November Rain Breaks 1 Billion On Youtube

November Rain Breaks 1 Billion On Youtube

Posted 17 Jul 2018
November rain guns n roses
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It's a solo we've played air guitar to since 1991, and who can forget Slash on the mountain with the wind blowing through his luscious locks? 

"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses is now the highest streaming video on Youtube by an 80s or 90s rock band, just having surpassed the ONE BILLION views mark.

There's so much that great about this video. Released as a single off Use Your Illusion I, it's one of Gunners longest songs.

The video, directed by Andy Morahan, portrays Axl Rose marrying his then-girlfriend and model Stephanie Seymour, cut with performance scenes in The Orpheum Theater, a theater in downtown Los Angeles

One of the most expensive music videos ever at the time, it cost approx. $1million (including Seymour's dress) and cinematography by Mike Southon, which won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.

Slash is prominently featured, including a sequence of helicopter shots swooping around him as he plays the first guitar solo and a later scene where he plays the third solo while standing on Rose's piano. Casting coordinator Mark Roberton said; "the camera-man had a lot of responsibility, as the crane-cam was so close to Slash, precariously stood atop a piano that was near the stage edge. One wrong twitch and the guitarist would've had a long drop!"

 

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