Remember that nine-minute video GUNS N’ ROSES did for “November Rain” . . . where AXL ROSE gets married, but the reception devolves into CHAOS just because it rains, and this somehow apparently kills his new bride?
Well, if you want to know exactly what it all means, don’t ask SLASH . . . because he doesn’t know either.
Someone asked him to explain it during an online interview and he said, quote, “To tell you the truth, I have no idea. It was a concept. The song itself is pretty self-explanatory, but the video is so complex.
“It was so epic, it was like a movie. And I, not being a huge fan of videos and making videos especially, I just showed up for my scenes.
“I [wrote] my own scene . . . and I never paid attention to the rest of the whole production. So at the end of the day, I never really knew. I knew there was a wedding in there somewhere and I was not into the concept of the wedding.”
You can watch the interview here. Skip to just after the 17-minute mark for those comments.
(And you can revisit that nine-minute video for “November Rain” here.)