''Estranged'' was a song that Axl had been working out on piano for a long time, he’d been playing the same parts over and over in Chicago and afterward; it was clear that it was working itself out in his head. I had started writing guitar parts for it back in Chicago, so it came together in no time once we focused on it.'' - Slash
''l feel "November Rain" and "Estranged" have a chance at getting embedded in music culture, so I'm gonna fight for them and seed them with as many people as possible. l get bummed when l hear a great track off a record and the artist says, "Yeah, but the public wasn't into it." I'm like, what do you mean? The public wasn't into "Welcome to the Jungle", either.'' - Axl Rose
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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