Future User, the new project featuring former Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford, have unveiled a video for their track “Voodoo Juju.”
The cameo-heavy clip features Commerford’s RATM colleague, guitarist Tom Morello, alongside Rush men Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as a pair of Canadian doctors.
Be warned, the video is not for the feint of heart, as it was filmed during real-life emergency back surgery that Commerford required earlier this year.
“I got the idea for the video after I ruptured a disc in my back and needed emergency surgery,” Commerford says in a statement. “As someone who often goes under the knife, I’ve always been a bit overwhelmed by the process, paperwork, approvals and costs. Luckily, I have insurance, but it got me thinking about all the people in this country who can’t afford medical treatment. I read an article recently that said there are over 40 million uninsured people living in the States, which is insane.”
The bassist continues: “I talked my doctor into letting me shoot the surgery, then explained the concept to Tom, who was totally into the idea. And of course, you can’t talk about universal health care without bringing Canada into the conversation, so I called Geddy and Alex and asked if they’d be part of it and was blown away when they said yes. And all that footage of my back being opened up is real, no joke.”
Future User have previously released two videos for songs from their album #SteroidsOrHeroin, also featuring high profile stars. “Clockwork” saw tennis star John McEnroe subject himself to waterboard torture, whilst the steroid-themed “Mountain Lion” saw a guest appearance from cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Check out the video for “Voodoo Juju” below and be sure to let us know what you think!