Dave Grohl Assures Fans That Foo Fighters Are Not Splitting Up

Foo Fighters singer addresses break-up rumours   02-Oct-12

Shortly after we announced the release of two new Fender Foo Fighters signature guitars, Dave Grohl took to the interweb to announce that the Foo Fighters are definitely not splitting up, just taking a break. And even though it does sound a bit like the kind of thing you say to someone when you want to break up with them, we believe him.

Speculation about the Foo Fighters breaking up actually started a long time before their gig in New York over the weekend, when Dave Grohl announced it would be their last gig for a long time.

As soon as Foo Fighters posted a clip of 'bridge burning' online prior to the release of Wasting Light, the rumours started. Not surprising given that the opening lyrics of the song are:

"These are my famous last words".

But alas, they spent most of the past year or two reconquering the world, finding a new lease of life and generally doing things that the biggest rock bands in the world do.

Dave Grohl has written the following letter to his fans:


"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...


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