‘Appetite for Destruction’ Engineer Recalls Slash’s ‘Funny’ Habit
May 26, 2021 @ 8:52am
Appetite for Destruction is a classic rock album, but apparently there were some fun behind the scenes moments.
Micajah Ryan, the sound engineer for the Guns ‘N Roses album, said that guitarist Slash had an interesting habit.
On an episode of the Full Bloom podcast, Ryan revealed that Slash liked to make faces during solos…and would occasionally drool.
“He concentrates so hard when he’s doing the solos that his lower lip protrudes, and his drool — saliva pools in his lower lip — and it will eventually spill over into long strings of saliva all the way down to the ground,” recalled Ryan.
“And it happened in the studio countless times. He’s so focused when he plays, he doesn’t realize he’s drooling, or doesn’t care. I never did figure out which one it was, whether he didn’t realize it or he didn’t care,” Ryan added.