Future User unveil video for ‘Voodoo Juju’ featuring Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Tom Morello

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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!

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WATCH! Future User release video starring Lance Armstrong

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Future User, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford, have released a video for their track “Mountain Lion.”

The video features cyclist Lance Armstrong delivering some harsh words whilst a skater injects himself with what appears to be steroids.

As Commerford explains, “Mountain Lion” tackles the subject of performance enhancing drugs and what he says is misplaced outrage about their use: “The amount of attention given to PEDs is incredible, especially when you consider the amount of drugs – recreational, illegal and pharmaceutical – that America supports and profits from.”

Commerford told Rolling Stone recently that he and Armstrong are cycling buddies and that the monologue that features in the video was based on their own personal trash talk: “We’ll jokingly leave each other voice messages like, ‘Dude, I’m gonna crush you the next time I see you. I’m gonna take you down.’ I thought it’d be cool to put one of his voice messages in the song. When it came time to make the video, I asked him to recreate the voicemail and he was totally cool with it.”

“Mountain Lion” is lifted from Future User’s forthcoming new album, Steroids Or Heroin, scheduled for release on the 24th of February.

You can watch the video for “Mountain Lion” below:

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