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- Posted on Jan 6th 2011 1:00PM by James Lawrenson
In a move that can either be seen as a nice way of bringing them closer to its fans, or a cheap way to get the videos done, wannabe directors are being asked to upload their reel to the band's website.
Those with the 11 best reels will then each be allocated a song from the band's forthcoming new album to create a video for. That video will then premiere on Fuse.
The competition page states (via NME), "This is a call to all aspiring film-makers. Foo Fighters want YOU to direct their next music video.
"This could be your big break. So what are you waiting for? Upload your reel and show us what you've got!"
Any winner will be in esteemed company, as previous directors of Foo Fighters videos include Michel Gondry ('Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind'), Mark Pellington ('The Mothman Prophecies'), Jesse Peretz, Sam Brown and The Malloys.
There are but two hitches -- entrants must be over 18 years old, and a resident in the US. Otherwise, fire away. You never know.
The Foos release their as-yet-untitled new album this spring, which has been recorded with Butch Vig and has Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic guesting on a few songs.
Frontman Dave Grohl announced its completion on Twitter on Monday Jan. 3, saying: "Ladies and gentlemen ...... we are officially done. Champagne, anyone?"
The band have been recording in Grohl's garage, and he has previously described it (as Spinner reported) as "our heaviest record yet."