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Foo Fighters disband breakup rumors with comedic sketch

By Marilyn Malara   |   March 3, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Despite widespread rumors following frontman David Grohl's recent solo performances at the Grammys and Academy Awards, rock band Foo Fighters are not breaking up.

The band released a video mocking rumors on Wednesday featuring a comedy sketch imagining what breaking up would look like, and who -- if anyone -- would replace Grohl.

The clip, which we advise contains a fair amount of profanity, begins with Grohl discussing his solo prospects with a friend. Instead of playing in a band, or even playing an instrument, he is seen heading to the studio to attempt breaking into the electronica scene.

Meanwhile, bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett convene to select a new lead singer out of a pool including Justin Bieber, Phil Collins and Gwen Stefani.

Eventually, former 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey heeded his call to try out.

A written message at the end of the video finally puts all rumors of the band's breaking up to rest. "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up," it read. "And nobody's going [expletive] solo!"

The clip comes soon after musician Hawkins recently said the Foo Fighters were on an indefinite "ihateus," or hiatus. "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," he added.

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