Dave Grohl confirms Foo Fighters hiatus in open letter to fans (read the letter here) - Reverb

Dave Grohl confirms Foo Fighters hiatus in open letter to fans (read the letter here)

In a post on the official Foo Fighters Facebook page Tuesday morning, Dave Grohl confirmed that the band is taking an indefinite hiatus.

In the note, Grohl said he is unsure when the band will play together again. At the Global Citizen Festival in New York this past weekend, Grohl’s onstage comments led to rumors of a potential breakup.

The letter reads:

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

At the Global Citizen Festival, Grohl said, “We don’t have any shows after this. 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.”

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  • ColoJeepGirl

    Is this really the end of FF? Guess I should have seen this coming, they pulled out the big guns for Wasting Light. Thank goodness Muse just released 2nd Law, help me with this mourning period. Thanks for the last 15 years I knew you guys (got me through high school and college). Miss you already.