UPDATE: Well guys, it’s official, the Foo Fighters will be going on an indefinite hiatus. As it turns out, the writing was already on the wall thanks to a recently surfaced interview. During a chat with Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins back in January, Artisan News was able to get the word straight from the musician. The video of the interview can be seen below and finds the sticksman telling them that “we’re on ihateus right now, we’re on an indefinite ihateus.”
According to Hawkins, it’s “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.”
So there you have it.
ORIGINAL: Could the Foo Fighters be splitting up? Is Dave Grohl going solo? Is there some serious inter-band drama happening? Those are just a few questions that began to take over the internet on Tuesday (March 1) after the New York Post’s Page Six posted a story about the Foo Fighters splitting up.
According to a source who spoke with the gossip column, there is reportedly some major tension between frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins. The source told Page Six that the tension has gotten so bad that the band has decided to “take a break.” The reported source told Page Six that, “the band [are] billing it as a ‘break,’ but it’s totally Dave going solo, and Taylor is pissed about it.” The source also claims that Grohl’s performance at the Oscars this past weekend was the gateway to his solo career.
But as we all know with gossip sites and publications, you need to take their reporting with a grain of salt. A few hours after the story was released, a band representative reportedly spoke with Entertainment Weekly and dismissed the claim as “utterly ridiculous.” But statements from representatives aren’t always one-hundred percent honest. In the middle of these ongoing rumors, the band took to social media to post a simple message that read: “Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.”
Could it be the end of the Foo Fighters or are they going to turn this negative gossip bit around and announce something huge like a tour or new record? At this point who knows. Currently, it looks like we are back at square one, though it does seem like the band are taking a little bit of a break. In a recent interview with Billboard, Hawkins told the music publication that there’s nothing on the books for them in 2016.
Could you blame them for taking a much-needed break? They did spend a lot of 2014 promoting their recently released album, Sonic Highways while 2015 found them tirelessly touring behind the album. Then, in November of 2015, they give us The Saint Cecilia EP out of the blue. Who knows what the outcome will be. All we can do is sit back and wait for that announcement to be made.