Dave Grohl Goes DIY Route For Foo Fighters’ ‘Rope’ Video

New clip premieres Thursday on MTV, with exclusive band Q&A to follow on MTV.com.

By now, you’ve probably heard Dave Grohl sum up his directorial body of work as having “lots of hair” (while, at the same time, remaining strangely “waxed”).

But despite that assessment — and his work on the Foos’ brand-new “Rope” video , which premieres Thursday at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com — you’d probably be surprised to know that Grohl doesn’t really consider himself to be a director at all.

“I’m not a director. I don’t even know how to use the equipment, but it’s fun to try,” he laughed. “[And these days] any kid can do exactly that and have a million people watch it. That’s awesome.”

He’s talking, in part, about the video for “Rope,” but also his shot-on-VHS quickie clip for another Wasting Light song, “White Limo,” which was filmed in just six hours on an old handheld and has since gone on to eclipse the 1 million-view mark on YouTube. To Grohl, they’re basically the same thing: proof that, in this day and age, bands don’t have to break the bank to make a video. They just have to have a killer idea (and maybe a cameo by Lemmy too).

“It’s nice now that there’s not as much importance put on videos as there was in the past. People used to spend, like, $5 million making a video. You think people do that now? They don’t,” Grohl said. “They get a VHS camera, and they make a video in six hours, and today, over 1 million people have watched ‘White Limo,’ the video we made with a VHS camera. And it’s cool. Anybody can do that. That’s f—ing rad.”

The Foo Fighters’ “Rope” video premieres live at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday on MTV and MTV.com, followed by an exclusive Q&A session from one lucky Foo fan’s house to be live-streamed on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions via Twitter (@MTVNews using hashtag #askfoos).