Soundgarden Post Dave Grohl-Directed Music Video for "By Crooked Steps"

As we reported yesterday, Dave Grohl — who might actually be the hardest-working man in show business — directed the new music video for Soundgarden's "By Crooked Steps."

The band officially released the video today, and you can watch it below.

The video depicts Soundgarden cruising around the streets of LA with a sly cop played by Deadmau5. “I had an idea. I got a copy of the record and the third song ‘By Crooked Steps’ was a signature, instantly recognizable Soundgarden song,” and the rest was history," Grohl said.

The track is off King Animal, Soundgarden’s first album in more than 15 years. It was co-produced by the band and Adam Kasper at Studio X in Seattle and was released November 13 via Loma Vista Recordings/Republic Records.

Soundgarden are on a winter 2013 tour in support of King Animal. Check out the dates below.

Winter 2013 Tour Dates:

  • Jan 29 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater (SOLD OUT)
  • Jan 30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 8 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 10 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 12 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 13 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
  • May 18 Camden, NJ @ MMR-BQ
  • May 19 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.