A famous singer and comedian help out on one of the B-sides to 'The Scientist'...

COLDPLAY have recruited ASH and TV comedian SIMON PEGG for their new single.

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler plays guitar on ‘1.36’, the B-side to new single ‘The Scientist’ which is released on November 11.

Simon Pegg, star of TV comedies including ‘Spaced’, ‘Hippies’ and ‘Big Train’, provides backing vocals on the track.

Coldplay are friends with both Wheeler and Pegg, both of whom are regularly spotted at the band’s gigs.

The guest spot by Wheeler follows NME.COM’s report last month of the joint performance by Coldplay and Ash at the Echo Lounge nightclub in Atlanta.