Queen Tabs William Orbit to Produce New Album
Queen is working with William Orbit on a new album featuring previously unreleased vocals by the late Freddie Mercury. The in-demand producer, who has previously worked with Madonna, Britney Spears and Blur, confirmed the news via Twitter.
Unreleased Mercury vocals were also used to produce the 1995 release 'Made in Heaven,' the last Queen album to feature original bassist John Deacon. Mercury died in 1991 from complications related to the AIDS virus. Queen has since released an album with Paul Rodgers, 2008's 'The Cosmos Rocks,' and is touring now with 'American Idol' finalist Adam Lambert. May earlier hinted that new material with Lambert might also find its way onto this forthcoming release.