Freddie Mercury always made Queen his principal creative focus, releasing only a few stand-alone singles, one solo album and a duet project with operatic soprano Montserrat Caballe before his 1991 death from AIDS complications. In fact, Mercury returned to complete a Queen album during the sessions for his 1985 debut 'Mr. Bad Guy,' releasing a No. 10 U.K. solo hit with 1984's "Love Kills" in the meantime. But when it finally appeared, 'Mr. Bad Guy' became a U.K. Top 10 hit as well, producing a single in "I Was Born to Love You" that also went to No. 11 overseas. 'Barcelona,' recorded in 1988 with Caballe, grew out of a song project Mercury undertook after Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Olympics. That initial Caballe duet eventually evolved into a full-length studio project. Since his sad passing, Mercury's solo debut has proven to be a treasure trove for posthumous Queen releases. Two tracks were later updated by Queen's remaining members for 1995's 'Made in Heaven.' A discarded collaboration with Michael Jackson from the 'Mr. Bad Guy' sessions ended up on 2014's 'Queen Forever,' as did the single "Love Kills."
How Freddie Mercury Teased Elton John Backstage at Live Aid
Queen frontman criticized old friend’s hat after being complimented over iconic performance.
Watch Freddie Mercury's Once-Banned 'Living on My Own' Video
Clip filmed at his 39th birthday party wasn't shown because his label president complained of "perceived promiscuity."
New Freddie Mercury 'Never Boring' Box Set Announced
Queen singer's solo career will be chronicled in five-disc collection.
Brian May: Lambert a Marvel, Mercury Impersonator Would Be Awful
Queen guitarist makes point for “people who haven’t stopped to think clearly.”
Freddie Mercury’s ’Time’ Could Have Been Queen Song
Writer Dave Clark recalls 1986 track that’s been released in new version, after he tried to make it happen for decades.
Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury Nearly Appeared in 'Rocketman'
Dexter Fletcher, who directed both 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Rocketman,' admits he had an idea for the cameo.
Spinal Tap Say Guns N’ Roses Sabotaged Freddie Mercury Tribute
Actors behind iconic mockumentary won’t name band member who they believe messed up Christopher Guest’s amp.
How Freddie Mercury’s Loved Ones Share ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Income
Disposal details of Queen icon’s will means sister Kashmira Bulsara and best friend Mary Austin receive millions.