Are the Foo Fighters breaking up?
Ever since Dave Grohl performed solo at the Oscars without his bandmates, rumours have been swirling that frontman Grohl would be pursuing a solo project and bandmate Taylor Hawkins was upset with Grohl. So to address the issue, the band teased an “official” announcement and released a prank video about how they’re separating… NOT!
Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 2, 2016
Foo Fighters fans who were dreading the possible breakup news can now rest easy, cause that isn’t the case at all. The tease was simply to put those breakup rumours to rest once and for all with their parody video titled “Official Band Announcement”.
In the 7-minute tongue-in-cheek clip, Grohl does in fact decide to go solo. There, he ponders about the future of his music career with music producer Butch Vig. Transitioning from guitar to keyboard seems like a daunting task so he opts for a career in electronic music instead.
Meanwhile, the rest of the band – Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel – are having a meeting and brainstorming about who the new lead singer should be. They come up with several non-Foo-Fighters-type artistes: Diplo, Justin Bieber, Prince, Phil Collins (another drummer!), or Gwen Stefani.
Although Nick Lachey isn’t listed as one of the band’s potential recruits, the former 98 Degrees frontman does give a decent vocal delivery with his “Everlong” performance. The video then concludes with the real announcement that read: “For the Millionth Time, We are Not Breaking Up And No One is Going F**king Solo.”
Hawkins previously explained to Artisan News that the band’s decision to go on an indefinite hiatus “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.”
Sometimes, bands just need a time out to recharge. Agree? In the meantime, do check out the tongue-in-cheek video below, it’s worth watching all the way through.
Well played, guys! Lol :D