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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

‘I was so proud’: The time Yes guitarist Steve Howe played on a Queen song



Queen had its own guitar hero in Brian May. So, of course, did Yes. But then there came a moment when the twain actually met: During sessions for a song that owed no small debt, actually, to Led Zeppelin.
“Innuendo,” the title track Queen’s 1991 album (the last to be released during the late Freddie Mercury’s lifetime) grew out of a jam session between May, Roger Taylor and the now-retired John Deacon. Mercury then added a lyric that paid tribute to Zep’s ever-mysterious “Kashmir.” But “Innuendo” wasn’t complete, it seemed, until Yes’ Steve Howe came in — at about the three minute mark in the embed above — to add a flourish of very distinctive flamenco guitar.

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