Two weeks ago, when Axl Rose was conducting one of his late-night chats on MyGNR, he was asked
A video for "Better" was mentioned. Any ideas for a date of release, and/or in what capacities it will be released? What style of video is planned - live footage, some more dramatic theme? Great song. Can't wait to see what you guys have created for a visual.Axl Rose answered
Soon is the word as in a week or so.Today it was revealed that the video is a pending an 'ok' from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich (who guested with Guns back in 2006). Apparently there's some Lars footage in the vid.
A quick YouTube search turned up the following footage. I wouldn't be very surprised if this clip is taken from the official "Better" video.
I've also embedded the following flick because it's featured on YouTube's "Rising Videos" tab and I figured I'd hop on the bandwagon and give it some more exposure.
The other reason is that due to GN'R's Anti-Promotion tactics, I'm sure that they'll disable embedding when they do finally release their offcial vid, so this is the best I'm gonna get for my blog anyway.
It's a great song - I've always loved it, especially Robin Finck's tasty solo 3:38 minutes into the song. Robin shares writing credits with Rose on this one, so it's his baby.
Kerrang Radio has reported that "Better" will be officially released as a single on January 5, 2009, in the UK.