The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming seventh studio album ‘Wasting Light’, has been confirmed for an MTV/ premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10. ‘Wasting Light’ will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, ‘Wasting Light’s no computers/no software, back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), ‘Wasting Light’ is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of ‘Wasting Light’s release will be ‘Medium Rare’, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. ‘Medium Rare’ is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.”

‘Medium Rare’ marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

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