The Foo Fighters have found the perfect way to permanently shut down rumour mills that have been concocting stories about the band breaking up. They have uploaded a "mockumentary" styled video titled Official Band Announcement in which Dave Grohl is seen working on his independent music, while the others plan a list of prospective frontman-replacements. Justin Bieber perhaps?
To set the record straight, the band said that they are just going on a break and not breaking-up. In January, drummer Taylor Hawkins had told Artisan News that the band was planning on going on an "indefinite hiatus" and said, "I think that the world needs a break from us for a little while."
Then, Grohl's solo performance at the Oscars had the grape vine buzzing with "sources" confirming that the band was breaking up and Hawkins was upset about it. If this new video does not clear the air, the band's rep told EW that the rumours were "utterly ridiculous".
When asked about going solo last year, Grohl explained, "The band is more than a musical group. It's a family and it's become a way of life with us. We love each other. When the Foo Fighters show up to the airport and there's four SUVs waiting to drive us away, we all get in one SUV, still, to this day. It's how we f*****g roll...We're not breaking up anytime soon, that would be like your grandparents getting a divorce. Too weird."
The band has however decided to take a break from work and no plans for 2016 have been released as of yet. But fans have nothing to worry about. This is not the first time Foo Fighters have taken a time-out. The group were off the road from 2008 to 2011 and then again in 2012.
In a letter that accompanied their latest release St Cecilia EP, Grohl explained, "Maybe these songs are the bread crumbs that will help us find our way back when it's time. We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now. Another empty journal, another tap on the shoulder ... those things are never far behind. It's what lies ahead in those woods that excites me now.... So tonight, as I sit in my Berlin hotel room on our final tour for this album, counting down the days until we return home, I can't help but wonder when we will see each other again. Who knows? But, with everything Foo Fighter-related, it will only be when it feels right. And that's a feeling that's easy to feel."