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Foo Fighters Are Officially ‘On Hiatus’

Written by Brayden Darke on October 3, 2012

Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has announced that the Foo Fighters will be taking a long hiatus after weeks of speculation that the band were about to break up. Though they’re not breaking up as it were, it seems like we could be waiting quite a while, if not never, for anything new from Grohl and co.

After a very long tour and promotion of their last album Wasting Light, which was released early year, and seems like after 18 years of rocking out to the masses, it’s time for the band to move on and do different things. For the moment Grohl will be focusing on his own Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release. While I’m sure the others will find their own projects to work on.

Although it does seem grim, there are some good points in Grohl’s statement (which you can read below). He assures fans that he “can’t give up this band”, and the he’s “never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…”.

Foo Fighters visited Australia not once but twice last year, playing some promotional shows before returning in November for a lengthy tour around the country with Tenacious D. Hopefully this wasn’t the last.

Here’s the message posted by Grohl on the Foo Fighters Facebook page.

“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…

Dave”

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