The Dave Grohl-directed video for Soundgarden’s King Animal growler “By Crooked Steps” puts a lighthearted spin on the intensely riffing music, making room for a Segway-riding motorcycle gang, a hipster DJ, and Deadmau5.
A new behind-the-scenes clip details the making of the video, including interviews with Soundgarden, Grohl, Deadmau5, the actor playing the DJ, and the actress who plays the sloppily making-out bartender. It turns out the idea came to Grohl almost fully formed. “I kind of come up with these little videos in my head,” he says. Cornell calls the video “an awesome contrast to the song.” Let them tell the story, above.
Of course, Grohl has another directorial project out in the world these days, the Sound City documentary, which you can download now. He’ll also be helping induct the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 at a ceremony that takes place in April and will be broadcast in May. And his Sound City Players recently came out in all-star form for a concert in Los Angeles. No Segways were harmed in the making of this news article.
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