Contraband was a cool record too! I like the song Fall to Pieces, lots of emotion on that track.The chief engineer at Southern Tracks when I started there recorded the Talk Show record. He now works with Guns & Roses both live and in studio. Still a great friend.
I almost did Army of Anyone. When I moved to LA, I primarily worked with producer Josh Abraham. We were going to work with Richard Patrick on a Filter record and Josh suggested to Rich that he try a few co-writes. He connected Rich with the DeLeo brothers and they really hit it off and decided to form that band. Josh and I had recently done the first Velvet Revolver album and the guys felt it would be a little weird for them to follow the exact path that Scott W had followed to make their record. Plus they had always wanted to work with Bob Ezrin so it’s all good. After that band, I made a Filter record with Rich.