Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Are Not Breaking Up
The Foo Fighters don’t have any shows scheduled for the foreseeable future but that doesn’t mean that the band is breaking up. Dave Grohl wrote a letter to his fans to assure them that the band would be back sometime soon.
Rumors about the Foo Fighters breaking up started this weekend when Grohl said during a concert:
“Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man. Honestly I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again … and this is the perfect place to do it.”
But that doesn’t mean that the band is breaking up. It just means that they have no live shows scheduled this week.
Grohl writes that he meant what he said on Saturday night at the Global Citizen Festival. But the former Nirvana drummer said that taking a little break will be good for the band.
“Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but 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…”
But Grohl assures his fans that he isn’t putting on his gold retirement watch just yet. The singer said that he’s going to use the temporary hiatus to finish up his Sound City documentary.
You can read Dave Grohl’s full letter below.
Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…
Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… 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.
Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but 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…
But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.
Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…
Thank you, thank you, thank you…