The Foo Fighters, who are near the end of their run on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' summer tour, recently found time to shoot a video for their next single, "Next Year," with director Phil Harder.
The clip was shot over two days at Universal Studios in Hollywood and features Foo frontman David Grohl and his bandmates making over 15 costume changes in a scenario based on NASA's Apollo Program missions during the 1960s and early '70s.
On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced his intention to send a man to the moon before the Soviet Union could do so, with the subsequent Apollo missions aimed at achieving a lunar landing by the end of the decade.
The Apollo Program is generally believed to be NASA's greatest accomplishment, with six of the missions eventually landing on the surface of the moon between 1969 and 1972.
In 1999, a dramatized HBO miniseries based on the Apollo Program, "From The Earth To The Moon," won a Golden Globe for Best
Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
The "Next Year" video, which includes scenes of the band romping around in authentic NASA space suits, is expected to premiere later this month.
In August, the Foo Fighters will head to Canada to participate in the "Summersault 2000" tour, along with A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Eve 6, The Catherine Wheel, and the event's organizers, Our Lady Peace.
The Foos' stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers finishes up on Monday, July 17 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.