Editor's note: This week, in the twilight of the pre-Tom-Cruise-in-Rock-of-Ages era, we look back on some of rock and roll's finer bat-shit moments. If you don't see the videos, please try another browser. We put them in, we promise.
Guns N' Roses, "November Rain" Slash Solo
Amos Barshad: OK, so I'm hazy on the exact details, but as far as I can remember, the story here is that Axl wasn't feeling any of the locations that were being offered for Slash to solo in front of, so that chapel had to be airlifted into the New Mexico desert from a tiny, obscure hamlet in southern Chile, and it cost $250,000 to do but Axl said he'd quit music forever if they didn't do it, so someone called in some high-end favors and a small paramilitary organization that was secretly on the U.S. government payroll was mobilized to pull off the complex operation, and it was great and epic and perfect.