Foo Fighters will NOT be revealing a breakup when their "official band announcement" is made on Wednesday night (March 2).
The group tweeted that the announcement would be coming, setting off a flurry of speculation that it would be splitting -- fueled by a Page Six report that founder and frontman Dave Grohl is preparing a solo project. But a spokesperson for Foo Fighters tells Entertainment Weekly that those reports are "utterly ridiculous." That leaves speculation wide open that the announcement could be about anything from a new album to details about the second season of Sonic Highways, which was confirmed to be taking place last fall.
The Foos last release was the St. Cecilia EP for Record Store Day Black Friday in November, and Grohl posted a note then that, "Maybe these songs are the bread crumbs that will help us find our way back when it's time. We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now."
Grohl told us that while he's good at planning, he also understands the value of being open-ended:
"I don't really put too much thought into scheduling the next five years of my life. I just kind of go to the places that feel right. We do the same thing musically. We try not to overthink things. We just start playing and when it sounds like the Foo Fighters, then we have a song. There's never really too much forced decision because then it seems contrived or maybe not real."
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.