Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN tapped FOO FIGHTERS frontman and documentary director Dave Grohl to get behind the camera on December 18, 2012 and shoot the band’s new video for its song “By Crooked Steps”. The clip, which casts SOUNDGARDEN as a “Sons Of Anarchy” type of biker gang and also features electronic DJ sensation Deadmau5 in a cameo role, can be seen below. Also available is a two-minute clip of Grohl talking to Fuse about “By Crooked Steps”.
“By Crooked Steps” is taken from SOUNDGARDEN‘s first album in 16 years, “King Animal”, which came out in November and sold 83,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart.
Grohl has directed a number of videos for FOO FIGHTERS, and has completed his first feature-length documentary, “Sound City”, which will be released later this year. The film chronicles the history of the legendary Los Angeles studio where acts like NIRVANA, FLEETWOOD MAC, TOM PETTY, METALLICA and many others recorded classic albums.
“By Crooked Steps” follows “Been Away Too Long” as the second single from “King Animal”. Singer Chris Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio a little about the tune: “It’s one of the earlier songs that we started working on, but I also felt like it, to me, is like definitely sort of a new chapter for us. If you wanted to take one example of SOUNDGARDEN progressing, that’s a good one for me.”
SOUNDGARDEN reunited in 2010 after a 13-year break, releasing a retrospective collection called “Telephantasm” and a concert album titled “Live On I-5”.