By: Renee Grant
We could soon be hearing some of the lost sessions recorded when two powerhouse voices collided. Guitarist Brian May says Queen is considering releasing music created during the sessions that led to David Bowie‘s 1981 hit Under Pressure.
While promoting his new book, Queen in 3-D, May talked about recording with Bowie and the tensions that arose in the studio between Bowie and late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Speaking to MojoMagazine, May says Bowie and Mercury “locked horns” during that time, but his focus is on the memories he has of the moment.
“It wasn’t easy because we were all precocious boys and David was very… forceful, yes.
“Freddie and David locked horns, without a doubt. But those are the things that happen in a studio, that’s when the sparks fly and that’s why it turned out so great.
“[They locked horns] in subtle ways, like who would arrive last at the studio. So it was sort of wonderful and terrible. But in my mind, I remember the wonderful now, more than the terrible.
“And not all of what we did in those sessions has ever come to light, so there’s a thought…”
The music could be some of the best we’ve ever heard, considering that both Mercury and Bowie had amazing voices and made magic together on Under Pressure. Let’s all hope the tracks get released sooner rather than later.