According to Rick Nielsen, when he and now former Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos were in the studio with John Lennon in August 1980, the Beatle paid him a big compliment during the recording of "I'm Losing You."
"When I was doing the guitar bits in there, 'cause I really heavied it up, he said to Bun E. and to [producer]Jack[Douglas] and toYoko, 'I wish I would had Rick on 'Cold Turkey.' He says, '[Eric]Clapton froze.' What a compliment."
Unfortunately, "I'm Losing You" with Rick and Bun E. didn't make it ontoDouble Fantasy, but was included on 1998’sJohn Lennon Anthologybox set.