For everyone who’s been trying to figure out the meaning behind the Guns N’ Roses video “November Rain” since its release in 1992, you may want to stop trying because lead guitarist Slash doesn’t know either.
In a conversation with HuffPost Live about his new album “World On Fire,” the guitar legend made a shocking confession.
“To tell you the truth, I have no idea [what ‘November Rain’ is about],” Slash told host Marc Lamont Hill. “It was a concept. The song itself is pretty self-explanatory, but the video is so complex.”
The song appears on the band’s “Use Your Illusion I” album. Slash said when vocalist Axl Rose was writing it, “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,” he continued “… 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.”
Slash said he even “frowned upon” the wedding idea because “it seemed to me like what I would do.”