Guns N Roses II - A Commercial

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#1 Edited by jgray (18 posts) -

"Guns N Roses II" really made me laugh... so after listening to the Bombcast over the weekend, I started thinking what it would be like if bands approached things like some video game or movie producers and had bad sequels. Not sequels to albums, but sequels to the bands themselves - similar in name only, without original members, making bad knock-offs of the hit songs, etc

So I ended up trying to make a bad CD compilation style commercial, like from the 80s and 90s...

[Mod Edit] Here's the video:

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#2 Edited by HatKing (7451 posts) -

Holy. Fuck.

I thought this was going to be horrible. Good work.

This needs to be on the community spotlight, right?

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#3 Edited by Giantstalker (2401 posts) -

This is beyond great, I'd listen to Guns 'n Roses II

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#4 Posted by SamFo (1676 posts) -

Pretty awesome! The burnout joke fell flat for me, but the rest was great! 9/10!!!

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#5 Edited by TrulyAlive (1178 posts) -

This is shockingly not the worst thing in the world.

In fact it's quite the opposite.

@zombiepie, for your spotlighting consideration.

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#6 Posted by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -


Seriously. Awesome.

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#7 Posted by chilibean_3 (2374 posts) -

That's some sweet editing, duder!

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#8 Edited by chrissedoff (2387 posts) -

You got the goods.

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#9 Posted by Shindig (4948 posts) -

There's not enough applause I could possibly give to do this justice. Bravo.

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#10 Posted by Torbot (96 posts) -

This is awesome. Great job.

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#11 Posted by Justin258 (15670 posts) -

That was pretty good.

I kinda want to listen to Guns 'n Roses now.

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#12 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

Yup. That's absolutely the right debut album title.

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#13 Posted by ShaunK (1665 posts) -

That's an amazing title for a debut album.

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#14 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7837 posts) -


Bravo duder.

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#15 Edited by KaneRobot (2776 posts) -

I guess the line on the podcast was original and not swiped from that SNL sketch where Farley said "How about Pearl Jam TWO???" as a band name, then. Solid work on the ad, sir.

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#16 Posted by Sterling (4134 posts) -

Amazing job duder. That was great.

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#17 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (1119 posts) -

Not bad, not bad at all.

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#18 Posted by Brendan (9216 posts) -

Baha "Grandchild of Mine".

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#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15725 posts) -

This was way better than I expected. Well done duder, this needs to be on the front page.

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#20 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

That debut album joke was fantastic.

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#21 Edited by TMBaker (277 posts) -

DUDER! This is amazing!

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#22 Edited by whitegreyblack (1966 posts) -

@jgray: this really knocked my socks off. Can you give us some behind the scenes on how you made this? Are you an axel rose sound alike?!

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#23 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1138 posts) -

Haha, that was fantastic.

Props and all that.

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#24 Edited by Kedi2 (341 posts) -

Great job! That was way better than it had any right to be.

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#25 Posted by ripelivejam (13203 posts) -

Ill take ten.

Only thing is it could have used jeff's awesome sort of rendition of patience from a few bombcasts back. Great work and commercial guy voice!

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#26 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

Holy crap... that was supposed to suck. And it just didn't. It's brilliant!

This better wind up in the community spotlight.

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#27 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5990 posts) -

Well Ok, that was pretty damn well done. Enjoyed it. Especially "You Could Also Be Mine".

As my father once said - "Impressive. Most impressive".

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#28 Posted by Nengjanggo (40 posts) -

Wow! That's terrific!

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#30 Edited by isomeri (3124 posts) -

Very, very impressive!

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#31 Posted by Fruitcocoa (674 posts) -

This. Is. Amazing!!! :D

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#32 Posted by deactivated-5985ee6460d86 (443 posts) -

I freaking love GnR and this is so dumb but funny hahaha.

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#33 Posted by dudeglove (13763 posts) -

I love it when video editors get bored

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#34 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4444 posts) -

Debut Album: "Greatest Hits"

This was fucking amazing!

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#35 Posted by Zleunamme (1044 posts) -

That is better than the current incarnation of Chubby Magoo and the Guys that aren't Slash.

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#36 Posted by dprotp (682 posts) -

My buddy who isn't a fan of Giant Bomb called this incredible.

You've made something beautiful!

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#37 Posted by MalibuProfen (129 posts) -

You did a thing that was done very well. Congratulations are in order.

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#38 Posted by rmanthorp (4634 posts) -


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#39 Posted by korwin (3918 posts) -
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#40 Posted by dudeglove (13763 posts) -

Also isn't that the ghostbusters' phone number?

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#41 Posted by rcath (625 posts) -


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#42 Posted by FonkyMucker (183 posts) -

Yet again, I am amazed by the wonderful tributes fans of this site produce.

That was DIESEL to the extreme.

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#43 Posted by Krevee (190 posts) -

Haha, That is a very good parody of the Album commercials you see on TV, and a very funny commercial for GnR II.

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#44 Posted by JosephKnows (480 posts) -

GNR II needs to be a real thing now.

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#45 Posted by BisonHero (11583 posts) -

Where you did you get that footage of the perfect GNR tribute band for this sort of ad? And/or do you just have an extensive wardrobe department and make it yourself?

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#46 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5458 posts) -

Greatest Hits is the best goddamn thing.

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#47 Posted by jgray (18 posts) -

Thanks everyone. It's always fun when I get time to do ridiculous stuff like this.

@whitegreyblack I got karaoke versions of GnR songs, then sang dumb lyrics over them myself. Lots of places have those instrumental tracks for less than a few $. The DJ voices are from the games, and voice over I found of Stryker on Youtube. I did the graphic overlays and lower thirds in Photoshop - trying to simulate the look of those old VHS infomercial things. I based the announcer voice on those old commercials too. As stupid as it sounds, the thing that absolutely took the longest was making up derivative song names that were kinda funny and also really dumb at the same time.

@bisonhero That's a GnR tribute band called Guns 4 Roses I found on Youtube. I cut some footage up and messed with it until I got the look I wanted. I've played in bands for years, and I do music and video contract work, so I probably do have a bunch of clothing/props that I could use to film something like this. There's a surprisingly large amount of GnR tribute bands/people doing this kinda stuff on Youtube, so was no shortage of clips. Plus, this way was much less time consuming. :)

@samfo I agree, that Paradise section needs work. It would be cut down considerably (if not dropped) with review edits.

@ripelivejam Oh man, I must have somehow missed Jeff doing that. Would have been great to put in someplace.

@dudeglove Yep... Ghostbusters. :D

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#48 Posted by whitegreyblack (1966 posts) -

@jgray: Bravo. Your Axel voice is really damn good. "Your could also be mine, in addition to" kills me every time.

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#49 Posted by KommradeObvious (60 posts) -

Very good dude. I lost it at the Paradise City part!

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#50 Posted by GaspoweR (4901 posts) -

Fucking brilliant.