Foo Fighters have released an ‘official band announcement’ video following recent rumours that the band are to split.
Many fans on Twitter have been speculating that the band could be breaking up or going on hiatus, as Page Six reported that a Dave Grohl solo project could be in the pipeline.
However, the band have now mocked such reports and rumours in a spoof clip which sees Grohl attempting to record a solo album, and the rest of the band trying to replace the singer with Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Phil Collins and Nick Lachey.
A statement at the end of the video reads: “For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up. And nobody’s going fucking solo!”
Watch the video beneath.
A spokesperson for the band previously told Entertainment Weekly that reports about the band breaking up were “utterly ridiculous.”
The band released the ‘St. Cecilia’ EP in November 2015 and Grohl wrote a message that hinted at an uncertain future for the band he formed in the wake of his time in Nirvana.
“Maybe these songs are the bread crumbs that will help us find our way back when it’s time,” he wrote at the time of release. “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….”
However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in summer last year, Grohl was adamant the band are “family” and won’t split. “The band is more than a musical group,” he said. “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 fucking roll…We’re not breaking up anytime soon, that would be like your grandparents getting a divorce. Too weird.”
The ‘Saint Cecilia EP’ featured five new songs and was released to coincide with the end of the band’s world tour, which included huge UK gigs and was marred by Dave Grohl breaking his leg in Sweden.
Since that release Grohl has made a number of solo appearances, performing a Beatles cover at The Oscars and joining Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp at the Grammys‘ tribute to Lemmy.