To my good friend Tom Werman, congratulations on your new book Turn It Up! Making Hit Records In The Glory Days of Rock & Metal.
Just wanted to take a moment to tell you congrats on your book and thank you for your awesome and kind words about our time together in the studio…together, we worked really hard to produce, record and perform the songs that pushed Poison’s second album, Open Up And Say Ahh!, to sell well over 10 million hard copies and countless more digitally.
I will never forget you staying until the wee hours of the morning as I recorded Every Rose Has Its Thorn and the vision I had for the song. I wanted to start Every Rose by taking a breath, and then a raw and real acoustic guitar opening, as the song was written about a bittersweet moment in my life. And thanks to your incredible producing skills, you brought the perfect mix of hard rock, good times and soul to Open Up And Say Ahh!…even allowing me to introduce the harmonica on the album, which was unheard of in that hard rock period. Again, thanks for your kind words and, most important, for being a great human being to work with…You rock my friend!!!