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2 YEARS

Foo Fighters Taking a Hiatus, Dave Grohl Confirms

The frontman for the Grammy-winning rock group says that after 18 years, they will "be going away for a while."

Foo Fighters

After 18 years, seven albums and 10 Grammys, Foo Fighters are taking a break.

Guitarist and lead singer Dave Grohl wrote a letter to fans confirming speculation that sprung up after he told a Central Park audience Saturday at the Global Citizens Festival that he wasn't sure when the group would be playing again.

"Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man," he said, before the group launched into "Learn to Fly." "Honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again."

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After their set, the band joined hands and took a bow before walking off; Grohl, 43, reappeared onstage to play with headliners Neil Young and Crazy Horse on the final song, "Rockin' in the Free World."

His letter does not call the situation a breakup, but he makes no promises of future material. Read it in full below:

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...

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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 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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