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Foo Fighters to “go away for a while”, says Grohl

By | Published on Wednesday 3 October 2012

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Contrary to what many inferred by what Dave Grohl told crowds at New York’s Global Citizen Festival last Saturday and the Reading Festival in August, the quintet are “definitely not breaking up”. But they are “going away for a while”.

Closing the Foos’ set with a speech comparable to the one Captain Von Trapp makes at the end of ‘The Sound Of Music’, Grohl said this weekend: “This is it, man. We don’t have any shows after this. This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because honestly, I don’t know when we’re going to do it again”.

Further to that message, Grohl has since shared a statement via the Foo Fighters Facebook page, writing: “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 lest we all misinterpret any of the above, MTV says it has had official assurance from Foo HQ that the band are, once again, “definitely not breaking up”. Repeat: they are just going on a break. So, that’s nice. And in the meantime, Dave’s new doc ‘Sound City’, which he’s billing as the “biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on”, is edging its way to completion.