During Thanksgiving week, Delaware band Fozzy was in town to shoot a video for their song "Enemy" on the rooftop of a downtown skyscraper. "The concept of the video was written by British filmmaker Paul Hough, who also directed," says guitarist Rich Ward aka "Duke LaRue."
Ward describes the clip's storyline as "guy with one leg crawls up multiple flights of stairs, catches his wife in the stairwell with another dude, keeps climbing until he gets on the roof where the band is playing and crawls over to the edge. He looks over and then throws himself off to his death."
The actual amputee is played by Eddie McGee, a native New Yorker known for being the first-season winner of the reality show Big Brother.
"In real life, Eddie is the furthest thing from being handicapped. For example, between takes on the set, he would hop over a four-foot wall like it was nothing. Pretty much everyone was in awe of this dude by the end of the day. The general opinion was that he may only have one leg, but he has eight balls.... For example, he had to do several takes where he would pull himself across the gravel roof of this ten-story building, crawl right up to the edge, pause, and then hop up on his leg only inches away from the edge. That move, by the way, made many of us almost nauseous because of the danger. It was genuinely frightening. In a straight-up bar fight, I'd have my money on him over just about anyone."