Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose ‘F*cking’ Bandmate’s Girlfriend ‘Like Ron Jeremy’ Will Blow You Away


Steve Thompson, the mixer of Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction, discussed recording Axl Rose having sex with Steven Adler’s girlfriend in a new Rock Talk interview (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar). assistant Vic Deyglio described the studio as “a Ron Jeremy set.” Thompson said:

“That was a very interesting part of the session.

“We’re doing ‘Rocket Queen’ and Axl comes up to me and says, ‘Steve, I need some sex noises on this.’

“Okay, no problem. I think I had tapes of ’70s porno movies that I would splice together to get the audio, and I’d give him the sex noises he needs.

“He goes, ‘No, I need real sex noises.’ And I forgot her name, she was at the studio. Adler’s girlfriend [Adriana Smith].

“And Axl says ‘OK, lets mic it up, I’m gonna fuck her in the studio and just record the moans.’ [Laughs] So I said to myself… Mark Barbiero is very conservative, he’s like ‘Are you fucking kidding me?!’

“And I felt kinda weird for the fact that it was Adler’s girlfriend – I don’t want to get involved in this shit!

“And [we ended up] putting the mics together and they did their thing in the studio. The lights were low, and Axl’s doing his thing with the girl, we got a little noises together, and then we just edited what he wanted.

“Classic! Total classic! Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll definitely went on that record. [Laughs]”

  • Stone Gossardish

    Best song on that record too, if not all of GnR