This was the first riff that singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell came up with for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
. He recalled to Grammy.com
: "I was warming up in the room in Vegas, our very last show of the tour, and I remember our manager, Beno, was in the room and they were sitting there talking and they were worried about me because I was pretty close to having pneumonia. I was so ill. I started playing that riff and I recorded that riff. I saw Nick (Raskulinecz, producer) bobbing his head. I dug it too, so I recorded it. That's actually the first riff that happened."