Foo Fighters Are Not Breaking Up ... Just Goofing Off

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A still of Grohl the goof from the Foo spoof. - YOUTUBE
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Could you hear the collective sigh elicited from the hordes of Grohl-worshipping Foo fans this morning as the band, recently rumored to be calling it quits, denied the sweet fable?

After a completely blown-out-of-proportion statement from drummer Taylor Hawkins statin that after touring for several years it's time for a "break," the internet was abuzz with speculation that the quintet would be hanging up their elastic-waisted skinny jeans.

Cool dads and alternative sorority sisters everywhere rejoiced as the scuttlebutt was thoroughly shot down with the release of a goofy self-spoofing video of Foo Fighters' guitarist and vocalist Dave Growl attempting to make it as a singular artist, following a solo performance of The Beatles' "Blackbird" at Sunday's Oscars.

The tepid rock band's leader, long endearing himself to rockers via friendship with Mot├Ârhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and the inclusion of The Germs' Pat Smear on guitar, is actually, for my money, a better comedian than songwriter. But, hey, I just make my living loving rock 'n' roll, so what do I know. (Then again, Grohl is a bazillionaire, so) ...

Check out Grohl's solo-spoofing, a cameo from Nirvana producer Butch Vig and the Foo Fighters fronted by 98 Degrees' and ex-Jessica Simpson hubby Nick Lachey.