GUNS N’ ROSES released their single “Yesterdays” on 26 October 1992 in the UK and 13 November 1992 in the US.
“Yesterdays” is the third track on the Guns N’ Roses album Use Your Illusion II. The song was written by Axl Rose, West Arkeen, Del James and Billy McCloud. The song was featured on the 2004 Greatest Hits compilation, and a Vegas version was included on the album Live Era ’87–’93. The song reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan. Filmed in black and white, the first version featured the band playing in an empty warehouse. The second version incorporates clips of the band playing in the warehouse and photos of band members during the Use Your Illusion Tour, as well as former members Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler, who had left the group by then. This video is included on the Welcome to the Videos DVD.
Personnel: • W. Axl Rose – lead vocals, piano, • Slash – lead guitar, • Izzy Stradlin – rhythm guitar, • Duff McKagan – bass guitar, • Matt Sorum – drums, • Dizzy Reed – organ. [sources/photo special]