Foo Fighters to take indefinite hiatus
After hinting at a possible break during a Saturday (9/29) performance, Dave Grohl has confirmed that the Foo Fighters will take a hiatus with no specific return date in sight.
The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer commented at their Saturday evening set at New York City's Central Park that the band hadn't scheduled any more performances.
"Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this," he stated, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. "This is it, man. We don't have any ones after this."
With rumors about his statements' meaning swirling, Grohl released an official letter Tuesday (10/2) via his publicist, acknowledging that the band is taking a break, though there are no plans of a break-up.
"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive," Grohl revealed in the press release. "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."
Grohl plans to focus on finishing his in-progress documentary, "Sound City," which features commentary by Butch Vig, Trent Reznor and Rick Rubin, among others. The project chronicles "the truth, the craft and the integrity of rock and roll," according to the film's website.
"I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again," Grohl's announcement stated. "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."