Celebrities know better than anyone that when it comes to rumors, sometimes all you can do is laugh. When Dave Grohl and the other Foo Fighters had had enough of the inescapable rumors that they were "breaking up" or going on an "indefinite hiatus," the rockers made sure we all got a good laugh out of it.
The band addressed the gossip once and for all in an "official band announcement" released on Twitter Wednesday night that took the form of a 7-plus minute YouTube video. It quickly becomes obvious that the video is a prank (phew!) as soon as you press play and foreboding music begins to play while headlines about the breakup rumors flash dramatically across the screen.
Official Band Announcement: https://t.co/16CqSe5lj1— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 3, 2016
After a sensational intro, the video moves to a scene with Grohl consulting with this manager about the possibility of going solo. "I mean, seeing as how that Academy Awards thing went so well, I got to thinking that maybe it's time. You know? Maybe it's time for me to do my own thing."
"You killed it at the Academy Awards," his manager replies. "You mesmerized the whole room, and I think with the momentum from that right now it's your chance to shine. You can take that momentum and totally do your own thing."
From there they discuss how Grohl should go in a "hip" and "cool" new direction, and experiment with electronica. "All you need is one finger," his manager assures him before Grohl steps behind a keyboard and begins to sing. And let's just say his attempt at "hip" and "cool" isn't going to top any charts.
What Grohl doesn't know is that his former bandmates decided to break away on their own and had already begun to look for his replacement. After throwing around a number of options for a new lead singer—from Phil Collins to Nick Lachey—the band recieves an unlikely gift, and in runs former 98 Degrees member, Nick Lachey. "I got here as fast as I could," Lachey pants.
The video ends with an impressive performance of "Everlong" from Lachey and the remaining Foo Fighters before the screen goes dark and the message "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up. And nobody's going f___ing solo!"
Well, that settles it then.