Foo Fighters: “For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up. And nobody’s going fucking solo!"
For years now, rock band Foo Fighters have steadily churned out album after album, giving rock fans some of the most anthemic and iconic songs of the genre, such as "Best Of You," "Learn To Fly" and "Hero." Formed in 1994 after Dave's former band Nirvana tragically lost lead singer Kurt Cobain, it appeared the Foo era could be over, too.
Earlier this week, band member Taylor Hawkins "confirmed" the guys were taking a break, but it's all a hoax. He told The New York Post: “We’re on hiatus right now, we’re on an indefinite ihateus,” Hawkins said, adding that the decision “was not because we don’t love each other, or don’t want to make music together … We did so much in the last five or six years — we as a band could go into the studio tomorrow and have just as much fun as we ever had, but I think the world needs a break from us for a little while.”
The Foo Fighters Tweeted on Tuesday they had an announcement in store for Wednesday night. 24 hours later, they shared a link to a YouTube video of Dave Grohl getting interviewed about his solo career.
Official Band Announcement: https://t.co/16CqSe5lj1
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 3, 2016
"Maybe it's time for me to do my own thing," Grohl said in the clip. "I'm holding them back. I'm setting them free," he continued. "It's a win win situation. Those guys get to their thing, and I get to find myself and be me." Grohl adds he's going into a new "cool" and "hip" direction.
We see where this is going...
The video shows Grohl taking a stab at making some electronic music in his new venture. The clip then cuts back to the rest of the band contemplating what they should do now, including who should be the lead singer now that Grohl has veered off to do his own thing. At one point Nick Lachey pops into the clip.
The video ends with the message: “For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up. And nobody’s going fucking solo!"