Last month, the Foo Fighters foisted the clip for "White Limo" upon the world, a decidedly awesome, shot-on-VHS ode to classic hair-metal vids of the '80s and, of course, Motörhead mastermind Lemmy Kilmister too.
The response to the video was overwhelming, to say the very least: It has since eclipsed the million-view mark on YouTube, and, in a lot of ways, it influenced Foos frontman (and director) Dave Grohl's decision to make a proper video for the song "Rope," which will make its world premiere tonight at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Because while "Rope" is most certainly a welcome addition to the Foos' already packed video cabinet, it's also their first major clip to be shot on VHS ... a move that Grohl said had everything to do with his experience of making "White Limo."
"[The video is] cool, we also did it to VHS. We did a video for the song 'White Limo' a few weeks before that, which is just something we did in a couple days," he said. "I directed it and I really wanted it to have that old VHS look to it. Because VHS tape does weird things to color and definition, and it just looks ... like VHS. And so, the ['Rope' video] is on VHS too [and] it definitely has a vibe. Just the look of the tape."
And though "Rope" is most certainly a performance video, it also represents the band embracing the DIY aesthetics of today's YouTube world, in their own rather unique way, of course.
"People used to spend, like, $5 million making a video. You think people do that now?" Grohl laughed. "They get a VHS camera, and they make a video in six hours. ... 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 tonight 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).