During the 14 years of the making of Guns N’ Roses “Chinese Democracy”, former Queen guitarist Brian May was one of the special guest guitarists who collaborated with Axl Rose for one of the new songs on “Democracy”. Brian May played guitar on the Gn’R song “Catcher In the Rye” one of the new songs off the new album. Axl Rose edited Brian May’s guitar tracks out of the song so the song can have guitar tracks being played by the current band members of Gn’R.
Brian isn’t angry or upset at Axl for the snub but he is dissapointed and a little sad about it. Brian said he was proud of the work he put on Gn’r’s song “Catcher In the Rye”. Brian says he still has the demo of “Catcher In the Rye” with his guitar tracks on the song at home, but Brian will not release his version to the public out of respect for Axl and the band Guns N’ Roses.
See it here at Brian May’s official website:
That sucks. I feel for Brian. Axl’s ego is still flying high. Shame on you Axl. Axl should release the Brian May version.