Since releasing the official track "Driving Rain" off their most recent album Living the Dream back in July, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators have since enlisted the help of Emmy-award winning artist collective Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to create an unorthodox video for the track featuring some very funny puppets acting out the dark lyrical motif alongside a "band" performance.
Of the finished piece, the Guns N' Roses guitarist says, "I wanted to create something that could be tongue-in-cheek and yet still be dark with live-action animation. We're all big fans of Stoopid Buddy and they came up with a great concept and treatment. We love the video and it came out fn' brilliant. FYI, no puppets were harmed during the making of this video."
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios seemed pleased with their efforts as well, announcing "From this moment forward, 'Driving Rain' is now the Citizen Kane of music videos!" Indeed the clip is hilarious and undeniably adorable, from the dramatic clifftop performance delivered by the stick-controlled dolls to the anger-fueled burning of a couples' photo by a blonde puppet whose eyebrows furrow into exaggerated anger before she takes off in her mini-jeep full of pals for a wild ride through a desert-like canyon toward the band, seemingly to seek her scornful revenge.