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The Odd Couples: ten surprising guest appearances

From Adrian Smith backing Kym Mazelle to Brian May fingering along with TV's Richard Digance, we celebrate some surprising guest slots

Queen and Bowie, Aerosmith and Run DMC, Daltrey and Johnson – we all know the major collaborations, where big names have joined forces to produce timeless moments. But what about the more unlikely, more unsung cameos, where rock royalty has teamed up with artists from other musical fields and – usually – come up smiling. Here then are ten of the less congruous guest appearances by Classic Rock regulars on record and TV. If you can think of others, hit the comments section [Reader Advisory: this article contains R’n’B references, themes of a House Music nature and one instance of Lulu…]

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