"My personal biggest moment was Velvet Revolver. Because at a certain point during the formation, I was like, 'Can we really do this? Can we really pull this off again?' And we all did. We got together and had a very successful band after Guns N' Roses. That was really icing on the cake, especially for Slash, Duff and myself. To be able to come out of a band that big, and basically have Hollywood turn their back on us, was initially very difficult — and the answer to the low point. To go back and reinvent ourselves wasn't easy. When we managed to do just that, we were very, very ecstatic.
Duff and I came out of a subway one day in New York City and some kid yelled at us, 'Hey! You're Duff and Matt from Velvet Revolver!' That was the first time we ever heard that after years of, 'Hey it's Duff and Matt from Guns N' Roses!' And we knew right then that everything was going to be alright. We were able to move on; we were able to move forward." -Matt Sorum