Michael Monroe Says Slash Was Clearly The Musical Director Of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Bad Obsession’
In a recent interview with Metal Edge, former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe shared his thoughts about Slash‘s contribution to Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Bad Obsession.’
Michael Monroe has been on the rock scene for over four decades, and it seems like he isn’t stopping any time soon. The rocker’s new album ‘I Live Too Fast to Die Young’ brings glam-punk to another level. The title track has a solo from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash that ramps up the song. The friends had previously worked together, but this time around, Slash is a part of Monroe’s album.
Former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe has contributed to Guns N’ Roses tracks several times. He has collaborated with GN’R on a cover of the Dead Boys’ ‘Ain’t It Fun,’ on ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ album, and the song ‘Bad Obsession,’ featured on Use Your Illusion I.
Michael Monroe stated that he was responsible for the harmonica and horn parts of the song. He added that Slash was an essential part of the process, as he had the vision of a music director. The whole harp part played by Monroe was coordinated by Slash. ‘Ain’t It Fun’ was also the song Monroe brought to Axl Rose in the same session, and they recorded it, and it became part of ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’ album.
Michael Monroe’s words about Guns N’ Roses ‘Bad Obsession’ that Slash created:
“I did the harp [aka harmonica] and the horn section too. Slash was in the studio and the musical director for that. The harp part, he wanted specifically for that part to be exactly what it was. I had fun doing that. And as it turned out, I had a tape of ‘Ain’t It Fun’ and played it for Axl, and we ended up doing ‘Ain’t It Fun’ in the same session. So that led to that. Those guys were great to work with, and it was a cool vibe. The Record Plant studio in L.A., they were keeping it open, and Axl was sleeping there in one room. I think he was sleeping under the piano.”
You can listen to ‘Bad Obsession’ below.