This is one of Guns N' Roses' longest running songs, as well as one of the longest and most expensive music videos ever made. The video is the third and final part of an unofficial trilogy of videos "Don't Cry" and "November Rain." (thanks, harsh - Dubai, UAE)
Though Axl Rose has the only writing credit for this song, in the album's CD booklet he offered this telling dedication: "Slash, thanks for the killer guitar melodies."
The music video was part of a trilogy along with the ones for "November Rain" and "Don't Cry." They were inspired by the short story Without You. This is the best known of a collection of horror tales, The Language Of Fear, penned by author and friend of Rose, Del James. The house in the promo in Malibu, California actually belongs to Rose, who has lived there since 1991.