Dave Grohl performed solo at the Oscars this year, so could that mark the end for Foo Fighters? This week, breakup rumors have been swirling around the "Saint Cecilia" band. On Wednesday night (March 2), Foo Fighters promised a major band announcement... but the result wasn't quite what fans were expecting.
Yes, Foo Fighters trolled us all. Of course, they are not breaking up.
The seven-minute video starts off with ominous articles about Grohl's "Blackbird" performance at the Oscars and the resulting rumors that Foo Fighters were done for good or on an indefinite hiatus. The video then cuts to a conversation between Grohl and his longtime producer Butch Vig. Wearing sunglasses and full of enthusiasm for himself, Grohl muses about going solo after his big performance, and Vig has one answer: go electronica.
While Grohl records "Phony Baloney" (a song we would actually love to hear in full), the rest of Foo Fighters muse over who should replace him. Riffing off of other frontmen who have gone solo (Sammy Hagar, Gwen Stefani, Chris Cornell, Phil Collins), they finally land on a proper replacement: 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey, who actually does a solid version of "Everlong."
But, of course, just like Grohl's song, it's all phony baloney. Foo Fighters are not breaking up, "for the millionth time."
Foo Fighters' official band announcement about not breaking up of going solo follow a week of major rumors following the band. Outlets such as Spin, Alternative Press and Page Six all reported that the band was breaking up or taking an indefinite hiatus as Grohl prepped a solo career.