Jason Hook's simple guitar solo on the song was inspired by Eddie Van Halen. He recalled to Ultimate-Guitar.com
: "That guitar solo was deliberately simplified because that is what I felt the song required. I remember very specifically reading about Eddie Van Halen talking about his 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
' guitar solo, that whole simplified thing.
Here's Eddie Van Halen - this guitar wizard - playing this fairly simplified thing, and his explanation was "That's just what my brain and my heart told me to do there. That was something that it seemed to call for, melodic and simplified. Everyone in this band is like 'Dude, you're a guitar hero. Why aren't you playing some blazing solo?' Well, because that's not what this needs". That's where I am with my songwriting and my guitar soloing. I'm just looking for what fits emotionally, at the risk of sounding corny. It's whatever the song requires, whatever's gonna trasmit an emotion or feeling to the listener."