Foo Fighter Dave Grohl Directs A Video

A man of many talents. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

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.