The story of George Michael and the supposed replacement of Freddie Mercury in Queen

After the sad death of Freddie Mercury, the rumor that George Michael would take his place in Queen took hold until today. The truth? In Futuro.cl.

After the sad death of Freddie Mercury on November 24, 1991, the famous singer George Michael was part of a rumor that he would be the replacement in the voice of Queen.

But on site Classic Rock, Roger Taylor delivered the official version of this transcendence: “I remember hearing the rumors, but it would not have fit in well. George was not used to working with a live band. When he heard the power behind him in rehearsals, he did not I could believe it. Thought it was on the Concorde or something. “

Additionally, Taylor recalled the Freddie Mercury tribute show after his death. And specifically, about the duet between Elton John and Axl Rose that almost … didn’t happen: “I remember the decision was made that Elton would sing with Axl, which was great, because Axl never showed up for rehearsals. we decide without prior experience, we act on instinct. “

Recall that George Michael participated in the Freddie Mercury tribute show, which took place at the legendary Wembley Stadium, in England.

Queen and Michael

Michael performed three songs with Queen: “39,” “These Are the Days of Our Lives” (featuring Lisa Stansfield) and “Somebody to Love.” The last two tracks appeared on 1993’s Five Live, a Michael and Queen EP that benefited the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

After this release, George Michael stated about the experience of playing with Queen: “It was probably the moment that I feel the most pride in my career. Because it was me living a childhood fantasy. Singing one of Freddie’s songs in front of 80,000 people. It was really strange mixture of incredible pride and true sadness for me. “

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