The early rough cut had X-ray callbacks to all the videos. We had X-rays of the busted bones, Zach’s broken wrist, the cut hand from “Guilt Trip,” Stefan having cymbals in his back from “Reservoir,” and his broken arm from doing the inverted Jesus pose and falling into the crowd in “Dark Days."
The idea was they’d been on this tour for however long and they’re broken and battered, emotionally and physically — and they really were. There’s that one X-ray of Stefan’s real throat. The story of the video is a slightly more gnarly version of the very real life PUP story. We literally shot a video where they set each other on fire, soaked in blood, and were physically trying to kill each other. I don’t have a clue what we can do [to top this video] next.