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Dave Grohl goes solo, Foo Fighters hire new vocalist

By | Published on Thursday 3 March 2016

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Dave Grohl has left Foo Fighters to go solo, but the band will continue with former boyband star Nick Lachey as their new vocalist. This is all the information I need to share with you in order to spoil the joke contained within a new video released by the band mocking those rumours that they are splitting. Therefore, I recommend that you do not read the first sentence of this article.

As previously reported, rumours of the band’s imminent split began circulating this week. The spark for this was seemingly that Grohl had performed solo at the Oscars on Sunday, soundtracking the ‘In Memoriam’ section of the evening with an acoustic cover of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’. And apparently an imminent split of Foo Fighters seemed like a more likely explanation for Grohl doing this performance on his lonesome, rather than it just not being appropriate to have big riffs and booming drums playing under a montage of dead people.

Anyway, fans feared the worst when a blunt social media update went out promising an “official band announcement” within 24 hours. What arrived this morning was a video mocking the rumours, in which Grohl begins recording an electro solo album with Butch Vig and the Foo Fighters add some sweet pop vocals to their sound. All of which now seems like quite a good idea.

But don’t read that last paragraph if you want to enjoy the surprise of the big reveal. Here’s the video: