The band’s “November Rain” video became the first ’90s rock video to surpass 2 billion views on YouTube.The band’s 1991 promo Let’s use illusion I The song was already in the ‘1 billion views’ club on YouTube in July 2018 and is now crossing another milestone.
The video has been nearing the mark in recent months, eventually surpassing 2 billion views overnight, with the clip hovering at 2,000,026,822 views at press time. In addition to being the first rock video of the ’90s, it was also the highest-rated hard rock video, with Linkin Park’s “Numb” having him viewed 1,936,880,957 times at the time of writing.
This epic video is directed by Andy Morahan and inspired by the short story “Without You” by Axl Rose’s friend Del James. It is one of the most expensive videos of him ever produced, tracing the trajectory of The Rock to his star relationship and coming to terms with the death of his wife. The wife was portrayed by model Stephanie Seymour, who was Rose’s girlfriend in real life.
The video was originally released to coincide with the single’s release in the ’90s, before there was YouTube yet. Beyond stone.
You can add to your YouTube total by revisiting the Guns N’ Roses classic video for “November Rain” below.
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain”
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