On March 11, rock band the Foo Fighters, fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, released a new video for the single "Rope" - the second take from the upcoming Wasting Light - on MTV.com.
Famed for their iconic videos, Foo Fighters have generated considerable buzz in anticipation of the new clip. The band shot the clip in VHS and Grohl, who recently took home the "Godlike Genius" prize at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards, directed the video himself.
"It's not important for us to make videos, but it's fun to make videos. I like making videos," Grohl said in an interview with MTV. "So, I don't know if bands have to make videos [these days], but I think it's cool. I've always liked making videos."
Wasting Light is their seventh full-length LP and is produced by Nirvana producer Butch Vig. The album is set to drop on April 11 in the UK and April 12 in the US. "Rope" released on March 1 and reached number one in the US.
After a series of leaked snippets from the album last month, fans got the first full taste on February 14 with another retro-style video for the track "White Limo," a three-and-a-half minute screamfest. The clip features the band riding around in a white limousine emblazoned with an "FF" logo.
Three of the Foo Fighters' previous six albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated. Their last effort, 2008's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, won a Grammy Award and Brit Award for Best International Album, in addition to reaching number one in four countries.
Watch the new clip for "Rope": http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/foo-fighters
Watch the clip for "White Limo": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ