‘Appetite for Destruction’ engineer recalls Slash’s ‘funny’ outfit
Many musicians make faces while playing their instruments, and it’s often just a natural habit that comes with intense concentration. In Slash’s case, he doesn’t just make faces in solos – he drools too, according to a sound engineer named Micajah Ryan who has worked with Guns N ‘Roses.
Ryan recalled Slash’s behavior while they were creating Appetite for destruction during an interview on the Full in bloom Podcast.
“He had a really funny habit,” Ryan recalls. “I don’t know if you’ve already noticed – you’ll see it in the videos. He focuses so hard when he does the solos that his lower lip sticks out and his drool – saliva collects in his lower lip – and eventually it will turn into long strings of saliva all the way to the ground. “
“And it’s happened in the studio countless times. He’s so focused when he’s playing, he doesn’t realize he’s drooling, or doesn’t care. I never figured out which one it was, if he didn’t realize it didn’t care. “
Ryan went on to praise the guitarist’s immense work ethic.
“When they say Slash is going to come into the studio and ‘play his music’, Slash isn’t ‘playing’. He works, ”corrected the engineer. “He’s working his butt, and to me that’s the misnomer for that kind of language of, ‘Oh, they’re gonna play their stuff.’ It’s a lot harder than playing, there’s nothing frivolous about it. “
Listen to the full episode below.
Slash’s work ethic never really dissipated. From what we know, he worked on new material for both Guns N ‘Roses and his fourth studio album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators during the lockdown. There’s no timeline for either so far, but stay tuned for more updates.
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