While Michael Jackson had his own issues with drug addiction that ultimately killed him in 2009, late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury reportedly used so much cocaine in Jackson’s home, it angered the “Thriller” singer.
Lesley-Ann Jones wrote in her biography Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, featuring quotes from the late Mercury:
“He has been a friend of ours for a long while,” explained Mercury, who visited King of Pop Michael Jackson at his mock-Tudor, pre-Neverland mansion on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, Calif. “He used to come and see our shows all the time, and that is how the friendship grew … just think, I could have been on Thriller. Think of the royalties I’ve missed out on!”
“We had three tracks in the can [‘There Must Be More to Life Than This,’ which later appeared on Mercury’s first solo album; ‘Victory,’ which was featured on The Jackson 5’s 1984 comeback album Victory; and ‘State of Shock, which became a Jackson duet with Mick Jagger], but unfortunately they were never finished. They were great songs, but the problem was time — as we were both very busy at that period . We never seemed to be in the same country long enough to actually finish anything completely. Michael even called me to ask if I could complete [‘State of Shock’], but I couldn’t because I had commitments with Queen. Mick Jagger took over instead. It was a shame, but ultimately a song is a song. As long as the friendship is there, that’s what matters.”
Mercury subsequently fell out with Jackson because the U.S. star objected to Mercury taking too much cocaine in his living room.