Taylor Hawkins Gets in Touch with Inner Rock God in New Video

Courtesy of Taylor HawkinsFoo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is taking his love for hard-rock kitsch to another level in his new video.

The clip is for “Range Rover B****,” the first single from Hawkins’ new solo album, KOTA. Directed by Liam Lynch, the video pays loving, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the airbrushed VHS era with plenty of dated camera moves and editing techniques.

Hawkins tells Rolling Stone that Lynch, who’s worked with the likes of Tenacious D and Sarah Silverman in addition to more traditional rock acts, was the perfect choice for the project. "I think our shared love of that pre-MTV late '70s/very early '80s direct-to-video late night television Don Kirshner/Midnight Special vibe really shines through on this video,” Hawkins explains. “[Lynch] really captured that Kim Carnes, Nick Gilder feel."

KOTA (which stands for “King of the A*******”) contains six original songs on which Hawkins is virtually a one-man band. “Range Rover B***h” addresses the irony of a rock star living in suburbia, in Hawkins’ case the city of Calabasas just outside Los Angeles. He tells Consequence of Sound, "I look around at my life, and outside of being onstage and all the wonderful crazy [stuff] that we get to do as a band, I lead a very normal life…I'm looking around going, 'Look at these idiots, and how did I become one of them?'"

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