The 69 Eyes, ‘Dead and Gone’ — Video Premiere
When it came time for the 69 Eyes to make their second video off the band’s ‘Back in Blood’ album, the sights of one American city were the only backdrop needed for the Finnish vampire rock band. “As the 69 Eyes started their U.S. tour from San Francisco, I came in to an idea … why not to have the beautiful S.F. as a background for the video? I don’t remember any video actually filmed in San Francisco!” Singer Jyrki69 told Noisecreep about filming a video for what he calls the album’s “dark pop song,” because of its break-up story that goes six feet under in a matter of moments.
The video begins on a blurred fade-in of Bam Margera, who also directed the video, and is immediately attracted to a stunning girl across the bar. And with that, a Sid and Nancy-like love begins as the band plays to a storming San Francisco that looks to soon be flooding in a 2012 fashion. Margera couldn’t be more excited with how the video came out, saying, “Usually I direct, but this time I was in it as well, with a friend of mine from S.F. who looks like Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox, but better. With the mixture of her gorgeous looks and beauty shots all around S.F., it was an all win situation!”
But Margera is far from the only cameo in the video. This torn love song has a hook sung by Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. “As we were writing the song, I had the Madden brothers in mind for the backing vocals in the chorus,” Jyrki69 explained. “As he’s part of the song as well, it’s natural to have him in the video, too. This is the 69 Eyes as romantic, yet gloomy as you can get!”