Big thanks to Lzzy for taking the time to call in and being utterly delightly in the process. They're coming to Express live on 8/7 and "Vicious" comes out 7/27.
First a few facts on the video:
- Axl wrote the song in 1983, almost a decade before it was turned into a video (1992). According to sources, there was a 17 minute version of the song recorded in 1985, just prior to the "Appetite..." sessions that has never been released.
- The video cost $1,000,000 (1.8 million in 2018 dollars) making it one of the most expensive music videos ever.
- This is the first video from the 20th Century to reach a billion views.
Enjoy the 9+ minute masterpiece.
Here is Dave's interpretation of what happened...
Here is the promo he's referring to...
The most remarkable part isn't Dave's impression, but the fact that nobody even cracked a smile when Walken said the band's name.