Slash Wasn’t Thrilled Filming Guns N’ Roses November Rain Video: ‘Oh God’

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Slash discussed filming the Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” music video in a new interview with Clay Marshall.

“That was an epic production,” Slash recalled. “That was all more Axl’s vision than anything I had to do with it. My contribution was [that] I would write my own part, where the leaving the wedding and doing the church thing was concerned. The way that [director] Andy Morahan shot it, I thought, ‘This is going to be the last thing I ever do,’ because these helicopters were flying [right] at me. I thought, ‘It’ll look cool doing it, and that will be my last day.’ Because it was such an elaborate production, being a very sort of stripped-down rock guy, I was like, ‘Oh, God. All this stuff!’ But it did come out pretty fuckin’ awesome. Now, all this time later, it’s more of a hats-off to Axl than anything that it’s reached that threshold. I always knew that that was a cool song. I never count my eggs as far as in advance how epic or how big, because always whenever you feel that is when it goes the opposite direction. You just do it; you enjoy it in the moment; and wherever it goes, it goes. But I always knew that that was a really great song.”

He also discussed including “Shadow Of Your Love” on the new Appetite for Destruction reissue.

“The remastering, that was basically easy,” Slash said. “It actually does sound really good, which I was skeptical about. But the actual box set as far as all the old material, after all these years, knowing that all this stuff exists and it’s just sitting there, it was actually cathartic to get it all out. It was really cool to go in when we mastered it to sit there and actually listen. I’ve never gone back and listened to any of that stuff — I just know it exists — and to sit there and listen to all of it was really, really cool.”

  • Stone Gossardish

    The guitar tone on those solos is about as good as it gets.