Dave Grohl Confirms Foo Fighters Hiatus, Promises the Band Aren't Breaking Up
Published Oct 02, 2012This past Saturday (September 29), Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl hinted that the group would be going on a lengthy hiatus when he told the told the audience at New York's Global Citizen Festival, "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man," Now, Grohl has issued a statement to clarify his remarks.
In a letter posted on Facebook, Grohl confirmed that the band won't be playing shows anytime soon. He explained, "It's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It's one of the reasons we're still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just... put it back in the garage for a while…"
Fans needn't worry about the Foos hanging up the towel for good, however. Grohl wrote, "I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world."
While the Foo Fighters are the on the back burner, Grohl will focus his efforts on finishing his Sound City Studios documentary. This project will reportedly include an accompanying album. Grohl said that it will be out "in the very near future," and added, "It could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on."
Listen to Grohl's on-stage comments in the video below and read his full statement here.
Foo Fighters' most recent album was last year's Wasting Light.