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Foo Fighters break up... NOT! in joke video

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 3/03/2016 Carly Mallenbaum

Since Dave Grohl performed solo at the Oscars, there have been a lot of talk about the Foo Fighters maybe breaking up, or going on an indefinite hiatus.

So, to address the rumors, the band teased an "official" announcement on their Twitter about the status of the group. That announcement? A prank video published Wednesday night about how they're splitting up... NOT!

The 7-minute-plus piece is one big joke about Grohl leaving the band, which is funny, because HE IS NOT LEAVING.

"Seeing as how the Academy Awards thing went so well, I got to thinking that maybe it's time, ya know? Maybe it's time for me to do my own thing," he deadpans on camera.

Dave Grohl leads the Foo Fighters through their paces at the 32nd Love Ride at Castaic Lake, California in 2015. © Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP Dave Grohl leads the Foo Fighters through their paces at the 32nd Love Ride at Castaic Lake, California in 2015. And then the other Foo Fighters are seen trying to revive the band, and send it in "a new direction... something hip" with a new frontman, they say. They brainstorm recruiting someone like Diplo, Justin Bieber, Phil Collins (another drummer!) or Gwen Stefani. 

Though Nick Lachey is not listed as one of the band's possible new singers, the former 98 Degrees frontman says he "got here as fast as I could" to prove he has the pipes to replace Grohl. He proceeds to sing a really decent version of Everlong.

To drive the point home, the video closes with this text: "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up. And nobody's going (explicit) solo!"

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