In a new conversation with Full in Bloom, Guns N Roses engineer Micajah Ryan looked back on working with the band and recalls a moment of Slash during the recordings.
Ryan was asked: “Are there any Slash stories that stand out?”, he replied:
“He did have a habit, I don’t if you ever noticed it, he concentrates so hard when he’s doing the solos that his lower lip protrudes.
“And he drools, and it will eventually spill over to long strings of saliva all the way down to the ground.
“And it happened in the studio. He’s so focused when he plays, he doesn’t realize he’s drooling. or doesn’t care. I never figured out which one it was, whether he didn’t realize it or he didn’t care.
“Another thing I want to point out is- when they say that, say, Slash is going to go into the studio and play his music, Slash doesn’t play, he works.
“He works his freaking butt off, and to me, that’s this, ‘Oh, they’re going in to play and stuff.’ It’s a lot harder than playing, there’s nothing frivolous about it at all.”