Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has had his guitar riff from K – Scope, his 1976 solo album, used by Kanye West and Jay-Z as the basis for the track 'No Church in The Wild' the first track on their new album, Watch the Throne, that was released on 8 August 2011.
“I never saw this coming and I’m delighted. When I was first contacted about who wanted to use the riff, I did wonder if it was some sort of hoax…as the rapworld and my music are not natural bedfellows, but this great track has proved otherwise” – Phil Manzanera
On another note, Phil Manzanera and Friends are performing at the International Guitar Festival, Liverpool, on the 12th of November. His ‘Friends’ are Roxy’s drummer Paul Thompson, and longtime Pink Floyd players, bassist Guy Pratt and keyboard player, Jon Carin.
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