I'm the new guy.. I remember seeing an ad in some magazine back in the late 80's that had Slash slouched in a corner with a Les Paul, a bottle of whiskey and a cigarette dangling from his mouth - and I recall thinking "I wanna be THAT guy!" I played guitar at the time but really cut my teeth to 'Appetite'. Been a fan ever since!
Funny, feels like an introduction at an AA meeting.