QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY is disappointed after learning his contribution to the new GUNS N' ROSES album was dropped by frontman AXL ROSE.
May teamed up with the band in 1999 to collaborate on track Catcher N' The Rye for their long awaited new LP, Chinese Democracy, which has been 14 years in the making.
But May recently found out that his efforts have been removed from the final version of the song.
He says, "It is a shame. I was proud of it."
Chinese Democracy is due for release at the end of the month (Nov08).
Still, as the former leader of Oingo Boingo and noted film score composer Danny Elfman says, these things are just some of "life's bitter pills" in the business...
On another note, just to contribute some sour grapes, WHAT ON EARTH DOES AXL ROSE KNOW????? For pity's sake, he fought over the right to use the Guns N' Roses name, and let the entire BAND walk?????? Honestly, Axl may have gotten the 'gold mine', but Slash clearly got the 'gold'!!
Canadian May Fan wrote:
Well what a surprise, Axl Rose acts -- yet again -- like a complete jackoff.
ok, whilst i i admit that Axl is usually a class-A prick, i think YOU are wrong this time. Whether this album is shit or not it's Axl's album - so it's his right of veto as to what's on it and what's not.
also i hardly think you'd be jumping on his case if it was David Gilmour or Angus Young who's work he left out.