it …

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Michael Jackson’s New Record ‘Xscape’ Drops In May

It’s been almost five years since Michael Jackson passed away, but like many fallen stars, there was of course unreleased material waiting in the wings. So fans can expect new music from the King of Pop when Xscape drops in May.

The album shares its name with one of the 8 tracks on the new record. L.A. Reid, the project’s executive producer, said, “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” adding, “We are extremely proud …

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STREAM: Newly Surfaced Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson Duets

Earlier in the week, Queen guitarist Brian May sent shockwaves across the interwebs with the news that some duets featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson would surface at some point this year.

Well, friends, I am pleased to say that that day has come. You can stream “There Must Be More To Life Than This” and “State of Shock” after the jump.

Notably, there seems to have been some confusion in regards to the release of these songs, as both tunes have actually been floating around the internet for a number of years. Regardless, these tracks are still worth their …

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Michael Jackson Estate Denies New Molestation Accusations

A man by the name of Wade Robson recently filed papers against Michael Jackson’s estate claiming he was molested during the years he spent hanging out around MJ as a youth. The documents Wade’s attorney filed are sealed, so unfortunately they are unavailable to the public at this time. Jackson’s estate has responded calling Wade’s claims against the late singer “outrageous and pathetic.” You can read a quote on the situation from Michael Jackson’s estate lawyer, Howard Weitzman, by taking a look below the jump.

If you are interested in reading the entire article then you can do so by …

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Phoenix Flesh Out The Details Regarding Their New Album ‘Bankrupt!’

Spin has shared some of the details on French indie pop magnates Phoenix’s upcoming album Bankrupt!

Yes, that’s the sweet album artwork to the left. And that’s going to be a wrap on fruit-related wordplay.

Bankrupt! will be released stateside on April 23. The followup to the group’s 2009 breakthrough release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Bankrupt! will be Phoenix’s fifth album and their second with Glassnote Records. The album was produced by longtime collaborator of the group Phillippe Zdar and was mixed on the same board used during the sessions for Michael Jackson’s Thriller (!!!).

Check out the track list …

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LYRIC VIDEO: Breathe Carolina – “Billie Jean”

Rock/pop duo Breathe Carolina have released the lyric video for their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”.

This cover comes off of Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5, which hit stores last month through Fearless Records. If you enjoyed this cover be sure to check out the others by simply heading through the link provided. Watch the lyric video for Breathe Carolina’s cover of “Billie Jean” right here!

Under The Gun Review will continue to bring you more cool news from Breathe Carolina tours, streams, and videos in the near future so stay tuned.…

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Sounds Familiar: Week 7

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write utgjacob@gmail.com with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

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HOLY SH!T: In Fear And Faith Premiere “Billie Jean” Cover

The three-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death passed earlier this week and Rise Records’ In Fear And Faith are paying their respects this morning with the release of a cover of “Billie Jean” that is sure to give you chills. No word yet on when, or if the clip will see the light of day beyond the internet, so for now this gem is one you’ll have to rely on YouTube to enjoy. Click through the jump, prepare yourself to be fucking amazed, and click play.…