[Update 8:45 PM]: Welp. The Foo Fighters have punk’d us all and they are not, in fact, breaking up despite Taylor Hawkins’ above statement. Turns out t’was all part of a well executed rouse to prank media outlets and other speculating parties. Their official announcement is the below video, which is admittedly very funny and features Nick Lachey replacing Dave Grohl. Definitive proof that the band have no plans to separate comes at the very end of the video. Looks like there will be more to come from The Foo Fighters yet, though perhaps not immediately. Well played, Foos. Well played.
The Foo Fighter’s “Official Announcement”
While Foo Fighters fans are waiting patiently for an “official announcement” from the band tonight (March 2), an interview with drummer Taylor Hawkins from mid-January has surfaced in which the Foo Fighter band member details the band’s current hiatus (start the above video at the 5:10 mark).
In the video, shot by Artisan News at the 27th Guitar Center Drum Off, Hawkins jokingly describes the nature of the band’s animosity-free hiatus:
“We’re on i-hate-us right now, we’re on an indefinite i-hate-us… not because we don’t love each other, or don’t want to make music together. We did so much in the last five or six years—we as a band could go into the studio tomorrow and have just as much fun as we ever had, but I think the world needs a break from us for a little while.”
For a band that has released several albums, television specials, a documentary, and toured through injuries throughout the last five years, this seems like a perfectly reasonable time for the band to take a break. This also is not the first time the Foo Fighters have announced some sort of break—back in 2012, the band announced similar news, only to return a year later. Though we cannot speculate how long this hiatus might last until the Foo Fighters officially announce details, we have faith that we have not seen the last of them.
Stay tuned for more details as this story emerges.
Matt Grosinger is the Music Editor of Nerdist. You can follow him on Twitter.