'November Rain' (1992)

By EW Staff
Updated October 03, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Cinematic music videos: Guns N’ Roses’ ”November Rain”


PLOT In GN’R’s nine-minute opus (based on the short story ”Without You,” by Del James), distraught lead singer Axl Rose pops some pills, then dreams fitfully about his rockin’ wedding celebration (top and middle) — and the tragic day he buried his young bride (bottom).

LYRICAL TIE-IN ”Lovers always come and lovers always go/And no one’s really sure who’s lettin’ go today.”

SCENE STEALER Rose’s then real-life paramour, Stephanie Seymour, working a poufy white wedding dress complete with miniskirt and full train

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT As the song reaches its dramatic conclusion, and Seymour tosses her white wedding bouquet over her shoulder, the flowers turn an eerie shade of crimson and land on her rain-soaked black coffin.

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