Foo Fighters are Not Breaking Up

2016-03-03

Story by Anne Erickson

The band’s big announcement: Don’t believe the rumors

Foo Fighters teased a major announcement for Wednesday, and the news had fans speculating that the band was breaking up and that frontman Dave Grohl was going the solo route. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case.

On Wednesday evening, the Foos posted a seven-minute YouTube video that plainly stated the rumors of the band retiring were not true.

The video kicks off with a plethora of media headlines highlighting Grohl’s recent Oscars performance and the rumors of the Foo Fighters breaking up. Grohl is then pictured acting as a diva being convinced by producer Butch Vig that he should take his music on a different path, “something cool and hip.”

Grohl goes on to delve into electronic music. “I’m setting them free. It’s a win-win situation,” he says of his band mates. But, he finds his new role as a keyboard player just isn’t doing it for him.

Meanwhile, the remaining Foo Fighters members – Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett – discuss life after Foos. They decide pop singer Nick Lachey would be a good new vocalist for the band and perform an acoustic rendition of “Everlong” with Lachey.

The end of the video assures fans that the band is “not breaking up” and that nobody is going solo.

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