Synopsis by Mark Deming
After completing the epic-length album Use Your Illusion (big enough that the band opted to release it as two separate 75-minute discs), the hard rock band Guns N' Roses opted to promote it with a handful of very elaborate videos. Guns N' Roses: Videos 1 (aka Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos, Pt. 1) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the band's promo clip for "Don't Cry," detailing both the funny and annoying backstage logistics and the technical challenges involved. This documentary also includes an interview with Shannon Hoon, the late frontman for the group Blind Melon, who sang backup on the song.
music-video, rock-band, music, performer