Riff: Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”

Dec 27, 2012

Everybody needs some time on their own/Don’t you know you need some time all alone

from November Rain lyrics by Guns N' Roses

Every hair-band needs a self-indulgent power ballad and Guns N’ Roses went for broke: nine minutes of piano-plunk heartbreak with windswept guitar solos (supposedly one of the best of all time). 2012 loved breakups, so it’s unsurprising “Rain” is back in the YouTube 100.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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