Slash admitted Velvet Revolver ripped off one of their biggest hits without even knowing it, explaining to Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx:
“Before Velvet Revolver really became Velvet Revolver we had written these two parts of one song, Duff [McKagan] and Matt [Sorum] and I.
“And we were working with some other guys – who will remain nameless – who brought in the other two parts of that song. So when Velvet Revolver came together we kept the song as it was.
“And it turned out that the other two guys had lifted their parts from a band that they were rehearsing next door to. So that band heard that song and said, ‘Those are our riffs!’
“We didn’t know what the fuck they were talking about. And then we heard who it was, that there was a band who was rehearsing next door. So when we heard the record, the song, I heard where those parts were and it was like, ‘Oh, fuck!'”