After declaring an “official band announcement” was imminent, Foo Fighters have followed through on their promise, revealing the band’s decision to go on an indefinite hiatus. The hiatus comes amid rumors of a breakup and possible pursuit of a solo career by frontman Dave Grol, both of which were squashed by the announcement.
Delivered via a sarcastically funny video message that addressed the rumors of the band breaking up and Grohl going solo (and a Nick Lachey cameo) Foo Fighters made clear they are not going their separate ways, while also declaring “nobody’s going fucking solo!” Watch the announcement video here:
Last November, Foo Fighters issued the surprise five-song Saint Cecilia EP. Grohl made a solo appearance at last weekend’s Oscars ceremony, performing The Beatles’ “Blackbird” during the in memoriam portion of the program.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was interviewed by Artisan News on January 16 at the 27th Annual Guitar Center Drum Off where he appeared with his side project The Coattail Riders, and revealed the band was on hiatus, or as he put it “ihateus.” Watch the interview below:
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner has confirmed Tom Petty died due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Last night’s The Avett Brothers concert began with the band covering The Cranberries in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away this week at the age of 46.
Organizers of the Levitate Music & Arts Festival have revealed the lineup for this July’s event.
Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo and Greg Loiacono played the first show of the inaugural Green Leaf Rustlers tour last night in California.
Organizers of the annual Mountain Jam music festival have announced the lineup for the 2018 installment.
Dead & Company, featuring members of the Grateful Dead, has confirmed an extensive 2018 Summer Tour.