Guns N' Roses use AI for The General music video
Guns N' Roses have released an AI music video with animated versions of themselves.
Guns N' Roses have shared an AI-generated music video for 'The General' featuring animated versions of the band.
Axl Rose and co teamed up with Dan Potter, the creative director of London studios Creative Works, to produce a promo that blends real-life concert footage with comic-like graphics using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and real design.
A press release explained: “Between the concert footage, [the video] dives into the subconscious of a young boy who stares down the monsters of dark childhood memories, blurring worlds in the process. The result is unlike anything the band has done before and continues a longstanding historic tradition of bold visuals from Guns N’ Roses.”
'The General' was released in December, as the B-side to 'Perhaps'.
The 'Patience' rockers released two tracks, ‘Absurd’ and ‘Hard Skool’, both reworked outtakes from 2008's 'Chinese Democracy', in 2021.
'Perhaps' and 'The General' are both from that era as well.
The notorious record was delayed for years and held up by legal hassles, while guitar-slayer Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum quit the group, and only frontman Axl and keyboardist Dizzy Reed remained.
Slash has previously teased more new music from the hard rock band.
However, he later admitted he and his bandmates hadn't penned any new material since reuniting.
He said in October 2021: “As far as new Guns is concerned; we haven’t even gotten to that point of really in earnest sitting down and writing.
“We’ve been doing a lot of material that’s been sort of sitting around for a while. So that will be a whole focused endeavour unto itself.”
The band reunited with original members Slash and Duff for the 2016 'Not in This Lifetime... Tour'.
Axl, Slash and Duff's last studio album was 1993's ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’.