Album: Chinese Democracy (2008)


  • Axl Rose wrote this with his album bandmates Pete Scaturro, Bryan Mantia and Buckethead (Brian Patrick Carroll). The song is not about former band members, but several instances in Axl's life.
  • Former Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach provides melody lines throughout the song.
  • You can hear some Patience-esque whistling at 3:56 into the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    kenny - remsenburg, NY, for all above


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