Ever since their first video (for the former MTV Buzz Clip “I’ll Stick Around,” way back in 1995), Foo Fighters have been one of the best video-making bands in the rock universe.
With the help of some visionary directors—including Michel Gondry, Jesse Peretz, Liam Lynch and frontman Dave Grohl himself)—the Foos have made clips that are funny (“Big Me”), romantic (“Everlong”), inspirational (“My Hero”) and simply badass (“White Limo”).
Their latest, “Walk” (the third video to come from the band’s excellent new album Wasting Light), sees Grohl get a bit distracted on his way to band practice, with hilarious results:
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Grohl borrows a lot from the 1993 film Falling Down, which cast Michael Douglas as a working stiff who lashes out at what he believes to be a crumbling society. “Walk” is a lot more lighthearted, but those scenes in the convenience store, at the fast food restaurant and on the golf course mirror sequences in the movie.
Of course, there are also some delightfully subtle slams at Justin Bieber and Coldplay in the first part of the clip, which certainly reflects Grohl’s prickliness. (Hopefully the Foos and Coldplay can settle their differences in some sort of cage match at this summer’s Lollapalooza, where they’ll both be headlining.)