P. Diddy, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Kim, Brian McKnight, LaToya Jackson, P. Diddy, Mike Tyson, Johnnie Cochran, and Magic Johnson are among the stars who make cameos in Alien Ant Farm’s new video for “These Days.”
The celebs were filmed outside the June 24th B.E.T. Awards at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater as AAF played the first single from their upcoming album TruANT on a roof across the street. “We crashed the red carpet,” frontman Dryden Mitchell says.
As the amused nominees and attendees looked up at the rockers, director Marc Klasfeld, the man behind the band’s “Smooth Criminal” video, caught them on tape. The band then received clearance from all of the celebs to use their image in the video – no one said no.
The initial shipment of TruANT, due August 19th, will include a DVD. “It tells the story of what happened to us in the wreck,” says guitarist Terry Corso of the May 2002 tour bus accident that left Mitchell almost paralyzed and the bus driver dead.
“There’s a lot of photos from the accident and we did a big interview and talked about it,” he adds. “It’s not all about that – it’s a rough timeline of what we did in that twenty months of being on tour before the wreck. Of course, it’s centers on that because it’s pretty profound.”
The DVD packaged with the album is just is “just a teaser for the real deal,” Corso says. “We’re working on a DVD now. It’s gonna be some live performances, and probably a lot of our stupid steam-blowing antics. Sometimes we drink, like, a beer and get a little crazy.”