Foo Fighters slam Bieber and Coldplay, channel 'Falling Down' in new video for 'Walk': Watch it here

Ever since their first video (for the former MTV Buzz Clip “I’ll Stick Around,” way back in 1995), Foo Fighters have been one of the best video-making bands in the rock universe.

With the help of some visionary directors—including Michel Gondry, Jesse Peretz, Liam Lynch and frontman Dave Grohl himself)—the Foos have made clips that are funny (“Big Me”), romantic (“Everlong”), inspirational (“My Hero”) and simply badass (“White Limo”).

Their latest, “Walk” (the third video to come from the band’s excellent new album Wasting Light), sees Grohl get a bit distracted on his way to band practice, with hilarious results:

Grohl borrows a lot from the 1993 film Falling Down, which cast Michael Douglas as a working stiff who lashes out at what he believes to be a crumbling society. “Walk” is a lot more lighthearted, but those scenes in the convenience store, at the fast food restaurant and on the golf course mirror sequences in the movie.

Of course, there are also some delightfully subtle slams at Justin Bieber and Coldplay in the first part of the clip, which certainly reflects Grohl’s prickliness. (Hopefully the Foos and Coldplay can settle their differences in some sort of cage match at this summer’s Lollapalooza, where they’ll both be headlining.)

What do you think of the new video? Does it rank up there with “Learn to Fly” and “The One” among the group’s finest? Sound off in the comments below!

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Comments (19 total) Add your comment
  • Goober

    Great video! Grohl really knows how to entertain!

  • Elizabeth

    They’ve never made a video I didn’t enjoy… can’t wait to finally see them live in November.

  • angeler

    Cannot wait for these to come to the west coast on their tour. I love how they’re always willing to poke fun at themselves with their videos. *and giant Slim Jim smackdown- priceless!) Rock on Foo!

  • S.O.

    One of the best bands that always puts out great music videos every time.

  • Nathan

    What’s most impressive about the Foo Fighters is that they’ve probably released their best album with Wasting Light and it came so far into their career. Looking forward to seeing them this fall/winter!

  • Cat

    Dave Grohl is hilarious, but he and Coldplay are not enemies. I think they get along quite well.

    • Chloe

      Yees soo truue, they actually get along really well :D Anyway hilarious vid, I love Coldplay and when I saw that I was just pissing myself.

  • Frank from

    Foo-tastic. I thought the video was pretty standard operating Foo… until the awesome ending. They really do make the best videos around.

  • Tyler Durden

    Soo… did anyone see the Nirvana sticker?

    • Esteban

      Hell YEAH!!! at the convenience store. It was a Dave, Pat, Chris and Kurt reunion!

  • corey costello

    How is that a coldplay/beiber slam? are they saying they supported bush? lol

    • winston

      yeah, i don’t see the slam. i guess it makes for a good headline, though.

  • Selena Gomez

    I love the Foo Fighters. I’m glad they have the guts to slam the Bieb. I just wish they’d stop making me hang out with him for publicity. It’s even worse when I have to kiss him. So Gross!!!!!

    • Esteban

      you slut!!! you kissed a famous chick just for publicity

  • Suziecue

    I think it’s great how you mention all of the past directors of their videos, yet completely fail to mention the director of this new video, Sam Jones. Might want to edit a touch to make sure that credit is given where due…

  • Adecmr

    Great freaking video. Seriously love these guys. I just picked up their Back and Forth film on itunes. It rules!

  • MadameOvary

    Foo Fighters are like Pixar. They can’t make a bad video.

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