Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson make cameo appearances in the music video for "Voodoo Juju," the new single from Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford's latest band, Future User.

ABC News Radio reports that the video, which finds Commerford dealing with insurance difficulties as he goes through spinal surgery, was inspired by real-life experiences — and features footage of his operation.

"I got the idea for the video after I ruptured a disc in my back and needed emergency surgery," Commerford's quoted as saying. "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."

It's a sobering statistic, but the "Voodoo Juju" video treats the subject with a light hand. The storyline starts with Commerford receiving less than excellent care from his doctor (played by Rage guitarist Tom Morello, sporting a comically awful wig), who bails on him mid-surgery after realizing his insurance has run out. Fortunately, that's where a pair of Canadian doctors — played by Lee and Lifeson — step in to finish the job (after explaining the benefits of publicly funded health care, of course).

Check out the video for "Voodoo Juju" above, and for more information about Future User — whose new album #SteroidsorHeroin is out now — visit the band's official website.

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