Little bit or not it is still stealing. I will say the song would've sounded better without the intro anyway though.
Yes, I agree, but I'm just saying it's stupid that this unimportant piece of the song causes problems. If GNR stole it, it would be one of the stupidest things they ever did...
"If an album comes out, then buy it. If there's a concert you can go to, go to it. You're not owed another record, you're not owed any inside stories, you're not owed the band to be managed by people you approve. It's just electronically recorded vibrations you happen to like." (quoting Jplpool)