GUNS N' ROSES' 'November Rain' Video Sets YouTube Record
According to Forbes, GUNS N’ ROSES is the biggest musical act on YouTube for both the 1980s and 1990s. The band’s video for the classic ballad ”November Rain”, which was first released 26 years ago, is the first music video from the 1990s to reach the billion-view milestone. The song averaged nearly 560,000 views every day in 2017.
Other GUNS N’ ROSES music videos that have received significant views include ”Sweet Child O’ Mine” (692 million), ”Don’t Cry” (471 million) and ”Estranged” (111 million).
GUNS N’ ROSES’ classic 1987 debut album, ”Appetite For Destruction”, recently returned to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years. The LP re-entered the chart at No. 10, following its ”Locked N’ Loaded” box reissue on June 29.
The deluxe edition of ”Appetite For Destruction” contains 73 songs — including 49 tracks that have never before been released — spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram vinyl LPs. A super deluxe version also includes a 96-page book with unreleased photos from singer Axl Rose’s personal archive, new lithographs and a plethora of memorabilia.
”Appetite For Destruction” is one of the most successful albums in recording history, selling a reported 28 million copies worldwide since its original release.