Grohl confirms band's hiatus; PC: Wikimedia
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has just confirmed what most of us probably already heard – the band will be taking an indefinite hiatus beginning… now.
Grohl took to the band’s Facebook page to officially announce the news that was first reported last weekend after the frontman told concert goers at the Global Citizen Festival in New York that the band had no current plans to keep going.
"We don't have any shows after this,” said Grohl at the festival appearance. “This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again."
Although both statements furiously deny a breakup and explicitly cite this as a simple break, considering the fact that Grohl remains one of the busiest men in rock with plenty of successful side bands and projects in the works – such as his current membership in Them Crooked Vultures or his work on the Sound City Studios documentary – it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the next time fans get their Foo fix will be a long time coming.
The full text of Grohl’s Facebook post reads as follows:
Hey everyone . . .
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 . . .