With the advent of YouTube, there is simply no excuse for the error I made in my pick in this week’s paper of this weekend’s U.S. Air Guitar Championships at the 9:30 Club.
In it, I refer to Slash‘s “cliffside heroics in the video for ‘November Rain.'” My valued colleague Aaron Leitko disabused me of this illusion. Slash doesn’t play the solo in “November Rain” on the side of a cliff; he plays it on a wind-swept plain outside the church where Axl gets married! (And it’s a good thing he does it during the service, since the reception gets rained out, some hippie stage-dives on the cake, and then the bride dies.)
My apologies to true heshers everywhere, none of whom would be caught dead making such a boneheaded blunder. I’ll atone by spending the entire weekend listening to Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds.
Incidentally, does anyone have any idea what video I was actually thinking of? Please tell me it’s not Aerosmith.