Guns N’ Roses Engineer Explains Why Slash Drooled During The Recording Of His Guitar Solos

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Guns N’ Roses sound engineer, Micajah Ryan recalled the time when the band was recording their debut studio album. Ryan also revealed the reason why the band’s lead guitarist, Slash was drooling while he was playing for the recording in an interview on the Full Bloom podcast.

As you may remember, Guns N’ Roses released their latest studio album, ‘Chinese Democracy’ on November 23, 2008. It was actually planned to be released in 1999 however, it took eight years to develop the album costing them a fortune which was $13 million. The album became very popular and received good critics also reaching number three on the Billboard 200.

Moreover, Ryan’s interview took the fans to their memories of the first album of the legendary band. Guns N’ Roses debut studio album entitled ‘Appetite for Destruction’ was released on July 21, 1987. With the help of the album, the band became immediately and extremely popular among rock music lovers. Most of the songs were written by Axl Rose and the guitar performance of Slash was appreciated a lot.

During the Full Bloom podcast, Guns N’ Roses sound engineer, Micajah Ryan recalled the recording process of the band’s debut studio album. He also explained why the lead guitarist, Slash was drooling while he was playing his guitar. Ryans stated that Slash was so focused on his playing that he didn’t even realize his droll was spilling over the floor. Actually, he wasn’t sure about whether Slash realized it or didn’t care about it or not.

Here’s what he said:

“He did have a habit that was really funny. I don’t know if you ever noticed it — you’ll see it in videos. 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.

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.”

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