The seeds of this song were first planted during a break on the World On Fire
tour when Slash brought a riff to the rest of the band. He recalled in a track-by-track breakdown
"I can't remember the nucleus of it or where it came from, but it just was a cool riff and something I felt pretty strongly about. In my mind, it was always of paramount importance to get back to that particular riff and chord progression. Sometimes you get an idea and you're committed to it and you have to see it through. And this was one of those ideas."