Guns N' Roses just broke YouTube record, officially the biggest act of the '80s and '90s

Guns n Roses 17/07/2018

Guns N' Roses have officially been crowned the biggest act of the '80s and '90s on YouTube.

According to Forbes magazine, the bad-arse nine minute epic visual for the classic hit 'November Rain' has become the first track from the 90's to hit the one billion views milestone. 

How bloody good?

It's also the first music video from a pre-YouTube era to score over one billion views. 

“The earning power of Guns N’ Roses has been underlined as the band’s reunion tour closes in on $500 million in revenue,” Forbes reported. 

November Rain’ is the first music video from the 1990s to reach the billion-view milestone, and the first one created before the YouTube era to do so.

The 'November Rain' video cost a reported cool $1.5 million back in 1992, and the outrageous spend seems to have paid off. Fans are still frothing it, 26 years after it was originally shot. 

Reportedly, it's scored an average of half a million views every day since 2017. The video was published on YouTube back in 2009, so the burst of popularity can likely be attributed to the boys getting back together for their 2016 tour.

Seeing Duff and Slash perform with Axl on stage together for the first time since the 90s, got a shitload of people back on the GNR train.  

While you're here, might as well rewatch the record-breaking 'November Rain' video above.