Recorded in 1983, the recordings were part of a planned duets record that was scrapped because Michael Jackson weirded Freddie Mercury out by bringing a llama to the studio.
Because you needed to start your week out with a healthy dose of WTF, NME broke the news that three heretofore-unreleased duets between Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be coming out this fall. Recorded in the early 1980s, the tracks were meant to be the first part of an album of duets betwen the two singers; however, their relationship soured when—and we are not kidding about this—Michael Jackson weirded Freddie Mercury out by bringing a llama to the studio. Yes, a llama. According to an interview conducted with the Times of London, Queen's former manager claims that Mercury called him up and said, "Can you get over here? You've got to get me out of here, I'm recording with a llama." Which is just fantastic.