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Grohl says Foos are on break, not breaking up

October 2, 2012 - Andy Gray
Dave Grohl’s comments Saturday at New York’s Global Citizen Festival triggered some speculation about the future of the Foo Fighters.

This morning Grohl, who was born in Warren, issued a statement through his publicist clarifying that the Foos aren’t finished, but he doesn’t know when they’ll be back together.

Grohl is making his directing debut with a documentary about Sound City, the Los Angeles-area recording studio that has been used by such diverse acts as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Metallica and Rage Against the Machine. Based on Grohl’s statement, it sounds like once the film is completed and once Grohl has a chance to take a break and perhaps work on some other projects, the Foos will be ready to fight again.

Here is the full text of the statement:

“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...”


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