Since MTV wouldn’t want to play the Welcome To The Jungle music video, Geffen himself called his old friend, MTV chief Tom Freston, and asked him to play the video - and Freston agreed.
However, there was one proviso: MTV would play it only once, at 3:00 a.m. on the East Coast, midnight on the West Coast. After that, all bets were off.
However, moments after the video aired a week later, the switchboard lit up at the network as their system overloaded with calls for repeat plays from over-excited fans. Within a month, Welcome To The Jungle became one of the most requested videos on MTV that year.
William Bruce Bailey and David Robert Jones somewhere in time.
Middle-school Sean and postmillennial Sean are now both the happiest boys in the world
Axl Rose with Queen at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert performing “We will rock you”
We will rock you