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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: 'I never want to not be in this band'

October 02, 2012|By Todd Martens
  • Foo Fighter leader Dave Grohl hinted Saturday night that the band was breaking up. But that's not the case.
Foo Fighter leader Dave Grohl hinted Saturday night that the band was breaking… (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty…)

This is it, Foo Fighters fans. For now. But not forever. Most likely. 

After hinting Saturday that his band may be taking some sort of hiatus, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl released a statement via his publicist today seeking to clarify the group's status. In short, the band is indeed planning a break, but the world won't be without the Foo Fighters forever.

"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive," Grohl writes of the 18-year-old outfit. "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."

So there you have it. The Foo Fighters have definitely not broken up.

For now, Grohl writes, he's concentrating on finishing his documentary "Sound City," which culls from interviews with the likes of Trent Reznor, Frank Black and Lindsay Buckingham on the importance of an analog-focused recording studio in Van Nuys.

Word that the Foo Fighters would be calling it quits sprung from comments Grohl made at New York's Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night. "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man. We don't have any ones after this,'' Grohl said.

It appears what he meant to say was that the Foo Fighters didn't have any shows scheduled after Saturday's performance. But Grohl isn't changing his tune on the band's desire to take some time off.

"I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again," he reiterated today. "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."


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