Rumours. The internet loves a good rumour, especially when it’s about Really Very Famous People like, say, Foo Fighters.
But rumours, they’re usually worth taking with a pinch of salt. Not worth taking too seriously. Until something happens that maybe makes you think twice.
Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 2, 2016
Right then. So what’s going on in Camp Foo Fighters?
Back on Monday, the New York Post’s Page Six reported “tension” within the band between Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Drummers, eh? An unnamed source claims Grohl is building up to a solo record.
“The band is billing it as a ‘break,’ but it’s totally Dave going solo and Taylor is pissed about it,” the Post’s source said.
Grohl’s letter that accompanied the release of the band’s recent ‘Saint Cecilia’ EP doesn’t necessarily help matters much either. “Maybe these songs are the bread crumbs that will help us find our way back when it’s time,” he wrote. “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…. So tonight, as I sit in my Berlin hotel room on our final tour for this album, counting down the days until we return home, I can’t help but wonder when we will see each other again. Who knows? But, with everything Foo Fighter-related, it will only be when it feels right. And that’s a feeling that’s easy to feel.”
A representative of the band declined to comment to Entertainment Weekly about Dave’s 2016 plans, but says any reports about the band breaking up are “utterly ridiculous”.
That doesn’t mean fans aren’t worried about the announcement, though. “The straight forwardness of this tweet has me worried,” posts one fan. “Please don’t split,” writes another.
It seems a bit odd for a band to tease the announcement of a break, but one thing’s for sure – we’ll know all tomorrow.