What Are the Chances?

Album: Paper Gods (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This shimmering ballad features virtuoso guitar work from John Frusciante. It is one of three Paper Gods tracks where the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist contributes. The collaboration came about through bassist John Taylor. Drummer Roger Taylor told HMV.com: "I think he had very loosely worked with John Frusciante on a project in LA and said that he was a big fan. I've met him a couple of times as well and he's always professed to be a huge Duran Duran fan, he said that one of the things that inspired him to pick up an instrument was hearing 'Save A Prayer', apparently!"

    "So one day we just got a message from him saying that he wanted to play on the record, completely out of the blue. I mean, for me he's probably one of the greatest living guitar players right now, so it was like 'absolutely, when can you do it?' That was what opened up the door to all the collaborations on the album really."

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