For the past couple of weeks, speculations about the rock band Foo Fighters have been circulating around the internet. Are they going to break up? Are they going on hiatus? Are Taylor and Dave fighting? Is Dave Grohl starting a solo career? This past week, the Foo addressed these rumors once and for all.
Grohl performed solo at last month’s Oscars on Feb. 28 playing the classic Beatles tune “Blackbird” which rose some eyebrows to more fans. Why was he playing solo? Where was Pat Smear or Taylor Hawkins, or the rest of the band?
On March 2, the Foo Fighters official Facebook profile updated their status to this:
Instantly, fans were intrigued. Was this the end of the Foo Fighters?
The entirety of the day was filled with anticipation from their fans and other members of the music world.
Then at 10:44 p.m. Eastern Time, they posted this YouTube video:
The video starts out with headlines talking about possible break ups, Grohl possibly going solo, and his faux fued with drummer Taylor Hawkins.
It then cuts to Grohl saying that he is ready to start his solo career. He puts on a pair of sunglasses and dramatically sings a tune on the piano. Using the lyrics: “I wanna be free/ free to be me/ Can’t you say, now it’s just me.”
It then cuts to the remaining members of the band, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, and Chris Shiflett having a meeting to discuss how they will replace Grohl. They talk about recruiting Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkin, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Justin Beiber (!?), and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Even Phil Collins of Genesis fame comes into conversation.
Finally, Nick Lachey of 98 degrees agrees to be their new front man.
As the video concludes, this text appears on the screen:
So, now that you’ve heard it from the source, it is safe to say that the Foo Fighters are definitely NOT breaking up anytime soon.