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Queen's Brian May Disappointed by Guns N' Roses Snub

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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" will be out November 23rd through Black Frog/Geffen Records, and exclusively through Best Buy stores in the USA.

Source: IHeartMusic.com

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1. G writes:

"It is a shame. I was proud of it."

Yep, that's a shame, and it's complete bullsh**. I assume Brian May was good at contributing the song, although I've never heard of it.

# Nov 9, 2008 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BoltThrower writes:

Dumbass. You contributed to something that you knew would never be released?!

# Nov 9, 2008 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

I wanna know WHY Axl made this decision.

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# Nov 9, 2008 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^because, Axl decided he wanted the album to sound like crap, and there was no room for Brian May's work in that vision, because it was most likely excellent.

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# Nov 9, 2008 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenny writes:

^Good point...

# Nov 9, 2008 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Raulinc writes:

You didn't quote everything he says.

# Nov 9, 2008 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jomama writes:

How do you ditch Brian May's contribution and not tell him. Axl being Axl, as usual. I'm sure he was jealous because it made the song better!

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

Brian May was actually surprised that Axl Rose dropped his song contribution?

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Stick Pitted writes:

he obviously had no room for Brian May's contribution due to over flow of Buckethead awesomeness.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kali writes:

Axl, was probably afraid that Brian, is blowin' him and GNR, out of the water.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. acacia writes:

stick pitter

he obviously had no room for Brian May's contribution due to over flow of Buckethead awesomeness.

LOL brian may is ten time's the guitarist i mean what u said isnt even a opinion its just stupidity
buckethead sucks balls just over rated sh** just like gnr, like to c buckethead have a one on one wiv all shall perish's chris storey, but you wont have heard of chris storey will u? cause he's not over rated bullsh**

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Johnny Inferni writes:

What? Someone was disappointed with GNR? Huh, didn't see that one coming. . . wow.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. stickpitted writes:

First of all it was a joke. Don't get ur panties in a bunch and go quote me u fa**ot blabbermouth is that way>;>;>;>;>;, also Brian May and Chris Storey combined have nothing on Buckethead and u know it.

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Relicsun writes:

Ok buckethead is the sh** but do not compare Brian May to Buckethead or visa versa.
Brian May plays the sweet notes and if you are not farmilier with his work then you need to get you some albums. Next you will compare Joey Jordinson to Keith Moon. Come on you ignorant fools.
Do not downplay Brian because he doesn't speed through Dorian mode at a million miles an hour.
For f*** sake man have you no concept of sound, tone, and composition. As for buckethead being overrated well that's just chicken sh** =]. The man can play. Now all of you retards better think before spewing out emotionally driven sh**. When did you trade your balls in for a fur burger?

I'm not done dammit!!!! Axl is Axl period. Unless you walk in another mans' pumps you have no idea what they are about. His antics have been going on forever and that's part his makeup. I can almost bet a years paycheck, believe no one could match it, that he was not the only reason that band fell apart. Slash Daniels is not the purest soul on this planet!!! Though his guitar playing is as good as it gets, waiting for someone to say something about his playing, him the other band members have been nothing but drunken idiots at times. Now I'm done.

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Nikkilis writes:

Relicsun is right about not everything being Axl's fault. Not to metion, He won't just release a sh**ty album after working on it for so long. Everything has to be perfect; so if this album is a flop, the rest of Axl's career will be a flop.

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xman writes:

the album is good one song i like is I.R.S.

# Nov 25, 2008 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. americanpatriot1 writes:

What I'm curious about is, why does everyone have a pickle in the a$$ about G-N-R? Have we forgotten who we are talking about?

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# Nov 25, 2008 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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