The Foo Fighters have had a fantastic year so far but nothing good lasts forever. The band is currently taking a break and rumors have started about a split. Have tensions between Dave Grohl and his drummer Taylor Hawkins risen so high that Grohl has decided to go solo? Finally, this official video has the answers you were looking for.
Maybe they just need some downtime to actually enjoy their success after a whirlwind tour and a surprise album release in 2015.
We assume the "break" is so drummer Taylor Hawkins can focus on his cover band Chevy Metal:
Always looking for something to protest, members of the simply awful Westboro Baptist Church lined up outside of a Foo Fighters concerts in Kansas City, MO Aug. 22.
They didn't exactly say what their specific problem was, but they generally hate just about everything, so the Foo Fighters worked for an opportunity to test out their hateful signage.
Dave Grohl and company decided not to take it sitting down.
Well, they stayed seated, but the band members brought out a rather loud sound system and drowned out the jeers of the protesters with the sweet sounds of Rick Astley.
And all praise be to this guy:
And after that, we're sure Dave Grohl retreated to the comfort of his incredible rock star tour throne.
Yesterday, the Internet received a lovely gift in the form of 1,000 musicians all playing the same Foo Fighters song at once. The video has been viewed almost 6 million times as of this writing and has been spread to the four winds of the world wide web.
The stunt was coordinated by Fabio Zaffagnini in an attempt to get the band's attention and persuade them to play in his small northwestern Italian town of Cesena.
Gracious and classy guy that he is, Dave Grohl responded July 31, with a (vertical) video. He gave a message in Italian to the musicians and fans that put together the impressive piece of music and declared an intention for the Foo Fighters to indeed play there.
Here's our transcription of the video with the help of basic linguistic skills and Google translation:
"Hello Cesena, [Unclear, we're not that good] I don't speak Italian. Just a little, a little. This video was beautiful. Very beautiful. Thank you very much.
Yes, we are coming. Promise. I'd love to go there soon. Thank you very much. I love you. Good bye."
The Rockin' 1000, as they're called, has yet to put up a video response on their YouTube account, but they freaked out accordingly on their Facebook page.
Just goes to show you, if you want to get your favorite band's attention, gather 1,000 of your closest musician friends and make a viral sensation.
It's as easy as that.
At least 1,000 people in Italy really, really want The Foo Fighters to play a show near them.
They want it so bad that they all gathered in a field and performed the hit song Learn to Fly as an appeal to the Dave Grohl-led band.
It's a very creative way to beg.
Introducing 6-year-old Jaxon Smith, a self-taught drummer who jams to the Foo Fighters' "Pretender."