Foo Fighters May or May Not Be Breaking Up (Again)

Before playing the fourth song of their set in Central Park on Saturday night, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl sparked rumors that the band would be breaking up after casually saying that the guys had "no more shows after this." "This is it, man," he said to the crowd. "Honestly I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again…and this is the perfect place to do it." Then, today, Grohl shared a letter with fans (by way of a publicist’s email blast) explaining his comments. 

Here’s the letter, sent to copy-and-paste-happy music bloggers worldwide:

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…


Well, whatever that means. Like many folks before him (I’m looking at you, Cher), Grohl has announced his sort-of retirement before, most recently at August’s Reading Festival, where he—let’s be honest, here—lied at it’d be the band’s last show. Let’s see how long before the Foo Fighters get back together for "one last show." At this rate, I’m expecting a reunion tour in three months or so?

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