Foo Fighter Dave Grohl makes his directing debut with the video for
"Monkey Wrench," the first single from the band's sophomore album The Colour
And The Shape (due May 20).
A band spokesperson confirmed that Grohl's
notion for the video was sparked by a dream he had. The dream included the
image of Grohl walking into a hotel lobby with a bag of food and saying hi to
the receptionist, according to England's New Musical
Filming for "Monkey Wrench" took place at L.A.'s Ambassador
Hotel, the same lodge where Robert Kennedy was slain. (You might remember the
Ambassador from last year as the venue for Paul Westerberg's creepy photo
re-enactment of the assassination.)
"Monkey Wrench" will be released to
U.K. radio next Monday (April 14), and to U. S. radio a week later. The full
album will also see earlier issue in Britain (May 13), as well as in Japan
where it will come with an extra cut called "Dear Lover."
In the meantime,
the Foo Fighters are gearing up for summer touring. Before they hit the road,
the band will finish breaking in new drummer Taylor Hawkins (ex-Alanis
Morissette). Hawkins replaces former Fighter William Goldsmith, who left the
band sans acrimony last month.