Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that a duet featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson will be released as a new Queen record in 2012.

May told London’s Evening Standard that the song was recorded at Michael Jackson’s house in the late 80s. “Michael used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States. He and Freddie became close friends, close enough to record a couple of tracks together at Michael’s house, tracks which have never seen the light of day,” he told the newspaper.

He also confirmed that the Jackson estate have approved the release.

Queen have been going through old unreleased records of Freddie Mercury and now have enough material to release a new Queen record featuring Freddie Mercury vocals next year.

The Jackson track may be released on the new record.