Foo Fighters address split rumors with spoof video

Story highlights

  • "I'm holding them back," lead singer Dave Grohl says in spoof video
  • The video shows other band members reacting angrily

(CNN)Calm down, Foo Fighters fans.

The band's not splitting up. And frontman Dave Grohl's not going solo.
    Fans had a collective meltdown when the band said it would make a big announcement amid breakup rumors.
    Turns out, the big announcement was the band using a fake breakup video to reassure fans.
    Foo Fighters posted the video on their social media accounts Wednesday night. It ended with the words: "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up! And nobody's going (expletive) solo!"

    Spoof video

    Before the message, band members took fans through a seven-minute video of a fake breakup that included Grohl performing in a solo career.
    "I'm holding them back; I'm setting them free. It's a win-win situation," Grohl says with a straight face as he discusses his new solo career in the video.
    "Those guys get to do their thing, and I get to find myself and be me."

    Justin Bieber?

    In the video, band members float around a few names for Grohl 's replacement, including Justin Bieber and Phil Collins. Then Nick Lachey saunters in as the new replacement and joins as the band croons its hit song, "Everlong."
    The video ends with the announcement that there's no breakup in the works.