A lot of vices that I've had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.
The only time I think I've ever gotten sick of playing Guns and Roses songs really was during - after having played them in Guns and Roses, and then in Snakepit, and then playing 'It's So Easy' and 'Brownstone' in Velvet Revolver.
I think that was the whole idea behind doing the solo record was to be able to do musically whatever I wanted to do.
And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.
Chris Van Hollen