The Foo Fighters have long been plagued with rumours of a break-up. I remember seeing them in 2012 at Tennent's Vital and hearing a brief announcement which went along the lines of 'We don't have anymore shows or anything planned, so who knows if we'll be at it again!' While that statement is far from unspooling a banner across the stage emblazoned with "THIS IS OUR LAST SHOW! WE ARE NO LONGER A BAND!", it did raise a few eyebrows and spark internet rumours.
This does tend to happen to me. See: Bon Iver, late 2012; Florence + The Machine, mid-2012 (at least they eventually came back). I have a habit of accidentally attending at a band's last show -- for a while, at least.
But here we are, in 2016, and Dave Grohl has been making more and more solo appearances. Don't forget that the Foo Fighters was a solo project he started after the death of Kurt Cobain, and he built the band around the 1995 release, Foo Fighters, which featured only Grohl as a member. He also just received major acclaim for his acoustic performance of "Blackbird" during the In Memoriam tribute at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
Late Tuesday night, the Foo Fighters Facebook page exploded with one simple post: "Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned." The assumption was, naturally, that the Foo Fighters were no more and Dave Grohl would soon be announcing a solo album and tour -- though there were guesses that we'd finally, after all these years, learn why he looks so much like that guy who used to drum for Nirvana.
Well, Foo Fans, hold your breath for the announcement we've known was coming for quite a few years now.
For those of you video-impaired at the moment: No, the Foo Fighters are NOT breaking up. Did anyone break the news to poor Nick Lachey?
As a bonus, I'm throwing in what might be Lachey's first appearance as Foo Fighters frontman. I dug this video, which shows Lachey performing "Learn to Fly" on Rock Band, out of the archives of The Bert Show on Atlanta's Q100 way back in 2008. Because that's how my brain works.