They’re not breaking up. Nobody is going solo. So stop asking already.
Rumors swirled all day yesterday after the Foo Fighters posted a statement on their Twitter page late Tuesday night claiming they were making a major band announcement last night.
The announcement was talked about all over the internet yesterday with the consensus being that (Foos drummer) Taylor Hawkins was pissed at Dave Grohl for appearing at the Academy Awards solo, and that the band was breaking up, with Grohl focusing on his own career.
Well, the band put that rumor to rest with this hilarious video which included Foos producer Butch Vig, and (for some hysterical reason) former 98 degrees singer Nick Lachey.
Rumors of a possible breakup have been in the news for quite some time, particularly after Dave Grohl penned a letter following the release of the Foos latest EP Saint Cecilia that hinted at a possible hiatus.
“Maybe these songs are the bread crumbs that will help us find our way back when it’s time,” he wrote at the time of release. “We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now. Another empty journal, another tap on the shoulder … those things are never far behind. It’s what lies ahead in those woods that excites me now….”
After reading that, it didn’t seem outrageous that we might have witnessed the beginning of the end for the Foos. But according to their official Facebook page, the band are simply taking a bit of time off, because as Hawkins points out, the Foo Fighters have been in our faces non-stop for the last couple years.
Between the Sonic Highways record and HBO series, a world tour (which included the infamous leg-breaking incident in Sweden, and the Grohl throne) and the surprise release of Saint Cecilia Hawkins is not wrong, although I’m sure for most people that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
So, the band will be taking a break for a bit, but here’s hoping they come back stronger than ever. Plus, this DOES leave time for Grohl to work on the 9 million other projects that he has on the go. Just not a solo career…
Way to go Foo Fighters. You’ve pulled a fast one on us once again.