On 'Catcher In The Rye'...
Scott Colothan

11:00 6th March 2006

Big-haired Queen guitarist Brian May has made a guest appearance on the new Guns N Roses album.

May appears on the track ‘Catcher in the Rye’ which is one of the songs that has already leaked online.

Speaking through brianmay.com's online journal, May admitted that the guitar was played by himself. He said: "'Catcher in the Rye' is a great track. I was pretty surprised to find a mix of it in my inbox this week after all these years. I wonder who leaked this stuff?

”Yes, my guitar is there, nice and crisply recorded. It was a blast doing the sessions. I had flown out to LA specially to play on the record for Axl.

”I've sat on whatever I have or know about these songs ever since that moment out of respect for Axl confidentiality is part of respect for me.

So I will watch with interest. I like the track a lot and always did ... and it still sounds very fresh ... the thing that hits you first is that incredible, incredible voice ... we've been missing it for far too long. Axl is magic."