Lollapalooza Chile 2012 Music Video of the Day: Foo Fighters – My Hero
We recently launched a series where we will be looking at our favorite videos from some of the artists that will be performing at Lollapalooza 2012 in Santiago, which happens on the nights of March 31 and April 1.
Foo Fighters will be headlining the festival that includes a range of bands including Arctic Monkeys, Peaches, Skrillex, Björk, Foster The People and many more.
After yesterday’s look at Learn To Fly, today’s video of the day is My Hero.
This is their only music video featuring guitarist Franz Stahl, although he did not play on the recording of the song. Stahl knew Dave Grohl from their days together in the hardcore band Scream. The Washington DC band has recently reformed with their original lineup and is about to tour Europe. Scream supported Foo Fighters when the Wasting Light album was released and played at a show in Los Angeles. Grohl left Scream to join a rising young grunge band called Nirvana.
Many people claim that the song refers to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who ended his own life, however Grohl has denied this, and said My Hero is about the everyday heroes that looked up to as a child. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, rather than stars of music or sport.
In the My Hero video clip, which Grohl directed, the band appears as they do in most videos, however unlike yesterday’s video, there is no playing of parts or dressing up as a stewardess.
Here is a live clip of Foo Fighters playing the song, taken from their performance on Goat Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour in Australia late last year.
A promo event for their new album turned into a marathon three-hour set featuring 38 songs for a few hundred fans. The next day the band announced a last-minute show at a much smaller venue than the arenas in which they normally play.