By Rishi Iyengar
March 3, 2016

It’s official. The Foo Fighters are … not breaking up, guys, for the last time. And an “Official Band Announcement” video released Wednesday night on the group’s Facebook page put the rumors to rest in hilarious fashion.

Those rumors began this week when the New York Post’s Page Six quoted an anonymous source as saying that the band was taking a “break” that, in reality, is “totally Dave going solo, and Taylor’s pissed about it,” referring to front man Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins.

A Jan. 16 interview with Hawkins, where he says the band is on an indefinite hiatus (or “I-hate-us,” as he referred to it), subsequently began doing the rounds on Wednesday.

The Foo Fighters took all the speculation and ran with it, staging a seven-minute sketch in which Grohl, inspired by his performance of the Beatles song Blackbird at this year’s Oscars, sets off on a solo career. The band, meanwhile, looks for a replacement and settles on Nick Lachey — formerly a vocalist with boy band 98 Degrees.

You can watch the consequences above, but the video ends with a clear message to fans (and haters):

“For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up!”

Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishi.iyengar@timeasia.com.

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