California Chronicle, on line article (26/04/10) interview with Jeff Beck. He speaks of meeting Morrissey at a hotel in LA...
No regrets over going my own way musically - California Chronicle
During his career Beck has played with Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Stevie Wonder, Brian May and ZZ Top. In 2009 he guested with Morrissey on the song Black Cloud on his album Year Of Refusal. "I met Morrissey in a hotel in Los Angeles and he put a note under my door saying, 'Would you like to play on my album?' That's how things are with me most of the time. I knew his work with The Smiths and knew he was iconic. I was also aware he was particular about how he liked to do certain things. That suited me because I'm a bit like that myself.
"I thought, what have I got to lose? I'm going to play with the great Morrissey. It was a real friendly gesture."