UPDATE: Wednesday, March 2, at 11:50 p.m. EST
It’s official: The Foo Fighters have trolled the entire world. Amidst rumors of breakups and solo careers, the band have posted a parody-like video that confirms neither of those things are true.
As we first reported below, however, the band never deny embarking on a hiatus (or, in simpler terms, a break). Drummer Taylor Hawkins can be seen in the video below discussing the band’s current state. Additionally, in a recent interview with Billboard, he revealed that the band have “nothing on the books” for 2016. It's totally possible that's all part of the ruse.
Nonetheless, congratulations on trolling everyone, Foo Fighters. You got us.
ORIGINAL POST: Wednesday, March 2, at 7:39 p.m. EST
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has confirmed that the band are on an indefinite hiatus.
Hawkins revealed the information in an interview with Artisan News, calling the break an “ihateus.” (via ConsequenceOfSound).
“We’re on ihateus right now, we’re on an indefinite ihateus,” he said.
He added, “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.”
It is likely that the rest of the band will confirm Hawkins’ statements in their upcoming announcement, which is scheduled to go live this evening.
You can watch Hawkins’ interview below. (His Foo Fighters talk begins around the 5:10 mark.)