Queen are to record their first studio album in 15 years. The British rockers havenâ€™t laid down any new tracks since the death of their iconic frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991. The bandâ€™s guitarist, Brian May, confirmed: â€œWe have about three weeks booked in the studio at the moment.â€
On the new album, Freddie will be replaced by former Free singer Paul Rodgers.
Brian said: â€œIt was going to be just exploratory to see what happened when Paul and Roger and I were in the same room with a recording machine. But weâ€™re already deep into it and we already have some very good material so Iâ€™m pretty excited about that: itâ€™s very new, very different. There may be enough there to create an album, though itâ€™s early days yet. At the moment itâ€™s just a few tracks but weâ€™ll see how it goes.â€