February 8, 2002 12:51


The guitar legend contributes two tracks to the group's forthcoming album...

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has contributed guitar on two songs for the forthcoming Foo Fighters album.

Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins are both lifelong Queen fans.

May entered the studio with the group in LA earlier this month to work on two new songs likely to feature on the follow-up to '99s 'There Is Nothing Left To Lose'.

In a posting on the Queen fanclub website, www.queenworld.com , May wrote: "Yes, I put a few brush strokes on two tracks for the forthcoming Foo Fighters album, in beautiful Conway Studios in LA.

"I'm not sure if they want me to divulge the titles - but one track is very aggressively rhythmic, and I contributed some 'Get Down Make Love'-type guitar as well as some soloing.

"For this session we improvised with more modern equipment to get a similar effect - in fact slightly different - so it was inspiring and seems to work well with the track. Of course it was all experimental and I did it purely because it was fun to work with my great pals - the whole group was there plus Gus, their excellent Tour Manager.

"The other track is totally unusual - a kind of narrative ballad - very daring in its simplicity - I contributed some 'Queen II' lush harmony guitar sound figures. Taylor and Dave are familiar with everything Queen ever did - and as soon as I turned the AC 30 up full, wound off the treble, and fed my guitar into it with all pickups in phase, feeding back, sustaining like a cello, Taylor said - 'Ha ! the 'White Queen' sound!!! He was spot on of course - haven't used that sound in probably 15 years.....

"We had fun ! And the gardens of this particular studio are beautiful - very inspiring - an OASIS ! And the sun shone warmly, and I didn't want to come home to cold depressing England."

The new Foo Fighters album is due for release later in 2002.

Read More On This Artist

Queen Merchandise
More News
Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle perform at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Hudson Mohawke to release 'Chimes' EP in September
Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 knows what the fuck they're doing'
Duran Duran suing fan club for £23,500
Details announced for The Warehouse Project 2014 line-up
Courtney Love says production on Kurt Cobain biopic will begin in 'next 12 months'
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke to release new solo album, 'Trick'
Midweek chart update: La Roux narrowly behind Ed Sheeran in race for Number One
Lana Del Rey says 'Fucked My Way To The Top' song is commentary on public perception of...
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says Noel Gallagher inspired him to quit cocaine
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and comedian Noel Fielding tease 'Wu-Tang Clan' live shows
Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes
The Gaslight Anthem warn fans that new album 'Get Hurt' is 'completely...
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire on Russell Brand's politics: 'Voting should be...
Former Lostprophets members thank fans for 'sticking with us' at first gig as No Devotion
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, inquest hears
Slowdive announce two further reunion dates
James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film 'While We're Young'
Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered
SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land' – hear first track now
Post-punkers The Pop Group announce first ever UK tour
The Raveonettes release surprise new album 'Pe'Ahi'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today