The Foo Fighters have finished their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album and are looking for 11 talented fans to direct a music video for one of the new songs.
The band is calling for aspiring video directors to submit a 10-minute video reel showcasing their directorial skills to their contest page to be reviewed by the band. The 11 chosen grand prize finalists will win a trip to New York City and a one night stay in an NYC hotel, during which they will presumably meet the band and discuss the song and video.
The band has made two videos promoting this contest, both of which are fairly amusing:
Of the new album, Grohl has said that it is indeed finished, with a release date set for "some time later this year." The Foo Fighters made 11 songs for the album, "and front to back there’s not one sleepy ballad" according to Grohl. The album also will feature a guest appearance by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
Sounds promising to me, I think someone should start an internet campaign to get youtube's Freddiew to enter the fray. I'm sure the resulting video would be the most action-packed and CGI-fueled music video of all time.