We have two healthy servings of Foo Fighters news this week: First, the worldwide premiere of the video for the Foos’ “Rope” (the first single from their upcoming seventh studio album, Wasting Light) will air live at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday on MTV and MTV.com (followed by premieres at 8 p.m. ET on MTV Hits, mtvU and VH1.com).
To celebrate the release of the video on Thursday, the band is set to invade the home of a super-fan in the Los Angeles area, along with MTV News’ James Montgomery, to introduce the clip live and answer fans’ questions. Immediately following the on-air premiere, the band will stay on for an additional Q&A session live-streamed on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions through MTV.com, via Twitter (@MTVNews using hashtag #askfoos) or on MTV’s Facebook page.
And for the second piece of news: The Foo Fighters are coming to the Woodies for the first time. The legendary band will perform “Rope” during the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards show, airing live from Austin, Texas, on March 16 at midnight on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU.
The Woodies will be hosted by “Community” funnyman Donald Glover and feature sets by Wiz Khalifa, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and Two Door Cinema Club. Among the presenters at the show are Matt & Kim, Lupe Fiasco, Dev, Chiddy Bang, Skylar Grey and “My Life as Liz” star Liz Lee. MNDR will serve as the show’s house DJ.
The night before the Woodies, a new Foo Fighters documentary will premiere as part of to the SXSW Film festival. Directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (“The Last Days,” “Running the Sahara”), the movie charts the entire career arc of the band, from the cassette demos leader Dave Grohl recorded during his time as Nirvana’s drummer through their rise to the top of the rock world.
The 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards will air live on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU on Wednesday, March 16, at midnight (ET/PT) from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. For more information — and to vote for the winner of the “Breaking Woodie” award — check out Woodies.MTV.com.